Saturday, 29 May 2010

Scotland: Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) Awards 2010 At University of Stirling

The University is delighted to announce that applications are now being invited for a range of Full-time* Taught Postgraduate Programmes which have been allocated funding by the Postgraduate Student's Allowance Scheme (PSAS).

* River Basin Management programme – Part-time mode of attendance only.

The programmes listed below are partially funded by the Awards, meaning that SAAS (Student Awards Agency for Scotland) will pay tuition fees up to £3,400 direct to the University.

Funding from the Students Awards Agency Scotland is normally available on a quota basis for each programme to eligible Scottish and EU students.

*Please note that some MSc programmes fees are higher than the standard £3,400 SHEFC rate, and you will be charged the fee differential on proceeding to Master's in June each year.

For Session 2010/11 the following programmes are eligible PSAS support:

Course Award

Advanced Computing MSc/Dip Fees only up to £3,400 maximum.
Computing for Financial Markets (MSc/Dip) Fees only up to £3,400 maximum.
Diploma in Legal Practice (DLP) Fees only up to £3,400 maximum.
Energy Management (MSc/Dip) Fees only up to £3,400 maximum.
Finance (MSc/Dip) Fees only up to £3,400 maximum.
Housing Studies (full-time) (MSc/Dip) Fees only up to £3,400 maximum.
Information Technology (MSc/Dip) Fees only up to £3,400 maximum.
International Accounting & Finance (MSc/Dip) Fees only up to £3,400 maximum.
International Business (MSc/Dip) Fees only up to £3,400 maximum.
Investment Analysis (MSc/Dip) Fees only up to £3,400 maximum.
Management (MSc/Dip) Fees only up to £3,400 maximum.
Marketing (MSc/Dip) Fees only up to £3,400 maximum.
Retail Management (MSc/Dip) Fees only up to £3,400 maximum.
Sports Coaching (MSc/Dip) Fees only up to £3,400 maximum.
Sports Management (MSc/Dip) Fees only up to £3,400 maximum.
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL, MSc/Dip) Fees only up to £3,400 maximum.
River Basin Management P/T study only (MSc/Dip) Fees only up to £1700 per year up to maximum over 2 years, £3,400.

Am I an eligible student?

In order to be eligible for these awards you need to meet the residence conditions. This means you must have been ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man for the three years immediately before the relevant date (the first day of the first academic year of the programme). If you are not a UK or other EU national, you must also have 'settled status' in the UK (as set out in the Immigration Act 1971) on the relevant date. To find out about getting settled status, you can visit the Home Office website at or phone their helpline on 0870 6067766. If you have not been living in the UK, you may still qualify depending on your circumstances.

You must also be ordinarily resident in Scotland on the relevant date, unless you are an English, Northern Irish or Welsh domiciled student taking a degree course in one of the Allied Health Professions. In this case, you must be ordinarily resident in your home country at the time you apply for your first year of grant, fees or loan.

How do I apply for a nominated place?

You must have an unconditional or conditional offer of a place on one of the programmes listed above and meet the eligibility conditions prescribed by SAAS. You should then contact to confirm your interest in seeking a nominated place.

Please note: A quota system is operated across the eligible programmes therefore early application is advised as PSAS places are strictly limited on each programme.

The programme co-ordinators will review all eligible applications and make their nominations for quota places for each programme, and this process is normally started in early May. If you are nominated the University will contact you in writing to confirm (from May/June) and will supply the information to SAAS, and you must then apply on-line or download and complete the appropriate application form from the SAAS website. Please note: SAAS can consider offering support only to those students nominated by their University, therefore will not accept direct applications from students who have not been nominated by the University.

If you meet the eligibility conditions prescribed by SAAS, and we are unable to offer you a quota place for your chosen programme of study, your name will be placed on a reserve/waiting list and if a place becomes available before the start of your programme (August/September) we will contact you.

Please also note that if you are nominated for funding they you can apply for tuition fees only assistance.

The final deadline for submitting your application to SAAS once your nomination is confirmed by University of Stirling is Friday 29 October 2010.

Further Information:

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