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 4Following the successful merger between University of Paisley
    and Bell College the next stage in our development sees us
    renamed as University of the West of Scotland.
stUdy iN scOtLANd                           Our innovative programmes, strong career
                                            focus, collaboration with industry and
On 1 August 2007, the University of
                                            commerce, research expertise and highly
Paisley and Bell College merged to create
                                            student-centred approach mean that the
Scotland’s largest modern University
                                            University experience is geared towards
with campuses in Ayr, Dumfries, Hamilton
                                            ensuring your academic qualification leads to
and Paisley.
                                            real-world results.
We offer a wide range of undergraduate
                                            We recognise that studying overseas is a
and postgraduate opportunities in:
                                            major undertaking, both personally and
4Business                                   financially, and we aim to do all we can to
                                            assist you in this. To help you achieve your
4Media                                      goals, we offer a number of scholarship
4language & Music                           opportunities which are outlined in this guide.
4education                                  Some are exclusive scholarships, offered
4computing                                  by the University, while others are national
                                            scholarship schemes that you may wish to
4health, nursing & Midwifery                take advantage of.
4social sciences
                                            If you would like to find out more about
4engineering & science                      studying at the University or any of the
                                            scholarships on offer, please see the
                                            international section of our website
                                            www.uws.ac.uk or telephone our Advisors
                                            in University Direct at
                                            + 44 (0) 141 848 7044, or e-mail
                                            uni-direct@uws.ac.uk

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                                         russia
canada             europe

 united
states of
 aMerica
                                                  china
                                          india
                   africa




   south
  aMerica



                                                          australia
             south




                                                                 new zealand




            stUdy iN scOtLANd with the uniVersitY of the west of scotland
excLUsiVe schOLARships                                          pOstGRAdUAte fee OffeR
– OffeRed by the UNiVeRsity                                     (up to 20% off tuition fees)
iNteRNAtiONAL                                                   award amount: 10% discount on fees for full fee
                                                                paying international students who wish to progress from
UNdeRGRAdUAte schOLARships                                      undergraduate study to postgraduate study. you will also
(up to 35% off tuition fees)                                    be entitled to a further 10% discount if you pay your fees
award amount: 25% fee reduction upon entry into year            in full prior to, or on enrolment, providing this is within
one of an undergraduate degree programme. you will also         one week of formal classes commencing.
be entitled to a further 10% discount if you pay your fees
                                                                eligibility: All international students who have
in full prior to or on enrolment providing this is within one
week of formal classes commencing.                              successfully completed one year of undergraduate study
                                                                progressing to postgraduate study.
eligibility: Scholarships are available for full fee paying
students from India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Singapore and          details of award: 10% will be deducted from fees upon
Sri lanka. Applicants should have received an offer for         progression to postgraduate study.
entry into the first year of an undergraduate degree at the     application procedure: you will need to complete a
University of the West of Scotland.                             postgraduate application form and have received an offer
details of award: 12 scholarships are available. Applicants     of a place on a postgraduate programme at the University.
must be applying for entry into first year. This award is for   further information: Please contact University Direct,
one year only.                                                  e-mail uni-direct@uws.ac.uk
application procedure: Applicants should apply for
the scholarship after they have received an offer and
accepted a place at the University. An application form         iNteRNAtiONAL ReseARch
can be downloaded from the website at: www.uws.ac.uk/
international/scholarships.asp
                                                                schOLARships
                                                                (up to 45% off tuition fees)
Alternatively, please e-mail the overseas Marketing office
at overseas@uws.ac.uk to request an application form.           award amount: 35% fee reduction for each year of
The deadline for applications for entry in September 2008       research for a maximum of three years. you would also be
is 30 June 2008.                                                entitled to a further 10% discount if you pay your fees in
further information: Please contact University Direct,          full prior to or on enrolment providing this is within one
e-mail uni-direct@uws.ac.uk                                     week of formal classes commencing.
                                                                eligibility: full fee paying overseas students. you must
                                                                have applied for and been offered a place on a full-time
UNdeRGRAdUAte iNceNtiVe                                         higher Degree by research programme at the University.
scheme (up to 60% tuition fees)                                 Awards are available for students from India, Pakistan,
award amount: 50% tuition fee discount for students             China, Malaysia, Singapore and Sri lanka.
who have completed three consecutive years of study             details of award: The awards will be available for specific
at the University and are progressing to honours or MSc         research areas and will be granted on academic merit. Six
level. you will be entitled to a further 10% discount if        awards are available.
you pay your fees in full prior to or at enrolment provided
this is within one week of formal classes commencing.           application procedure: you must have applied for and
you will also be entitled to apply for the International        been offered a place on a full-time higher Degree by
Undergraduate Scholarship (see above) upon entry into           research programme at the University. you can download
first year.                                                     a research application form from the University website
                                                                at: www.uws.ac.uk/apply/research-apply.asp
eligibility: All full fee paying overseas students who
have completed three consecutive years of study at the          you should state on your application that you are applying
University will be eligible for the Incentive Scheme when       for an International research Scholarship. Scholarships will
they progress to fourth year honours or MSc level. Please       be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
note that this scheme applies to students who have              further information: Please visit the research section
entered the University from September 2006 onwards.
                                                                of the University website at www.uws.ac.uk/research
details of award: Students entering first year of               or e-mail Morag Milner-White at morag.milner-white@
an undergraduate programme at the University and                uws.ac.uk
completing three years of study will be entitled to a
50% reduction in fees if they progress to the fourth year
(honours level) or to a one year MSc programme at
the University.
application procedure: After completion of three
years of study, you will automatically be entitled to a
50% reduction in fees. you do not need to complete an
application form.
further information: Please contact University Direct,
e-mail uni-direct@uws.ac.uk

