DataLab Scholarships

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The University of Stirling is offering fully funded places on a selection of on-campus Masters courses in partnership with the DataLab, the Scottish Funding Council and the European Social Fund/Developing Scotland's Workforce (DSW) programme.

Background information

The DataLab is Scotland's innovation centre for data and artificial intelligence and has a mission to maximise the value that Scotland gets from data. It facilitates partnerships between industry and academia, supporting data science and artificial intelligence 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:

*14 scholarships are shared between MSc Artificial Intelligence and MSc Big Data

Each scholarship covers tuition fees up to £6,000; if the fee for your chosen course is higher, the University will cover the remaining cost of the tuition fee.

Please note that the number of places may go up or down depending on the uptake at partner universities and further confirmation from the Scottish Funding Council in May 2021.

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 funded 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 2021.

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 do I apply?

Eligible applicants must complete the Datalab Funding Application Form 2021 and upload it to their applicant portal in line with the guidance which is outlined on the form.