Global Research Scholarship


Key facts

  • Number of scholarships: Up to 15
  • Value: Scholarship will cover tuition fees
  • Opens: 3 April 2024
  • Deadline: 30 April 2024
  • Helps with: Tuition fees
  • Duration: 36 months


Strathclyde Business School is offering up to 15 PhD fee-only awards.

These will be competitively awarded to outstanding applicants for PhD study with a start date of 1 October 2024.

Applicants must have an excellent academic track record with appropriate external recognition and be able to demonstrate commitment to their chosen field of study. Applications are welcome in all of our subject areas but we particularly welcome applicants interested in any of our areas of research expertise. The awards will apply for each year of study, up to a maximum of 36 months of full-time study.


For entry to our PhD programmes we normally look for a first-class or upper second-class UK Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in a relevant business or social science-related subject, as well as a Master degree, or overseas equivalent, although there are often exceptions. When reviewing your academic achievements, we're particularly interested in grades relating to independent research (for example, a research project or dissertation).

Strathclyde Business School is committed to supporting a diverse and inclusive postgraduate research population. We make decisions on entry by assessing the whole person and not relying solely on academic achievements. On that basis, please ensure that your application (via a statement in your CV) can evidence your resourcefulness, commitment and resilience as demonstrated by broader professional and life experiences. This evidence should be centred on your ability to undertake and complete a PhD and contribute to a positive PhD community.

English language requirements

You can prove your knowledge of English by:

Passing a Secure English Language Test from our list of accepted providers with an IELTS (or equivalent) score of 6.5, with no individual element below 5.5.

We will also consider evidence of prior study using English as the medium of instruction, if this study was in the last five years.


Your application must include:   

  • An updated curriculum vitae   
  • A research proposal
  • Details of two academic referees, including email addresses   
  • Academic transcripts, which must be certified copies   

Subject eligibility

Accounting & finance, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Human resource management, Marketing, Business, Management, Management science

Levels eligibility

Postgraduate Research

Study modes eligibility

Full Time, Part Time

Fee Status

Home (Scottish), England or N. Ireland or Rep. Ireland or Wales, International

Student type


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How to apply

Prospective PhD students can apply for this award by:

  • making a full application on the Pegasus application system, ensuring all required documentation is uploaded prior to pressing ‘submit’
  • clearly indicating that they would like to be considered for this scholarship opportunity in the funding details section of the application

These scholarships cannot be combined with any other Strathclyde University award.

If you’ve already submitted an application you do not need to apply again; you should inform us that you are interested in applying for this award.  Please contact noting your interest in Global Research Scholarship. If you're awarded a Global Research Scholarship you'll be asked to provide evidence that you can support your living expenses for the duration of your PhD study.

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