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Geoinformation Technology & Cartography - MSc/PgDip/PgCert


University of Glasgow    College of Science and Engineering

Full time & Part time September PGDip, MSc, PGCert See Programme Description

About the course

This Masters in Geoinformation Technology & Cartography focuses on understanding and managing the locational data required to use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) together with visualisation and map production in a GIS environment. It is the only programme in the UK to have a significant emphasis on cartography; and our focus on the underpinning geomatics aspects and cartographic output is unique among GIS programmes.

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Entry Requirements

Normally an Honours degree in a relevant field such as geography, earth or environmental science, planning, mathematics, or civil engineering, but other subjects will be considered. The programme requires some basic mathematical competence and a pass at Scottish Higher, GCE or equivalent in mathematics is recommended. Significant use is made of computers and IT, but there is no specific entry requirement.

Entry without standard academic qualifications, or with technical qualifications in geomatics for those with significant practical experience in related employment, will be considered on an individual basis.


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Scholarships

As a University of Glasgow student you’re already improving your chances of getting a foot on the career ladder you want - most of our new graduates either start work or go onto further study within a year. By studying for a postgraduate taught degree you will expand your skills, knowledge and experience for your future career. Opportunities span full-time, part-time and distance learning, allowing you the opportunity to learn from our world-leading scholars.

Value of Scholarship(s)

A reduction of 10% in the fee for postgraduate taught programmes

Eligibility

Glasgow Graduates’ Scholarships are available to all Alumni of the University of Glasgow (including Junior Year Abroad and Exchange Students) who wish to continue with Postgraduate studies. The scholarships are open to students who are fully self-funded and students can only be in receipt of one scholarship at a time. Part-time scholarships will be valid for the expected length of the programme.

Application Procedure

rio-scholarships@glasgow.ac.uk


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Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships is a programme of scholarships offered by the Scottish Government in collaboration with Scottish universities. Our chosen scholars are people who aspire to become influential leaders in their future careers. They have wide ranging interests outside their studies and a desire to broaden their personal and academic experience in Scotland.

Scholarships are available to citizens of the following countries: Canada, China (including Hong Kong), India, Pakistan and USA. Saltire Scholars will also have the opportunity to take part in a programme of activities over and above their studies, including dialogue with the academic and business community in Scotland.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£4,000

Eligibility

To be eligible students must

Be a citizen of Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Pakistan and USA.
Have obtained an offer of a place to study full-time at the University of Glasgow. On-line and distance learning courses are not eligible for funding
Preferably have a place on a one-year postgraduate taught masters
Have not previously completed undergraduate studies at a Scottish University

Application Procedure

To apply please see the Saltire Scholarships website.

The deadline for scholarship applications is Sunday 27 May 2018 midnight (GMT).


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Commonwealth Scholarships are available each year to fund Commonwealth citizens' study in the UK for undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications. A range of scholarships are available for citizens of Commonwealth countries other than the UK. Further information is available on the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission website. https://cscuk.fcdo.gov.uk/apply/

The scholarship usually covers tuition fee, travel expenses and a stipend. Please refer to the terms and conditions of the scheme you are applying to.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Various

Eligibility

A range of scholarships are available for citizens of Commonwealth countries other than the UK. Check the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission's website for criteria for each schemes. https://cscuk.fcdo.gov.uk/apply/

Application Procedure

Application is made through the nominating agency (frequently the Education Ministry/Government Department or similar) of the applicant's home country. The nominating agency selects the best applications and forwards these to the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission. Please check out the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission website above for individual countries' eligibility criteria and deadlines for application.


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The College of Science and Engineering is offering ten scholarships worth £10,000 each towards tuition fees for academically excellent students wishing to study an Undergraduate or Postgraduate Taught programme within the College’s programme portfolio.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£10,000

Eligibility

The scholarships will be awarded to applicants from Egypt, India, Indonesia, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, and Thailand. They are open to students applying to all undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes within the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Glasgow.

Scholarship criteria: academic excellence and personal achievement. Applicants must hold a conditional or unconditional offer in order to be considered. Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their academic qualifications.

Application Procedure

Applicants holding offers by the 30 April will be automatically assessed for a scholarships based on academic merit. Applicants who are being considered will be notified within two weeks of this date.

No separate application form required.


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The University of Glasgow awards Postgraduate Talent Scholarships each academic year to support students who could face financial difficulties in taking up their place to study at the University. The value of each scholarship is £2,000 and they are for students undertaking a one or two year Taught Masters programme, in any of the University’s Colleges. For two year Taught Masters programmes, the scholarship is available in year one only.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£2,000

Eligibility

To be eligible applicants must
◾intend to commence a full-time postgraduate Taught Masters programme in September 2018.
◾not previously have undertaken postgraduate study.
◾provide evidence of excellent academic achievement in their undergraduate studies (i.e. 2:1 degree classification, or above).
◾not be in receipt of a University scholarship.

Application Procedure

Application forms will be available from 1st April 2018.

