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Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships

Please note that all information for this scholarship was valid for 2017-2018 applications only. Information below is available for reference only. We’ll confirm scholarships for 2018-2019 applicants from September 2018 onwards.

  • Deadline: The deadline for this application has now closed

Background information

Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships is a programme of scholarships offered by the Scottish Government in collaboration with Scottish universities in the areas of science, technology, creative industries, healthcare and medical sciences, and renewable and clean energy.

Scotland's Saltire Scholarships (SSS) provide a great opportunity to live and study in Scotland. Our scholars are those who are ambitious and career focused.  Our chosen scholars should also have varied interests outwith their academic studies and the drive to expand their academic experience and knowledge in Scotland.   

The Saltire Scholarship scheme offers a total of 50 awards, in the sum of £8000 towards the tuition fees for any one year full time postgraduate Masters programme relating to the subjects below.   

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Creative industries
  • Healthcare and medical sciences
  • Renewable and clean energy

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

Eligibility and availability

The Saltire Scholarship's are available across the following key priority countries: 

  • Canada
  • China (including Hong Kong)
  • India
  • Pakistan
  • United States of America

 In order to be eligible to apply for a Saltire Scholarship, candidates must have a conditional or unconditional offer of a place at a Scottish university on an eligible course.

How do I apply?

The following principles are applied to all applications to the Scotland Scholarship Scholarship programme 2018/19. Applications that do not meet all of these principles will unfortunately not be considered.

  • All parts of the application form have been completed
  • Eligibility criteria are met in full
  • Course of study falls within the priority areas outlined

Please ensure that you have already applied to the university and have been made a conditional or unconditional offer of a place on a course from the university in order to be eligible to apply for a Saltire Scholarship.

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