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iNteRNAtiONAL                                                  eARLy pAymeNt iNceNtiVe –
AccOmmOdAtiON bURsARy -                                        tUitiON fees
£1,000                                                         award amount: 10% discount on tuition fees*.
award amount: £1,000 deducted from the cost of                 eligibility: All full fee paying overseas students who have
accommodation in the University’s self-catering                paid their fees in full prior to, or on enrolment, providing
residences or flats.                                           this is within one week of formal classes commencing, will
eligibility: The bursary applies on a first-come, first-       be entitled to a 10% discount on tuition fees.
served basis. All full fee paying overseas students staying    further information: Please visit the finance section of
at the University’s self-catering residences or flats are      the University website or contact the finance office on
eligible to apply. The bursary does not apply to private       00 44 (0)141 848 3190.
accommodation outside the University. Students must
                                                               * Fees are subject to annual review.
stay in University accommodation for 36 weeks of the
academic calendar.
details of award: The bursary will be awarded in two           eARLy pAymeNt iNceNtiVe –
amounts of £500. The balance of the first semester
accommodation must be paid before the second semester
                                                               AccOmmOdAtiON
£500 will be credited. Students pay the balance of             award amount: 5% discount on the full years
the accommodation fee; in session 2008/2009 this               accommodation fee. full fee paying overseas students
will amount to approximately £1000 for 36 weeks                would also be entitled to the accommodation bursary
accommodation.                                                 of £1,000.
application procedure: As an international student, you        eligibility: All full fee paying international students
will receive an Accommodation Bursary application with         staying in the University’s residential accommodation.
your decision letter when you have been offered a place at     To be entitled to the 5% discount, your accommodation
the University. you will need to complete and return this      fees for the semester must be paid in full prior to, or on
form and your name will be added to the list for               enrolment, provided this is within one week of formal
the bursary.                                                   classes commencing. The accommodation costs for
                                                               2008/2009 have not yet been set but will be around £56
further information: Please e-mail the Accommodation           per week before discount (see Accommodation Bursary
Unit, accommodation@uws.ac.uk or for details of the            section - approximately £1,000 for the session).
University’s accommodation, visit www.uws.ac.uk/about/
facilities                                                     further information: Please visit our website or e-mail
                                                               accommodation@uws.ac.uk