For more information contact: mrio-scholarships@glasgow.ac.uk


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Description:
The Clark (Mile-End) Bursary Fund is a charitable endowment which was established in 1868. It is now governed by Rules laid down in a a 1974 Scheme (as varied with the consent of the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator in 2013). It provides a few grants each year to students studying in the Universities of Glasgow or Strathclyde.

Deadline:
31 October each year

Value of Scholarship(s)

£750 - £2,000

Eligibility

Awards are open to all students of the University. In terms of the Scheme rules the Governors tend to give preference to students entering their first year at University but this is not a rigid rule.
They are granted at the discretion of the Governors of the Fund on the basis of merit and promise and following interview.

Application Procedure

How to apply:
Clark (Mile-End) Application Forms should be submitted to the Clerk on the prescribed form for consideration at the annual meeting of
the Governors in November. Interviews are held at the Governors’ meeting in November.

Contact:
David Reith
Clark (Mile-End) Bursary Fund
Caledonian Exchange - 19A Canning Street
Edinburgh EH3 8HE
Email: david.reiths@lindsays.co.uk


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Description:
Established in 1946, the Fulbright Scholarship program aims to increase mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries, through the exchange of persons, knowledge and skills. Approximately 20 Fulbright Scholarships are awarded each year to US graduates, regardless of age or subject, to study outside the USA. These awards are made on a competitive basis and are for the academic year of nine months. However, students on a 12 month taught Masters degree may be eligible to receive a three month extension.

Awards are available for lecturing or advanced research for a minimum of three months. Fellowships are offered for research librarians and academic administrators to spend three months gaining experience in the UK. Arts fellowships and professional fellowships are awarded to individuals in a variety of fields to enable them to spend a period of six to nine months in the UK. The Fulbright Commission promotes educational and cultural exchange between the United States and the United Kingdom in order to enhance mutual understanding and strengthen relations between the two countries. Fulbright makes awards through open competition to outstanding graduates who demonstrate leadership qualities and potential leaders of professional, academic and artistic excellence who are recognised in their field.

Value of Scholarship(s)

The awards cover fares, tuition fees, maintenance, books and incidental expenses.

Eligibility

Awards are made to US graduate students for pre-doctoral study in the UK. Minimum grade point average: 3.5. Priority will be given to those students who completed their first degree within the last five years. Students can follow a taught course, carry out doctoral research for a US PhD, or spend a year in independent study related to their career.

Application Procedure

For information about how to apply, further details on eligibility criteria and the value of the scholarships, contact the Institute of International Education.

Deadline

See details on the Commission's website


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The School aims to attract academically talented students from around the world to study a postgraduate taught programme and provide them with an intellectually demanding, research and industry-informed education. Guaranteed excellence scholarships are available to international candidates with a 1st class UK-equivalent honours degree of 75% and above. Separate application for this scholarship is not required.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£5000

Eligibility

- be classed as international for fee purposes
- hold a conditional or unconditional offer for a Computing Science postgraduate taught programme

Application Procedure

Applicants will be automatically assessed for a scholarship. Offers will be madeto outstanding applicants based on academic merit. There is no separate application form required.


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The Mexican National Bank (Banco de Mexico) provides special loans for students who wish to undertake a programme of postgraduate study. The University of Glasgow in partnership with Bank of Mexico FIDERH is offering a fee discount to holders of a Bank of Mexico FIDERH loan. See the FIDERH website for further information.

Value of Scholarship(s)

15% off international tuition fee

Eligibility

Candidates must be

Mexican nationals
in receipt of a FIDERH loan undertaking a one-year full-time postgraduate taught programme or a one-year full-time postgraduate research programme

Application Procedure

The discount is applied at registration. No additional application is required.


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The Trustees of the Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund (CCSF) are pleased to announce the availability of funds for awards (£2000-£5000) to Canadian men and women for the academic year commencing in September 2018. These awards are for academic and artistic studies in the UK, and are exclusively for students who have already commenced their multiyear studies in the UK. Up to 16 awards may be given, and include The Mary LeMessurier award for the study of History and the Belle Shenkman award for the Study of Arts.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£2000-£5000

Eligibility

(Previous applicants may re-apply)

To qualify for a CCSF award, an applicant must:

1. Be a Canadian citizen.

2. Be currently enrolled full-time in a multi-year postgraduate programme, and at the time of application be attending a UK university or similar institution, and have completed at least one full time term of study.

3. Be able to demonstrate academic excellence.

4. Require funds to complete their studies.

Application Procedure

APPLICATION FORM

The application form can be found at https://www.canadianscholarshipfund.co.uk/information-for-students/

INTERVIEWS

Face to Face interviews for candidates who are short-listed will be held in a central London location. Students must make themselves available in person for interview to be eligible.

Interviews will be held on 21st May, 2018.

INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS

Full details regarding eligibility, required documentation, schedule and deadline, the application form and rules for submission can be found in the Information for Students section at https://www.canadianscholarshipfund.co.uk/

DEADLINE

Applications and all relevant material (including references and transcripts) must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday March 9th, 2018. There are no extensions.

The Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund was established in 1967 and is funded by the Maple Leaf Trust, Canada House, Trafalgar Square, London, SW1Y 5BJ.

EMAIL ADDRESS FOR ENQUIRIES AND ELECTRONIC APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS:

For more information contact: scholarship@canadianscholarshipfund.co.uk


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The University of Glasgow offer discounts to all successful Fundacion para el Futuro de Colombia (Colfuturo) scholars who enrol at the University of Glasgow to complete a postgraduate programme.

Value of Scholarship(s)

20% discount to Masters & PhD students

Eligibility

The discount will be applied only if applicants

are Colombian Nationals
are classed as International students for fee purposes
are funded by a full Colfuturo scholarship
enrol on a postgraduate programme at the University of Glasgow

Application Procedure

The discount is applied at registration. No additional application is required.


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The University of Glasgow offers a 25% discount to all successful CONICyT scholars who enrol at the University of Glasgow to complete a postgraduate programme

Value of Scholarship(s)

25% off tuition fee

Eligibility

The discount will be applied only if applicants
are Chilean Nationals
are classed as International students for fee purposes
are funded by a full CONICyT scholarship
enrol on a postgraduate programme at the University of Glasgow

Application Procedure

The discount is applied at registration. No additional application is required.


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The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is a UK charity, established in 1988 with a generous benefaction from Daiwa Securities Co Ltd. The Foundation’s purpose is to support closer links between Britain and Japan. It does this by

making grants available to individuals, institutions and organisations to promote links between the UK and Japan across all fields of activity
enabling British and Japanese students and academics to further their education through exchanges and other bilateral initiatives
awarding Daiwa Scholarships for British graduates to study and undertake work placements in Japan
organising a year-round programme of events to increase understanding of Japan in the UK. Daiwa Foundation Japan House, the London-based headquarters, acts as a centre for UK-Japan relations in Britain by offering a wide programme of lectures, seminars, book launches, courses and exhibitions as well as meeting rooms for Japan-related activities and facilities for visiting academics. The Foundation is represented in Japan by its Tokyo Office, which provides local assistance to Daiwa Scholars and administers grant applications from Japan. It also handles general enquiries and forms part of the network of organisations supporting links between the UK and Japan.
Further information about the foundation is available on their website.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Variable

Eligibility

Grant-giving is carried out via the various programmes and a unique 19-month programme of language study, work placement and homestay in Japan. See the Foundation’s website for details of the various schemes.

Application Procedure

See the Foundation’s website for details.


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The University of Glasgow is offering 4 scholarships (one per college) for applicants to the University who are staying in the UK on humanitarian grounds and are facing challenges in progressing onto Higher Education. The scholarship is open to prospective undergraduate and postgraduate students of the University of Glasgow applying for entry in 2018. The scholarship meets the full cost of tuition fees for the duration of your programme as well providing an additional £5,000 per year stipend, if the eligibilty criteria for university accommodation is met this will also be provided for the duration of your degree. For more information on the accommodation criteria please see the Residential Services section on the website.

We are also offering 4 scholarships to students who hold refugee status. This scholarship is awarded as a £5000 per year stipend toward living costs per year of study.

Value of Scholarship(s)

The Scholarship provides: Full tuition fee waiver for the duration of study £5,000 per year stipend

Eligibility

Hold a conditional or unconditional offer for study at the University of Glasgow for 2018-2019; and
have submitted, or are the dependant of someone who has submitted, an application to the Home Office for recognition as a Refugee under the 1951 UN Convention on the Status of Refugees (hereafter “The Convention”) and not yet received a decision from the Home Office on that application; or
have been offered leave to remain in the UK on the grounds of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights or under Paragraphs 276ADE – 276DH of the UK Immigration Rules

Application Procedure

To apply contact mrio-scholarships@glasgow.ac.uk for further information.


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The University of Glasgow has a total of 8 PGT Excellence Awards available to UK and EU Students. Scholarships are available to students entering any of the University’s colleges and are awarded as a tuition fee discount.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£5000

Eligibility

To be eligible, applicants must
demonstrate academic excellence and achieve grades equivalent to UK 1st Class Honours
hold an offer of a place for a postgraduate taught programme for admission in 2018
be classed as Home/EU and RUK for fee purposes

Application Procedure

Applicants holding offers will assessed for a scholarship based on academic merit. There is no separate application form required


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The College of Social Sciences offer discounts to South West University of Finance and Economics who wish to complete a taught Masters programme in social Sciences at the University of Glasgow. Graduates enrolling at the University will receive a 10% discount. Graduates who completed a Study Abroad year at the University of Glasgow and who wish to continue on to a Masters programme will receive a 15% discount.

Value of Scholarship(s)

15% for those who completed a Study Abroad programme and enrolling on a Masters 10% for direct entry

Eligibility

To be qualify, applicants must

be South West University of Finance and Economics graduates
be classed as International students for fee purposes
enrol on a Social Sciences taught Masters programme at the University of Glasgow

Application Procedure

The discount is applied at registration. No additional application is required.

For more information contact: pgadmissions@glasgow.ac.uk


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