The Data Lab Scholarships

We are offering fully funded places on a selection of on-campus Masters courses in partnership with The Data Lab and the Scottish Funding Council.

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The Data Lab is Scotland's innovation centre for data and has a mission to maximise the value that Scotland gets from data. It facilitates partnerships between industry and academia, supporting data science projects as well as funding and running first class, education programmes.

These scholarships are available to students studying on one of the following on-campus postgraduate masters courses at the University of Stirling:

* Four scholarships are shared between MSc Business Analytics and MSc Data Science for Business.

** Five scholarships are shared between MSc Artificial Intelligence and MSc Big Data.

Each scholarship covers tuition fees up to £6,500; if the fee for your chosen course is higher, the University will cover the remaining cost of the tuition fee.

Find out more about information on The Data Lab scholarships.

Eligibility and availability

The funded places are open to applicants domiciled in Scotland. To apply for a funded place you must have applied for one of the courses listed above, and have been made an offer to study an on-campus course based at the University of Stirling campus starting in September 2024.

To meet the eligibility criteria, only applicants who have the right to live and work in the UK and whose permanent place of residence has been Scotland for the past three years can apply for these scholarships.

How to apply

If you wish to be considered for a Data Lab funded place, you are required to apply to your course of interest. Applications will be reviewed by the respective course directors and decisions will be based on merit.

Nominated applicants will be contacted with further information and relevant application instructions from The Data Lab, who will confirm your scholarship.