Apply for Scottish Graduate School for Arts international scholarship
HOW TO APPLY FOR DOCTORAL STUDY
To apply for a PhD or MPhil at the GSA, applicants should normally have obtained a minimum of an undergraduate degree with First or Upper Second Class Honours and (where required) an English Language IELTS score of 6.5 overall with no less than 6.5 in each component (or equivalent).
How to Apply
Applicants should read the How to Apply for a Postgraduate Research Degree Guidelines before completing the required application and proposal forms.
After you have read the detailed guidelines, you will need to submit the following documents to apply for a PhD or MPhil degree at the GSA:
- 1 x Completed Application Form
- 1 x Completed Research Proposal Form
- 2 x Academic references (word count 500 max per reference)
- Transcripts of Previous Degrees
- English Language Qualification (if applicable)
- Portfolio of recent work and/or a 1000 word writing sample – please see How to Apply Guidelines
The application can be sent by email or by post to the following:
The Glasgow School of Art
167 Renfrew Street
Please note incomplete applications cannot be accepted.
We accept applications for MPhil and PhD programmes at any time, throughout the year – there are no fixed deadlines.
A panel of academic staff from across The Glasgow School of Art meet every four to six weeks to review applications. We aim inform applicants on the success of their application within six weeks of applying. If you have not received a response within eight weeks, please contact us.
The Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities (SGSAH) Funding
The Glasgow School of Art is a founding member of the SGSAH Doctoral Training Partnership. GSA selects a small number of applicants each year for submission for possible SGSAH funding.
Follow this link for information on how to apply to SGSAH AHRC DTP for funding.
FULLY FUNDED SCHOLARSHIP in Digital Cultural Heritage and the Oceans
The School of Simulation and Visualisation at the Glasgow School of Art is offering one full-time, fully-funded, three-year PhD scholarship (fees and stipend) investigating the role of digital cultural heritage and/or creative responses in our emotional engagement with the world’s oceans. Applications are invited from candidates from Namibia, South Africa, Ghana, Kenya and South Pacific island nations (particularly Fiji and Solomon Islands). The studentship is linked to GSA’s role in the One Ocean Hub (https://oneoceanhub.org/about/). Students must be able to commence studies in September 2020, and the deadline for applications is 26 June 2020. Download full details of this opportunity here.
The EF 2nd PhD Scholarship
This scholarship is provided by a private individual who wishes to provide transformational support to a UK/EU GSA student pursuing study for a PhD.
Follow this link and scroll to the bottom of the page for details.
Carnegie Trust PhD Scholarships
The Glasgow School of Art is pleased to announce that we are now eligible to nominate prospective PhD students for the prestigious Carnegie Trust PhD Scholarships for Sept 2020 entry.
Follow this link for information on how to apply.
Postgraduate Doctoral Loans
Postgraduate Doctoral Loans are available to those starting a full-time or part-time postgraduate Doctoral course on or after 1 August 2018. This loan is to help with course and living costs while studying and has to be paid back.
Follow this link for information on how to apply.
While shared working areas and hotdesk spaces are available to PhD students across GSA, dedicated studio space is NOT provided by default for PhD students. Applicants can make a case in their initial proposal for a project or studio space at specific points in their research, and these requests will be considered in negotiation with the relevant departments. Successful applicants must ensure that they read their letter of offer carefully and discuss any resource or studio requirements at interview prior to accepting a place on the PhD programme.
English Language Requirements
International students required to evidence their English language proficiency by sitting a Secure English Language Test (SELT) will be asked to complete an IELTS for UKVI (Academic) test taken at a UKVI approved test. Our current requirement for doctoral study is IELTS for UKVI (Academic) with 6.5 overall and no less than 6.5 in each component. A full list of UKVI approved test centres can be found here.
Full information about Tier 4 Student Visa requirements is available here.
Further Information and Queries
For further information, please contact the PhD Coordinator in the School to which you wish to apply:
GSA PhD Co-ordinators
School of Fine Art – Dr. Nicky Bird: email@example.com
School of Design – Dr. Thea Stevens: firstname.lastname@example.org
School of Simulation and Visualisation: Prof. Steve Love: S.Love@gsa.ac.uk
The Innovation School – Prof. Lynn-Sayers McHattie: L.McHattie@gsa.ac.uk
Mackintosh School of Architecture – Dr. Thea Stevens: email@example.com
Head of Doctoral Studies, Dr Susannah Thompson: S.