Scholarships & funding opportunities

Dean's International Excellence Award - Postgraduate Taught: Humanities and Social Sciences - January 2022

To recognise academic achievement, the Dean's International Excellence Award - Postgraduate Taught - January 2022 offers all qualified international postgraduate students a merit-based scholarship of £4,000 towards the first year of tuition fees of a full-time Masters programme in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. This is available for programmes starting in January 2022 only.

  • Number of scholarships 30
  • Value £4,000
  • Opens 1 September 2021
  • Deadline 10 December 2021
  • Help with Tuition fees
  • Duration One year


To apply for a Dean's International Excellence Award - Postgraduate Taught: Humanities & Social Sciences - January 2022, candidates must:

  • Be available to commence their academic studies in the UK by the start of the academic year in January 2022.
  • Have an offer of study for a full time, postgraduate, Humanities and Social Sciences programme at the University of Strathclyde.
  • Be eligible to pay full, international tuition fees. 
  • Have paid the tuition fee deposit before 10 December 2021.
  • Available for the following programmes only; MSc Education Studies, MLitt Media & Communication, MSc TESOL & Intercultural Communication, MSc Criminology & Social Policy. 

Terms and conditions

  • Applicants must meet all of the above eligibility criteria to be considered for this scholarship.
  • To receive their scholarship, awardees must enrol in the 2021/2022 academic year and continue to meet all of the above eligibility criteria throughout their studies.
  • The number of scholarships available and amount awarded is subject to change.
  • Students receiving discounted tuition fees from partner universities are not eligible.
  • The value of each scholarship will be £4,000. The scholarship will be awarded towards the payment of a student’s tuition fee, subject to academic progression.
  • Students who have an offer of study for a postgraduate taught course in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences will be notified if they qualify for the award.
  • Once the tuition fee deposit has been paid, students will receive a scholarship letter confirming the award and the amount of the award. The letter can be used to confirm fees due as part of the Tier 4 Student Visa application.
  • Scholarship recipients will be expected to engage with student ambassador activities during their course of study, such as supporting student recruitment activities and events.
  • Students who defer their offer of admission will not be eligible.
  • Students who transfer to a degree out with the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences will no longer be eligible to receive a scholarship.
  • Scholarships will be awarded in order of deposit paid until the total available are awarded. 
  • Students are only eligible to hold one scholarship per academic year from the University of Strathclyde.
  • The Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences’ decision on the awarding of scholarships is final. Appeals will not be considered.

How to apply

Offer holders will be notified if they qualify for the award.