STAR Scholarship


Key facts

  • Number of scholarships: Varies
  • Value: £1,250 per annum payable from date scholarship awarded
  • Opens: 1 November 2023
  • Deadline: 26 June 2024
  • Helps with: Living costs
  • Duration: Typically 4 years, but may allow for 5 year courses


These STAR Scholarships are funded by generous donations from alumni and a number of external organisations to provide opportunities for undergraduate students from disadvantaged backgrounds to study at the University of Strathclyde.


To be eligible for consideration for an award, candidates must be holding a conditional/unconditional offer of admission to an undergraduate degree course at the University of Strathclyde and:

  • be entering the University from a Scottish secondary school with a low number of pupils moving to HE, (view the list of eligible schools); or
  • be a secondary school/college leaver, and reside in a postcode which falls within the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) Quintile 1 i.e. the bottom 20% most deprived (Note: applicants who fall under this category will be contacted directly); or
  • have been in receipt of EMA in the past three years ; or
  • have been in receipt of free school meals in the past three years.

The Head Teacher (or a designated member of school staff) is asked to provide a reference.

Care Experienced applicants will be contacted directly with information on our Strathclyde Cares support package.

Eligible applicants who also indicate that they are a carer/estranged will be prioritised.

Subject eligibility

Accounting & finance, Architecture, Biomedical engineering, Chemical engineering, Chemistry, Civil & environmental engineering, Computer science, Design manufacture & engineering management, Economics, Education, Electronic & electrical engineering, English, Entrepreneurship, History, Human resource management, Law, Marketing, Mathematics & statistics, Mechanical & aerospace engineering, Languages, Naval architecture ocean & marine engineering, Pharmacy & biomedical sciences, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Speech & language therapy, Business, Journalism, Hospitality & tourism, Management, Forensic science, Management science, Social policy, Teaching, Aeronautical engineering, Biochemistry, Biology & biological sciences, Biomedical science, Civil engineering, Data analytics, Environmental engineering, Health, Immunology, International relations, Mechanical engineering, Microbiology, Naval architecture, Ocean engineering, Pharmacology, Product design, Prosthetics & orthotics, Renewable energy, Social work, Software engineering, Sports engineering, Engineering, Science, Marine Engineering

Levels eligibility


Study modes eligibility

Full Time

Fee Status

Home (Scottish)

Student type


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How to apply

Now open for applications. Please check the eligible schools to ascertain if your school is on the list and therefore eligible to apply. If you are eligible under the SIMD status condition then we will make contact with you directly.

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Contact us

If you have any queries or wish to submit an application for this award, please contact