How Much Will It Cost?
Sadly, probably more than you think: fees vary widely from a one year taught MSc to a PhD. In addition, remember to factor in accommodation, food, utility and other household bills, books and computer equipment, (child care if required) and travel. If you choose to continue your studies at this university there is a 20% discount for alumni.
Sources of Funding
The main sources used to fund further study are:
- Research Councils – competitive studentships
- The Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) – check eligibility for support and loans
- Institutions – check university websites directly
Another useful source of funding information is the Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding. This Guide contains a large list of charities offering funding for further study. It also has advice on how to write successful funding applications. You can consult the guide in the Careers Service - please ask at our Reception desk.
Fees will depend on your chosen country and course or research programme. Outside the EU British graduates will be considered international students and this can mean considerably higher fees. Living costs may be higher or lower than in the UK depending on the country. If you are a research student you may be able to pick up some teaching at your university but do not depend on this. Always check if your visa allows you to work while studying.
Investigate funding very carefully and bear in mind that many awards and scholarships have closing dates more than a year in advance of potential start dates. Check your eligibility carefully as some charities and trusts may not fund international study.