Scottish University Scholarships

University Scholarships: Studying in Scotland

Scotland is a great place to study with some of the oldest universities in the World.  A number of scholarships are available for American students who would like to complete further study in Scotland:

1.  Clan Campbell Educational Foundation Scholarship
Two newly established scholarships in memory of Hugh Moore and Jim Campbell will be given to qualified applicants annually in the amount of $1,000. Applicants must be presently enrolled in a college or university, or have a letter of acceptance to a college or university in a program of at least two years’ duration.

Contact: Donald D. Campbell, CCEF Secretary, 4031 Ellicott Street, Alexandria, VA 22304-1011 for more details.

2.  Clan Donald Scholarship of University Study in Scotland
$7,500 awarded to US citizens for graduate study at a Scottish university.

For further details, please contact: Robert C. Galbraith 
Secretary, Clan Donald Educational and Charitable Trust 
1565 Lenora Drive 
Pittsburg, PA 15237 
(412) 367-3396

3.  Crockett Scholarship for University Study in Scotland
The James E. Crockett Educational and Charitable Trust has been established in order to promote the happy relationship now existing between Scotland and the United States. The Trust will offer a scholarship of $5,000.00 for graduate study during the next academic year at one of the following Scottish universities: University of Aberdeen, St. Andrews University, University of Edinburgh or University of Glasgow.

Applications should be mailed to the Secretary of the Trust, James A. Crockett, 1317 North Palmway, Lake Worth, Florida 33460 so as to be received on or before February 1 of the year in which the academic year begins.

4.  R. Harper Brown Memorial Scholarship
The Illinois Saint Andrew Society is pleased to sponsor this scholarship program which honors the legacy of R. Harper Brown, Illinois Saint Andrew Society Governor, Clansman of the year and co-Chair of the Kith and Kin campaign. The purpose of this Scholarship Fund is to assist in defraying the cost of an American student’s study at a university in Scotland.

Eligibility: At least a graduating senior in high school with an acceptance and intention to attend university in Scotland or a student at an accredited American college or university looking for a study abroad experience.

Selection Criteria:

  • Scholastic achievement
  • Potential for future activities that would make a contribution to the Illinois Saint Andrew Society and the greater Scottish community
  • Preference will be given to applicants who reside within 100 miles of the greater Chicago area
  • Preference will be given to ISAS members their children and grandchildren

For more information please visit

5.  Ransome Trust Scholarship
For students from North America who will be studying at St Andrews for a one year Masters degree. There are three postgraduate scholarships covering full tuition fees for each year of study, full accommodation fees in University accommodation (or comparable fees towards private costs), a fixed travel allowance and a book allowance. The deadline for applications is 28 February each year.

Application forms and further details of the award can be found on the Ransome Trust Scholarship website.

6.  Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships
This exciting scholarship opportunity is open to Canadian, Chinese, Indian and US nationals and is aimed at encouraging bright, talented and hard working individuals to live, work and study in Scotland. Awards worth £2000 each are available towards the cost of tuition fees for full time Masters and PhD Programmes in a wide range of subject areas.  Eligible courses at St Andrews are as follows:

  • All MSc programmes
  • All MLitt programmes
  • All MRes programmes
  • MPhil Behavioural and Neural Sciences
  • PhD programmes

Please note that all other postgraduate programmes, including the Graduate Diploma, are not eligible courses for this scholarship.  The University of St Andrews will also not accept Saltire applications from Undergraduate applicants. Visit and follow instructions to apply. Completed application forms should be emailed to both of the following addresses:

 7.  St Andrews Society of the State of New York
Open to students of Scottish or American descent who have graduated from an American university and have a New York address. Students will be required to study at any university in Scotland for one year.

For further information, please see The closing date is 1 December each year.

8.  Saint Andrews Society of Washington DC
Several awards are available for postgraduate study.

Please see the Society website for further information.

9.  US-UK Fulbright Commission
The US-UK Fulbright Commission provides scholarships to qualified US citizens who wish to study at at an educational institution in the UK. Up to 9 awards are available each year for the first year of masters or PhD study. The Commission looks for evidence of academic excellence, leadership, outstanding references and strong reasons for coming to the UK.

Candidates will be selected by the US-UK Fulbright Commission and the Institute of International Education (IIE) to receive grants to be used towards tuition fees and maintenance costs in their first year of postgraduate study in the UK.

Minimum eligibility for this award category:

  • US citizen (resident anywhere but the UK)
  • Rigor in scholarly enquiry and academic or professional excellence
  • Strong reasons for wishing to pursue the proposed project in the UK
  • Interest in the peoples and cultures of the UK
  • Clear set of objectives for the Fulbright year
  • Commitment to the host community through volunteer and extra-curricular activity

Awards are also available for academics and professionals who wish to lecture, study and/or conduct research in the UK. Please consult the Fulbright Commission Website for further information.


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