Funded places from the Sustainable Aquaculture Innovation Centre

Fully funded places on our Aquaculture MSc courses are supported by the Sustainable Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) with funding from the Scottish Funding Council (SFC).

Key facts

Fee status


Your country/region



Postgraduate (taught)

Number of awards


Value of awards

100% of tuition fees

SAIC is part of the Innovation Centres programme and aims to transform aquaculture by unlocking sustainable growth through innovation. SAIC's mission includes reducing the environmental footprint and increasing the economic impact of aquaculture. For this reason, we have been granted 12 fully funded places on our Aquaculture MSc courses for the academic year 2023/24:

Transfer of this scholarship to another course that is not listed above is not permitted. Funding covers tuition fees and a cash alternative is not available. Funding cannot be extended and funded places may not be deferred.

By accepting the Scholarship, the student agrees to undertake an MSc project developed in partnership with a Sustainable Aquaculture Innovation Centre consortium industry member company that is relevant to the Scottish Industry.

If the student does not complete their project with an SAIC partner, they will be required to repay this funding.

Eligibility and availability

The places are open for applicants domiciled in Scotland and you must meet the Scottish Funding Council residency requirements.

You must be studying an on-campus programme based at the University of Stirling from September 2023.

You are eligible for a funded place if you are:

  • a permanent resident of Scotland for at least three years prior to the start of the programme (i.e. living in Scotland for a purpose other than studying

You are not eligible if you are:

  • a Scottish applicant not permanently resident of Scotland for three years prior to the start of the programme
  • an EU student
  • an England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland student

How to apply

Applicants do not need to apply for the funding. The places are awarded on a first come first serve basis for anyone who applies for one of our Masters courses in Aquaculture and meets the eligibility criteria.