Scholarships

Thanks to the continued support of our sponsors, SUISS is able to offer scholarships for applicants who are from specific countries, who specialise in certain subjects, or for exceptional literature students who would be unable to attend SUISS without financial assistance. Please note that we offer full and partial scholarships. Successful applicants are responsible for their own travel arrangements and spending money.

When making your application, please indicate for which scholarship you are applying on page 4 of the regular application form (there is no separate application for scholarships). Be sure to include a letter explaining why you wish to be considered. One of your referees should also support your scholarship application in his/her letter of reference.

Applications must be received no later than Monday, 27th March 2017. Awards are made on the basis of genuine financial need, academic merit and the contribution which the candidate seems likely to make to the general life of the School. Please visit the following links to see which scholarships you are eligible to apply for.

Any queries regarding scholarships should be addressed to the SUISS Administrator at suiss@ed.ac.uk

British Council Scotland Scholarships  (TBC)

The British Council Scotland Scholarships are supported by the generosity of the British Council Scotland, and are intended to support gifted drama students from Argentina, Colombia and Japan who would otherwise be unable to attend the summer school. Four Scholarships for the 2-week Theatre and Performance course will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need.

Each scholarship will cover the summer school’s course and accommodation fees, which includes the cost of all tuition, accommodation, most meals, a social and cultural programme and full use of the University of Edinburgh library. Please note the scholarship does not cover travel expenses or spending money.

Applications for this scholarship are now invited from undergraduate or postgraduate students in Theatre and Performance.

*Prospective applicants from Brazil, India and Pakistan should apply for the John McGrath and Elizabeth MacLennan Scholarships (see below).

Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarships (TBC)

Funding from the Charles Wallace India Trust (CWIT) is available to graduate and postgraduate students from all over India. The trust offers two scholarships, both covering the course and accommodation fees (participants are expected to pay for their own travel expenses and spending money):

– One scholarship for four weeks (two modules of the applicant’s choice in July and/or August) will be offered to a literature student attending the Text and Context course.

– One scholarship will be offered for the four-week Creative Writing course in July.

The British Council India is organising a series of Creative Writing courses, and students attending one of these courses are particularly invited to apply for the CWIT Creative Writing Scholarship. For more information see the website of the British Council India.

The David Daiches Scholarship

SUISS commemorates the life and vision of our founder by offering a special scholarship in his name. This scholarship will cover the summer school’s course and accommodation fees, which includes the costs of all tuition, accommodation, most meals, a social and cultural programme and full use of the facilities of Edinburgh University’s library. The successful candidate will be offered a free place on the Text and Context Course. It is at the discretion of the selection committee if this is for one or more terms. The Scholarship does not cover travel expenses or spending money.

Applications for this scholarship are now invited from undergraduate or postgraduate students in British and/or Irish Literature.

The Edwin Morgan Translation Fellowship

Supported by Creative Scotland, SUISS will offer one free place on the six-week Text and Context course and one four-week place on the Scottish and Contemporary Literature courses to two professional translators with an interest in twentieth-century and contemporary Scottish writing.

This fellowship will foster collaboration between translators with the aim of promoting Scottish Literature, in particular, to an international audience.

The Greek Scholarship

We are happy to announce that we will offer a residential scholarship for two weeks to a Greek student during SUISS 2016. The scholarship is intended to support a gifted literature student who would not otherwise be able to attend the School for financial reasons, and will be awarded on the bases of academic merit as well as financial need.

The Scholarship will cover the summer school’s course and accommodation fees, including the costs of all tuition, accommodation, most meals, our social and cultural programme and full use of the University of Edinburgh library. The successful candidate will be offered a free place on the two-week term of their choice (Modernism, Scottish Literature or Contemporary Literature) on the Text and Context Course. The Scholarship does not cover travel expenses or spending money.

Applications for this special Scholarship are now invited from Greek undergraduate or postgraduate students of British and/or Irish Literature.

The John McGrath and Elizabeth MacLennan Scholarships

The John McGrath Scholarship was established by SUISS in 2002 to celebrate the life and work of John McGrath, playwright, theatre director, and good friend of the School for many years. The scholarship covers the course and accommodation fees for the Theatre and Performance course for one theatre student or playwright.

The Elizabeth MacLennan Scholarship was established in 2016 in honour of John McGrath’s late widow. The scholarship covers the course and accommodation fees for the Theatre and Performance course for one actor or performer.

Applications for these scholarships are now invited from undergraduate and postgraduate theatre studies and drama students, including playwrights and professionals.

The Middle Eastern Scholarship

We are delighted to announce that we are offering a residential scholarship for two weeks to a student from the Middle East during the Scottish Universities’ International Summer School (SUISS) 2016.

The scholarship is intended to support a gifted literature student who would not otherwise be able to attend the School for financial reasons, and will be awarded on the basis of academic merit as well as financial need. The Scholarship will cover the summer school’s course and accommodation fees, including the costs of all tuition, accommodation, most meals, our social and cultural programme, and full use of the University of Edinburgh library. The successful candidate will be offered a free place on the two-week term of their choice (Modernism, Scottish Literature or Contemporary Literature) on the Text and Context Course. The Scholarship does not cover travel expenses or spending money.

Applications for this special Scholarship are now invited from Middle Eastern undergraduate or postgraduate students of British and/or Irish Literature.

The Saltire Scholarship 

Thanks to the generous support of The Edwin Morgan Trust, and our affiliated universities, we are able to offer three Saltire Scholarships for scholars from abroad, who either run courses in Scottish Literature, or who have permission from their departments to set up such a course, or doctoral candidates in the late stages of a PhD on an aspect of Scottish Literature. In addition to this, we also award Saltire Scholarships to both foreign and UK PhD students, who are able to demonstrate a genuine interest in Scottish Literature, but do not have such a department or courses offered at their home university.

Exchange and collaboration are an important part of these scholarships. The Saltire scholars are required to present a paper at a mini conference hosted by Edinburgh University, which is open to the public. At this event, they have the opportunity to network with UK-based academics and students. Many go on to collaborate on various projects.

The scholarship covers the 2-week Scottish Literature course, plus an additional research week, and the en-suite accommodation fee which includes most meals. Please note that travel expenses and visa application fees are not included.

Czech Slovak Scholarship Fund

Students from the Czech Republic and Slovakia can apply for a scholarship from the Scottish Czech Slovak Scholarship Fund (SCSSS Fund).

Information on how to apply

Universitas 21 Partial Scholarships

Students attending Universitas 21 affiliated schools will receive a 15% discount off the course fee.

Check to see if you attend a member university

Partial SUISS Scholarships

Unsuccessful scholarship applicants, or students who are not eligible for any of our other scholarship opportunities, can be considered for a SUISS scholarship of up to £500 off the course fee. Please be sure to mention on page 4 of the application form whether or not you would like to be considered for a SUISS Scholarship, and if so, the projected amount you will require.

Our Sponsors

Our scholarship programme is supported, in part, by:

Creative Scotland

 

 

 

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The Edwin Morgan Trust
The Friends and Family of Professor David Daiches
The Friends of John McGrath
The Charles Wallace India Trust
Ryerson University
The Scottish Czech and Slovak Summer Scholarship Fund
The Zachs-Adam Family Fund