                                                       stUdy iN scOtLANd with the uniVersitY of the west of scotland
exteRNAL schOLARships                                          details of award: There are currently no awards available.
(adMinistered BY the                                           application procedure: The University’s selection process
uniVersitY)                                                    takes place around the end of April. The final selection is
                                                               carried out by Universities UK (UUK).
depARtmeNt fOR                                                 further information: Please visit the orSAS website
iNteRNAtiONAL deVeLOpmeNt                                      at www.orsas.ac.uk or for research information visit
cOmmONweALth                                                   our website.
shARed schOLARship scheme
award amount: The scholarship will cover tuition fees,
travel and living expenses.
                                                               exteRNAL schOLARships
                                                               (not adMinistered BY the
eligibility: To be eligible for the scholarship, you
must hold a first degree at either first class or upper
                                                               uniVersitY)
second class level. Priority will be given to candidates       scOtLANd iNteRNAtiONAL
under the age of 30. you must also be a national of a          schOLARship pROGRAmme
Commonwealth developing country and not living or
                                                               award amount: Tuition fees, airfare and living allowance.
studying in a developed country. you must be willing to
return to your own country to work or study. you will          eligibility: you need to be a permanent resident of one
need to provide evidence of English language ability e.g.      of the following countries: China or India. you should be
IElTS, ToEfl certificate.                                      between the ages of 25 and 35 and have between 3 and
details of award: you must hold an unconditional offer         5 years relevant working experience. you will need a good
of a place at postgraduate level at the University. Priority   level of English i.e. at least IElTS 6.5. you should not be
is given to subjects related to the economic, social and       currently working or studying in the UK, hold a good first
technological development of the students’ home country.       degree and not have previously received UK government
In light of this, preference will be given to applicants       funding.
applying to Waste Management with Environmental                details of award: Awards are for postgraduate
Management, Quality Management and Computer-Aided              study in the fields of science, technology and the creative
Engineering.                                                   industries. Awards are administered by the British Council
application procedure: Please see the University website       - for more details visit the Council’s website (see below).
for details of eligible commonwealth countries and             application procedure: you must first apply to the
application procedures.                                        University of the West of Scotland and then to the
further information: Please visit the scholarship section      Scholarship Programme. The scholarship offer will be
of the University website or e-mail overseas@uws.ac.uk         subject to obtaining a confirmed offer of admission from
                                                               one of the three chosen institutions that you have applied
                                                               to in Scotland. The deadline for applications for 2008 is
OVeRseAs ReseARch stUdeNts                                     March 14 2008. for an application form please visit the
AwARds scheme (ORsAs)                                          website below.
award amount: Part-payment of fees for a maximum               further information: Visit the British Council Scotland
of three years. The University normally also awards a          website www.scotlandscholarship.com
supplementary bursary i.e. the remainder of the fee and an
annual maintenance grant.
eligibility: full fee paying overseas students holding
an offer for admission to a full-time higher Degree by
research programme at a UK University. you must not
have studied at PhD level before.




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bRitish cheVeNiNG                                              cOmmONweALth schOLARship
schOLARships                                                   ANd feLLOwship pLAN (csfp)
award amount: Varies eg fees only or fees and monthly          award amount: This varies depending on the award you
stipend, stipend/allowances only (please see Chevening         are applying for.
website for full details).                                     eligibility: Scholarships are offered to students from
eligibility: you should be a graduate with proven              certain commonwealth countries. for details of which
academic skills and committed to return to your home           countries are participating, please see the CSfP website
country after graduation. you should be established in         detailed below.
a career with a proven track record of excellence and          details of award: The awards assist Commonwealth
achievement and the prospect of becoming a leader in           students of high calibre to study in other Commonwealth
your chosen field. you should also have a good level of        countries. Some countries prioritise certain areas of study.
English i.e. at least IElTS 6.5.                               you will need to check what the priorities are in your
details of award: Awards are available to students from        home country before applying.
virtually all countries, with the exception of the United      application procedure: Check the CSfP for application
States. There are currently around 2,300 new scholarships      procedures and deadlines for your country.
for postgraduate study or research at UK institutions. The
scheme is administered on behalf of the UK government          further information: Please visit the CSfP website
by the British Council, but selection is the responsibility    www.csfp-online.org
of the UK Embassy or high Commission in the country
concerned.
application procedure: you will need to contact the
                                                               bRitish mARshALL
British Embassy/high Commission or British Council in
                                                               schOLARships
the country of which you are a citizen. you will also need     award amount: University fees, cost of living expenses,
to check with the local office to find out the deadline and    annual book grant, thesis grant, research and daily travel
application procedure for your country. office details can     grants, fares to and from the United States and, where
be found on the website detailed below.                        applicable, a contribution towards the support of a
                                                               dependent spouse.
further information: Please visit the Chevening website
at www.chevening.org To find the location of your              eligibility: high calibre students from the United States.
local British Council office, please see the British Council   Students should hold a first degree from an accredited 4-
website www.britishcouncil.org                                 year college in the United States.
                                                               details of award: 40 awards available for students from
                                                               the United States. Study can be in any discipline. Awards
                                                               are tenable for 22 months. The scholarships are funded by
                                                               the foreign & Commonwealth office and administered in
                                                               the UK by the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission.
                                                               application procedure: for application details, please
                                                               visit the website detailed below. Application deadlines are
                                                               in october preceding year of entry.
                                                               further information: Please visit the Marshall
                                                               Scholarships website www.marshallscholarship.org




                                                        stUdy iN scOtLANd with the uniVersitY of the west of scotland
Visit the iNteRNAtiONAL sectiON Of the
UNiVeRsity’s website www.uws.ac.uk
University Direct
tel 0800 027 1000 / +44(0)141 848 7044 outwith UK
e-mail uni-direct@uws.ac.uk
British Council - www.britishcouncil.org
Education UK - www.educationuk.org/scholarships




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