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Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships in UK 2020

The Scottish Government, in conjunction with Scottish universities, are providing Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships to nationals of chosen nations who desire to obtain full-time Masters degrees fully offered in Scottish universities, in the fields of science, creative industries, technology, renewable and clean energy, and healthcare and medical sciences. The scholarship awards target candidates who aspire to become prominent leaders and who have broad interests outside their studies, and also a desire to widen their personal and academic experience in Scotland.

Host Institution(s):

Scotland’s higher education institutions

Level/Field(s) of study:

  • Master’s degree in science, technology, creative industries, healthcare, and medical sciences, or renewable and clean energy. Examples of subject areas include:
  • Science – e.g. Earth Sciences; Environment; Energy; Geology; Weather and Climate; Plants/Botany; Animals/Zoology.
  • Technology – e.g. Software; Engineering; Bioinformatics; Information; Systems; Multimedia; Engineering; Computers.
  • Creative industries – e.g. Communications, Media and Culture; Broadcasting; Film; Animation; Journalism; Cultural; Publishing; New Media Studies; Computer Games / Computer Arts; Design; Graphics; Industrial; Interior; Fashion.
  • Healthcare and medical sciences – e.g. Physical and Life Sciences; Astronomy; Chemistry; Physics; Biology; Health Sciences; Biotechnology.
  • Renewable and clean energy -e.g. Sustainable Engineering; Renewable Energy; Biomass / Bio fuels; Hydro / Solar / Tidal / Wind power.

Number of Scholarships:

Up to 50

Target group:

Nationals of the following countries: Canada, China (including Hong Kong), India, Japan, Pakistan, and the USA.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

Each award is valued at £8000 and is to be used towards tuition fees for the period of 1 year of full-time study on a postgraduate Master’s program at any of Scotland’s higher education schools.

Any additional costs and expenses are the responsibility of the student.

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Eligibility for Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships

Applicants must:

  • Be citizens of Canada, India, Japan, USA, Pakistan or China (Hong Kong citizens are also eligible as it is a Special Administrative Region of China)
  • Possess a conditional or unconditional offer of admission at a Scottish university on an eligible program. Check the official website (link provided below) for a list of Scottish schools. But students of the Open University in Scotland are not eligible.
  • Be able to prove that they can afford the expenses of living in Scotland and the outstanding tuition fees.
  • Not have in the past studied for a full undergraduate degree in Scotland, nor have formerly obtained a Saltire Scholarship.
  • Meet the language requirements of the course.
  • Complete an application form and submit it by the closing date of 31 July 2020.

Applicants must demonstrate an interest in studying in Scotland and/or at a specific Scottish university and aspire to work and study in a global context and take a position of leadership in their chosen career.  They must also demonstrate a willingness and the necessary interpersonal and communication skills required to participate in the program of activities that accompanies the scholarships.

How to Apply for Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships

To apply for a Saltire Scholarship award, applicants must possess a conditional or unconditional offer of admission at a Scottish university on an eligible program. The scholarship award application form has to be submitted online by 31 July 2020.

Please visit the official website (link found below) for additional information on how to apply for this scholarship award.

Official Scholarship Website

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Application Deadline

  • 31 July 2020

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