Scholarships at University of Gibraltar

The University of Gibraltar hosts or directly offers a number of scholarship programmes to support your studies. Scholarships are available to support undergraduate, Master’s degree and PhD programmes and are made available to students based on certain criteria.

“I couldn’t have studied at University level had I not received the scholarship – it wasn’t an option for me. It allows me to develop my skills and secure a better future.”

Zainab Seddeki
BBA (Hons) student and Parasol Scholar

Scholarships & Bursaries

Europa Scholarships

Europa Scholarships are prestigious scholarships which are competitive and awarded for academic excellence. Europa Scholarships are open to all students and are worth a maximum of £1,500 per annum. They are available for each year of a student’s study programme, subject to continuing good academic performance and satisfactory progress.

Students will have 30 days from receipt of an offer to apply for a scholarship. For further details read ‘How to Apply‘.

Parasol Foundation Scholarships

Parasol Foundation Scholarships are available for prospective full-time undergraduate, masters and PhD University of Gibraltar students. These are very competitive and awarded for excellence, as determined by the Parasol Foundation Scholarships Selection Panel (‘the Selection Panel’). Typically 1-2 applicants are successful every year.

These scholarships are for exceptional female students who are unable to fund their studies with the University. An initial income household assessment is required for preliminary consideration and proof of excellent academic qualifications.

Applications are particularly welcome from women in the local and regional area wishing to study STEM related courses such as Computing, Marine and Environmental Science and Business Management.

These scholarships typically cover full programme tuition fees and may also subsidise the cost of accommodation.

More information on the Parasol Foundation is available here.

The deadline for applications is the 31st May 2024. Students will have 30 days from receipt of an offer to apply for a scholarship. For further details read ‘How to Apply‘.

Barzilai Foundation Scholarship

The Barzilai Foundation Scholarship is designed to provide educational access for high-potential students who are unable to fully fund their studies through other scholarships or their own finances. The scholarship is available for deserving students enrolling in select programmes, who will need to explain their financial need and demonstrate appropriate evidence as part of their application.

Students enrolled in the following University of Gibraltar programmes may be eligible:

The Barzilai Foundation Scholarship covers the remaining tuition fees after all other grants, scholarships, and discounts have been applied. It can be renewed for the duration of your programme, provided you maintain your enrolment and achieve satisfactory academic progress.

Students will have 30 days from receipt of a University offer to apply for a scholarship and they will need to complete the relevant scholarship application forms (via request from our admissions team) and provide evidence of financial need and other extenuating circumstances.

The Friends of Gibraltar Heritage Society (FOGHS) Bursary and Grant

The FOGHS funding is intended to support University of Gibraltar’s postgraduate students who are enrolled in either the PhD Programme or the MSc in Marine Science and Climate Change. The funding is aimed at supporting student’s research projects.

The scheme is open to a range of disciplines provided that the ultimate aim of the projects is to benefit Gibraltar by preserving its fabric, heritage, history, environment, way of life as well as to promote a sense of heritage between the UK and Gibraltar.

The FOGHS PhD Student Bursary is an annual £1,000 award conferred on one individual through a process of competition.

The FOGHS MSc in Marine Science and Climate Change Grant is an annual £500 grant conferred on one or more individuals through a process of competition.

The University’s Research Office notifies eligible students when the relevant application windows open (i.e. PhD or MSc) and supports students throughout the application process.

For further information, please contact researchoffice@unigib.edu.gi

CERG PhD Scholarship

The CERG PhD Scholarship is available for prospective full-time PhD students of the University of Gibraltar, who will focus their PhD research project on gambling related topics, such as the aetiology of problematic gambling/gambling disorder and understanding the mechanisms of gambling related risks and harms.

This scholarship is offered for exceptional students and would cover full programme tuition fees, a monthly living stipend and travel assistance.

If you have any questions relating to the programme, funding possibilities and how to apply, please get in touch with Dr Zsolt Demetrovics, Chair of the Centre of Excellence in Responsible Gaming, at cerg@unigib.edu.gi.

Application deadline: 30th April 2024, Expression of interest in our PhD programme must be done before 15th April 2024

PhD Part-time Scholarships

PhD part-time Scholarships are open to students in Gibraltar or within a commutable distance and applicable to self-funded students. The PhD part-time Scholarship is available up to £3,050 per annum if no bench fees are applicable or £4,050 per annum if bench fees are applicable. They are available for each year of a student’s study programme, subject to continuing good academic performance and satisfactory progress.

Students would need to apply for the PhD part-time Scholarship via an application form. Once a student receives University approval for their research proposal they should request the scholarship form which will be sent to them by the Research Office. The student application will be assessed on academic and extra-curricular performance which is to be part of the PhD and scholarship application form. A Scholarship Review Panel will assess scholarship applications received and a decision is expected to be communicated to the student within 30 days of the scholarship application.

HM Government of Gibraltar Scholarships

HM Government of Gibraltar Scholarships are available to British Citizens or other EU nationals who have ordinarily resided in Gibraltar continuously for five years. They are normally eligible to apply for either a ‘Mandatory’ or ‘Discretionary’ award offered by the (HM) Government of Gibraltar. Please refer to the Department of Education, Gibraltar for more details.

How to apply

Once their respective online application has been reviewed by the admissions team and the student receives an offer for their chosen programme they will be able to apply for their scholarship of choice. The student will need to request and complete a scholarship application which will include additional questions and information not included in the respective course application.

Parasol Scholarship applications are made directly via the University. Once the student receives an offer for their chosen programme they will be able to apply for the Parasol Scholarship. The student will need to request and complete a scholarship application which will include additional questions and information not included in the respective course application.

Government of Gibraltar scholarship applications are via the Department of Education, 23 Queensway, Gibraltar.

Selection panel

The Selection Panel, will include representatives from the University, representatives of any sponsoring/associated body as required and typically at least one external/ independent member with relevant experience. The Selection Panel will choose all successful candidates and decide on the award.

Criteria taken into consideration will involve both academic qualifications and personal achievement. The Selection Panel’s decisions will be final.

Eligibility for Europa Scholarships

* All fee paying students are eligible to apply for Europa Scholarships however, it is important to note that these are both very limited and highly competitive scholarships.

The deadline for the first call of applications is the 31st May 2024.

Student Loans

The Gibraltar International Bank offer a student loan scheme to Gibraltar residents. The scheme has been designed for students seeking loan finance to help support their University of Gibraltar academic fees.

For further information please contact the Gibraltar International Bank directly.