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

University Scholarships

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 £6,000 per annum. They are available for each year of a student’s study programme, subject to continuing good academic performance and satisfactory progress.

Europa Bursaries

Europa Bursaries are competitive and awarded for merit, based on extra-curricular activities such as community engagement or other characteristics indicative of global citizenship. Europa Bursaries are open to all students and are worth a maximum of £3,000 per annum. They are available for each year of a student’s study programme, providing good progress is made by the recipient on their degree programme.

Parasol Scholarships

Parasol Scholarships are available for prospective full-time University of Gibraltar students. These are very competitive and awarded for excellence, as determined by the Parasol Scholarships Selection Panel (‘the Selection Panel’). These scholarships are for exceptional 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.

These scholarships typically cover full programme tuition fees and may also subsidise the cost of accommodation. Deadline for applications is the 30th of June 2021.

Commonwealth Scholarship

The University of Gibraltar in collaboration with the HM Government of Gibraltar’s Department of Education (DoE), is delighted to be able to offer a Commonwealth PhD Scholarship for the academic year starting October 2021.

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

 The student must specify if they wish to apply for one of the available scholarships on their personal statement.

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 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. The student must specify they wish to apply for the Parasol Scholarship on their personal statement. Once their respective online application has been reviewed by the admissions team, and the student meets the minimum entry requirements, they will be invited to apply.

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 and Europa Bursaries

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

Please note applications for Europa Scholarships and Europa Bursaries close on 31st May 2021 for the academic year 2021/2022.