University of Glasgow


Glasgow Marshall Scholarships

This Scholarship is for Graduate Study in any subject at either Masters or Doctoral level at the University of Glasgow and will be for up to two years (with a possibility of a third year for doctoral studies). If awarded a Glasgow Marshall Scholarship candidates would be expected to study at the University of Glasgow.

The following information has been provided by the University of Glasgow:

You can achieve a lot in 550 years.

The University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. Founded in 1451, we've spent the last half-millennium earning an international reputation for research innovation, making connections with experts in global business, and inspiring the talents of forward thinkers from eminent scientist Lord Kelvin to the father of economics Adam Smith. Building on such vast experience, it's no surprise that Glasgow is in the top 1% of the world's universities today (Times Higher World Rankings).

Ranked in the top 10 in the UK for research, and a member of the elite Russell Group of 20 major research universities, the University of Glasgow provides an education that inspires respect from employers and satisfaction from our students.

In the 2008 RAE:

  • Glasgow submitted research to 48 out of a possible 67 Units of Assessment.
  • 33 subject areas have the majority of their profile classified as world-leading or internationally excellent. These areas cover over 75% of submitted staff.
  • All subject areas in which the University made a submission are producing research that has been rated internationally excellent.

Every year we welcome more than 4,500 graduate students from Iceland to India, from Cardiff to Korea and from London to Los Angeles. Finding community within diversity, our students come from more than 120 countries around the globe to build friendships and networks that last a lifetime. These are just a few of the reasons why we have been named Scottish University of the Year (Sunday Times 2007-8) - and why we're sure the next 550 years will be even better.

The University of Glasgow :

  • was established in 1451
  • is ranked 54th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2012)
  • is rated third in the UK for international student satisfaction (among universities participating in the International Student Barometer Summer 2012)
  • welcomes students from 120 countries worldwide
  • has more than 23,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • is a major employer in the city of Glasgow with more than 6,000 staff, including 2,000 active researchers
  • has total annual earnings of £175m for research
  • is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities
  • is a founder member of Universitas 21, an international grouping of universities dedicated to setting worldwide standards for higher education
  • is a member of IRUN (International Research Universities Network) – an international network of broad-based research universities
  • includes among its alumni, the father of economics Adam Smith, Scotland’s architect of devolution Donald Dewar and renowned physicist and engineer Lord Kelvin.

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Winners of Glasgow Marshall Scholarship


Cynthia Thickpenny

US University: University of California - Santa Cruz

CynthiathickpennysmallA California native, Cynthia Thickpenny graduated summa cum laude from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a B.A. in History, Highest Honors in the major, and Phi Beta Kappa. She focused her undergraduate research on the Picts, an early medieval Celtic people of what is now Scotland, and her senior thesis received a Humanities Undergraduate Research Award. Cynthia pursues her chosen field with the passionate conviction that the Middle Ages was one of the most vibrant and dynamic eras in human history. Next year, she will attend the University of Glasgow's MLitt in Medieval Scottish Studies.