UK Fully Funded Scholarship for International Students

UK Fully Funded Scholarship for International Students

About UK Fully Funded Scholarship to study in the University of Stirling INTO Stirling Progression Scholarships. UK Fully Funded Scholarship for International Students – Since our founding in 1967, the University of Stirling has always been driven by transformative thinking and a spirit of innovation. Our mission is to do everything we can to give our students the knowledge and expertise to make their impact in the world.

Everything we do makes a positive difference to people’s lives. We are an agent for change, connecting people, innovating and transforming the lives of our students, staff and the global communities we serve. We have a constant desire to innovate and improve in order to make a difference to society. It’s how we’ve earned our global reputation for high-quality teaching and internationally acclaimed research.

Choosing to study in the UK is a big decision and we understand that finance is a key factor. We offer a number of scholarships and funding options to help you achieve your academic ambitions.

All subject

Undergraduate, Postgraduate (taught), research degrees

Fee status

Number of awards

Value of awards
Up to £4,000

Your country/region
All nationalities

scholarships and funding

Choosing to study in the UK is a big decision and we understand that finance is a key factor. We offer a number of scholarships and funding options to help you achieve your academic ambitions.

As part of our commitment to attracting the very best students to join our diverse international community, we are delighted to offer the External Progression Scholarships.

Background information

This scholarship is available to students who successfully progress from a qualifying pathway programme delivered by the into University of Stirling joint venture onto a University of Stirling undergraduate or postgraduate taught programme.

Students who progress with an overall score of 70% and above – £4,000 fee waiver
Students who progress with an overall score of 60% to 69% – £3,000 fee waiver
Students who progress with an overall score of 50% to 59% – £2,000 fee waiver
The fee waiver only applies to the first year of study at the University of Stirling.

Eligibility and availability

  • You must have received a conditional or unconditional offer of admissions for an eligible undergraduate or postgraduate taught course at the University of Stirling.
  • You must be classed as overseas for tuition fee purposes.
  • You must have successfully completed a relevant INTO pathway programme at the INTO University of Stirling centre. This excludes English only courses, including pre-sessional language courses.
  • You must be a full-time student.

This scholarship is only available to students studying at our Stirling campus.
Please note that award of this scholarship cannot be combined with any other University of Stirling scholarship or award

How do I apply?

Students will automatically be identified as part as the admissions process. No separate application is required for this award

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How to apply for our research degrees

If you’ve got the drive and the potential to join our ground-breaking research community here’s how you can apply for a research degree at the University of Stirling.


Before you apply

To help your application process, our general entry requirements for our research degree programmes are:

An upper second class honours Bachelors degree or higher qualification. For some studentships and programmes of study a suitable masters degree may be specified.
If your first language is not English you’re required to show English language competency equivalent to the minimum level of IELTS 6.5 (6.0 in all bands). Some subjects require a higher level of English language competency.

How to apply
Follow these steps to apply for a research degree at Stirling.

Step 1: Develop your research proposal

Before applying for a research degree, it’s important that you have a clear idea of what you would like to research, what you hope to achieve, and how you plan to achieve it. Your research proposal is your chance to lay out all of these details as part of the application process.

A research proposal should include a background, rationale and context as to why you want to undertake your research, as well as detailing clear aims and objectives. The proposal should also include more detail about your expertise, methodology and how you will approach your study.

For guidance on how to produce a good research proposal, you can take a look at our guidance on writing a research proposal.

You’ll submit your research proposal as part of the online PhD application form.

Step 2: Choose a subject area

Once you’re confident you have a good core idea for the research you’d like to carry out, you should identify the subject area your research will fall under.

Our PhD subject areas  page shows the broad topics we offer supervision in, but we appreciate that every PhD is an original idea and may not sit neatly under a single subject area. You should apply for the area that seems most relevant to your research proposal, and we can always reallocate applications to the most suitable subject area after you apply.

Before starting the application process, we recommend that you try to identify a supervisor who you would like to guide and mentor you during your studies. By using our  Find a Supervisor tool, you can search for members of staff operating in your chosen field and make contact with them to check their availability and discuss your research proposal.

You can still apply for a research degree without naming a supervisor in your application form, but making initial contact with one of our experts can be a helpful way to ensure your application is as strong as possible.

Step 3: Apply

Apply online for your research degree

When to apply

You can apply up to one year before you want to start your research degree. We can accept completed applications up to just before the start of semester, but we advise early application, particularly from overseas applicants, to allow sufficient time for our decision and to arrange visas and travel to Scotland.

Application Deadline:

There are no deadlines as we consider applications throughout the year.

You can normally begin a research programme (PhD/MPhil) on the 1st of any month.

We recommend that international candidates who require a visa to study in the UK should find out more about how and when to apply. EU applicants

If you commence your studies in 2020/21 and 2022/23, the UK Government has confirmed that you’ll remain eligible to apply for Research Council PhD studentships at UK institutions to help cover costs for the duration of your study. The Research Councils UK (RCUK) currently provides fees-only funding.

Funding and Scholarships


Find out more about fees, funding and scholarship opportunities for research degrees.

We’re here to help

The Institute for Advanced Studies is here to help prospective and current students with their postgraduate research at Stirling. For any queries, please get in touch. via email:

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