Other Funding Opportunities

Please explore the following funding opportunities available and consider national funding programmes for which you may be eligible.

Many students are able to find scholarships from their home government.

You may also explore the opportunities detailed on the following webpages:

Please note that the scholarships on the above webpages are administered independently so any questions or communication should be made directly to the provided contact and not to the IMSISS Office as we have no input.

Erasmus+ Master Degree Loans are EU-guaranteed loans with favourable pay-back terms.  The scheme is designed to support postgraduate students finance their Master’s courses in an Erasmus+ Programme country, helping to cover living and tuition costs when studying in a country other than where they live or where they took their first degree.

The terms of the loan include:

  • No need to provide collateral when applying for the loan
  • An interest rate lower than the market rate
  • A grace period of up to two years before repayments begins

Erasmus+ Master Loans are currently available to students who are resident in the following programme countries – and who are seeking to study abroad in another programme country:

  • Spain
  • Italy (Emilia Romagna region)
  • Croatia
  • Romania
  • Turkey

The scheme is managed by the European Investment Fund (EIF) which publishes details of participating banks, student loan agencies, and other organisations. More information on the management of the Master Loan is  available on the European Commission’s Erasmus+ Master Degree Loan webpage.

We will continue to provide updates on this web page when more information becomes available. Please see the Erasmus + website for further information.

The IMSISS programme is eligible for Student Loans Company/UK Government funding; students must meet the condition of doing half of their master programme in the UK. This means that they will need to complete the Mobility 4 period at the University of Glasgow to qualify.

See further information on the Student Loans Company website.

The IMSISS programme is eligible for funding from SAAS.

Scottish students are eligible for fee and maintenance loans. Other EU students are eligible for fee loans only.

Funding for EU students starting in 2020/21

The Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) offer a tuition fee loan of up to £5,500 for all eligible full-time taught postgraduate students from non-UK EU countries.

Applications for funding are open from April and repayment will be added to any existing undergraduate loans if applicable.

Please visit the SAAS website for more funding information.

The US-UK Fulbright Commission hosts both the Fulbright scholarship programme and the EducationUSA advising network for the UK. The Commission focuses on opportunities and exchanges between the USA and the UK, as part of a global programme.

The Fulbright University of Glasgow Award covers the first year of any non-clinical master’s degree programme offered by the university. See Fulbright Commission website for more details.