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Scholarship Programme for Prospective Students

The GSA is a creative hothouse in which a diverse community of fine artists, architects and designers can develop and hone their talents. The GSA wants to ensure that becoming part of this community, as far as possible, is based on potential, ability and talent. 

The GSA has a number of scholarships available to new students who have been offered a Conditional or Unconditional place at The Glasgow School of Art.

The 2018/19 GSA Scholarship programme has now closed for applications.

The 2019/20 GSA Scholarship Guide will be published on this webpage on the 1 April 2019 and the application deadline will be 31 May 2019.

Alternative Sources of Funding

Students are encouraged to look at all possible funding opportunities outside of GSA. Many Governments offer student support to their residents; this support may be available even if studying outside of your home country. There are also a number of private foundations and charitable organisations which offer scholarships to certain students.

Statutory Funding
Certain national Governments offer student support to residents - follow the links to find out more:

Scottish and EU residents  (please note, EU students are only eligible for tuition fee support)

English residents: Overview / Postgraduate funding

Welsh residents

Northern Irish residents

Overseas students: Check with your home Government. Some schemes are available for students studying abroad, such as student loans for US residents.

Private Scholarships
A number of private foundations and charitable organisations offer limited financial support to certain students. These private scholarships have their own application and selection criteria. Please find below is a list of websites that can help you in your own research for scholarships, grants and bursaries out with GSA:


Scholarship Search

Postgraduate Studentships

Foreign & Commonwealth Office Scholarship

Commonwealth Scholarships

Carnegie Trust

British Council

This is not a comprehensive list and is provided as places to start your research for external funding , GSA cannot be held responsible for the content of external websites and the funding schemes they advertise.