Scotland's Saltire Scholarships

Dear students, 

We are delighted to announce that the Scottish Government, in collaboration with Scotland's higher education institutions, has announced the Saltire Scholarships (SSS). The scheme offers up to 50 awards, each worth £8000 towards the annual international tuition fee of successful applicants. 

Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships are an incredible opportunity to study in a country with world-leading universities and a long tradition of academic excellence. The chosen scholars are people who aspire to become influential leaders in their future careers. They have wide ranging interests outside their studies and a desire to broaden their personal and academic experience in Scotland. 

Scholarships are available for one year of a postgraduate Masters course at any of Scotland’s higher education institutions. 

The scholarships are designed to support the promotion of Scotland as an excellent destination for academic learning and are targeted at the priority sectors of: 

-Science

-Technology

-Creative industries

-Healthcare and Medical Sciences

-Renewable and Clean Energy 

This includes a wide range of subjects across all of Scotland's universities and higher education institutions. 

Eligibility Criteria: 

In order to be eligible for a Saltire Scholarship, candidates must: 

-Have a conditional or unconditional offer of a place at a Scottish university on an eligible course that will be delivered physically in Scotland or via distance online learning or via a combination of both.

-Be a citizen of Canada, India, Japan, USA, Pakistan or China (Hong Kong citizens are also eligible as it is a Special Administrative Region of China).

-Be able to demonstrate that they can meet the costs of living in Scotland (where this is applicable) and the remaining tuition fees.

-Not have previously studied in Scotland.

-Not have previously received a Saltire Scholarship.

-Meet the language requirements of the course.

-Complete an application form and submit it by the closing date of May 31, 2022

Deadline: 

The deadline for all applications is midnight (BST) on  May 31, 2022.  

All the other relevant details are outlined below. 

Apply Here: 

https://saltirescholarships.scotland.org/ 

Official Website: 

https://www.scotland.org/study/saltire-scholarships 




The list below is intended as a guide to priority subject areas. This list is not exclusive and applications for courses in broader subject areas will be considered. Please check with your institution to see what courses are covered. 

Examples of subject areas include: 

Science:

-Earth Sciences

-Environment

-Energy

-Geology

-Weather and Climate

-Plants/Botany

-Animals/Zoology 

Technology:

-Software

-Engineering

-Bioinformatics

-Information

-Systems

-Multimedia

-Engineering

-Computers 

Creative Industries:

-Communications, Media and Culture

-Broadcasting

-Film

-Animation

-Journalism

-Cultural

-Publishing

-New Media Studies

-Computer Games / Computer Arts

-Design

-Graphic

-Industrial

-Interior

-Fashion

Healthcare and Medical Sciences 

-Physical and Life Sciences

-Astronomy

-Chemistry

-Physics

-Biology

-Health Sciences

-Biotechnology 

Clean and Renewable Energy

-Sustainable Engineering

-Renewable Energy

-Biomass / Bio fuels

-Hydro / Solar / Tidal / Wind power 

Eligibility Criteria: 

In order to be eligible for a Saltire Scholarship, candidates must: 

-Have a conditional or unconditional offer of a place at a Scottish university on an eligible course that will be delivered physically in Scotland or via distance online learning or via a combination of both.

-Be a citizen of Canada, India, Japan, USA, Pakistan or China (Hong Kong citizens are also eligible as it is a Special Administrative Region of China).

-Be able to demonstrate that they can meet the costs of living in Scotland (where this is applicable) and the remaining tuition fees.

-Not have previously studied in Scotland.

-Not have previously received a Saltire Scholarship.

-Meet the language requirements of the course.

-Complete an application form and submit it by the closing date of 31 May 2022. 

Eligible Courses:

The course must be a postgraduate Masters level course in one of the following subject areas: 

-Science

-Technology

-Creative industries

-Healthcare and medical sciences

-Renewable and clean energy

Skills and Experience: 

Applicants must demonstrate: 

-An interest in studying in Scotland and/or at a specific Scottish university.

-The aspiration to work and study in a global context and take a position of leadership in their chosen career.

-A willingness and the necessary interpersonal and communication skills required to participate in the programme of activities that accompanies the scholarships. 

Requirements: 

Saltire Scholars will be required to: 

-Maintain a standard of conduct that will uphold the good reputation of the Saltire Scholarship Programme and the institution at which they study.

-Actively participate in the programme’s extra-curricular events. Scholars will participate in a welcome reception and an end of year conference. (Scholars may be excused from attending in the event of exceptional circumstances).

-Support communications activity promoting Scotland and Scottish higher education, based on their own experience. This might include:

-Posting on social media about their time and experience in Scotland.

-Being available for an interview (including on camera) during either the welcome or end-of-year event, granting Scottish Government and the relevant university the right to use the text and footage indefinitely.

-Agreeing that the Scottish Government can use any photographs, blogs, quotes etc in connection with your Saltire Scholarship participation for marketing purposes. 

Termination of Saltire Scholarships: 

To maintain the integrity of the Saltire Scholarships and its alumni network, the Scottish Government may remove Saltire Scholars from the programme – for example where they do not adhere to the principles of the programme; or where their continued membership of participation may cause embarrassment or damage to Scotland’s reputation. 

At any time, the relevant higher education institution will be able to recommend to the Scottish Government the removal of a Saltire Scholar from the programme, for disciplinary or other issues that they consider make that individual’s continued participation in the programme inappropriate.