Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences: International Scholarships Postgraduate Taught 2023/24


Key facts

  • Number of scholarships: 285
  • Value: £2,500 - £5,000
  • Opens: 19 March 2023
  • Deadline: 31 July 2023
  • Helps with: Tuition fees
  • Duration: One year


We offer several scholarships for our Faculty of Humanities & Social applicants joining postgraduate taught programmes in academic year 2023/24.

All self-funded, international (non-EU) fee-paying offer holders with strong academic qualifications are encouraged to apply. Please note - you must hold an offer to a full-time postgraduate taught degree programme starting in academic year 2023/24 before your scholarship application will be considered.

If you're applying for a postgraduate taught degree programme, you can apply for a scholarship award equivalent to a 15% reduction of your tuition fees, which will typically be £2,500-£3,000.

In addition to this, we have a limited number of Dean’s International Excellence Awards for our postgraduate taught applicants. These scholarships are worth £4,000 - £5,000 and will be offered to exceptional applicants at postgraduate taught level. Applicants need to only submit one application and will be considered for all levels of postgraduate taught scholarships.

Please note that the awards cannot be combined, you will be considered for either the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences International Scholarship Postgraduate Taught or the Dean’s International Excellence Award.  These awards are offered based on merit and are competitive.  They are not guaranteed.



Postgraduate Taught

To be considered for the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences International Scholarship applicants should have a 2:1 (or equivalent) in their undergraduate degree.

Dean's International Excellence Awards

To be considered for a Dean’s International Excellence Award, students are required to demonstrate academic excellence (usually a UK first-class undergraduate degree or international equivalent), and the potential both to make a significant contribution to the Strathclyde community during their studies and in their chosen profession upon graduation (assessed by information provided in the scholarship application form).

The deadline for applying for a scholarship is 31st July 2023 for September 2023 entry

Important things to note

  • Applications are now being accepted and completed application forms should be submitted as early as possible.
  • To be considered for a scholarship an applicant must hold an offer to study a full-time attendance course in the 2023/24 academic year.
  • The value of the postgraduate taught scholarship award is equivalent to a 15% reduction of your tuition fees.
  • Postgraduate taught applicants who wish to be considered must apply by no later than 31st July 2023 for September 2023 entry.
  • The Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences International Scholarships are only open for self-funded, international (non-EU) fee-paying applicants enrolling on a full-time course. Those who receive full sponsorship from a government office or embassy are not eligible to apply.
  • Online and blended learning programmes are not eligible for these scholarships.
  • Scholarships are competitice and will be awarded on a rolling basis.  Awards may be allocated early in the applications cycle.
  • Students are only eligible for one scholarship per academic year from the University of Strathclyde.
  • To receive their scholarship, awardees must enrol in the 2023/2024 academic year and continue to meet all of the above eligibility criteria.
  • Scholarship recipients will be expected to engage with student ambassador activities during their course of study, such as supporting student recruitment activities and events.
  • The Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences’ decision on the awarding of scholarships is final.

Subject eligibility

Education, English, History, Law, Languages, Politics, Psychology, Speech & language therapy, Journalism, Social policy, International relations, Social work

Levels eligibility

Postgraduate Taught

Study modes eligibility

Full Time

Fee Status


Student type


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How to apply

Those eligible will be notified and encouraged to apply as part of their offer of study.

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Contact us

For further information contact:

E: studywithus-hass@strath.ac.uk