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Applications invited for Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships
Applications invited for Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships

Organization: Scottish Government

Apply By: 26 May 2019

Scholarship title: Applications invited for Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships

Deadline: 26th May 2019

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 are an incredible opportunity to study in a country with world-leading universities and a long tradition of academic excellence. Our 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. Find out more about the study options available.

The scheme offers up to 50 awards, each worth £8000, towards tuition fees for any one year of full time study on a postgraduate Masters programme at any of Scotland’s higher education institutions.

Scholarships are available to citizens of the following countries: Canada, China (including Hong Kong), India, Japan, Pakistan and USA.

Saltire Scholars will also have the opportunity to take part in a programme of activities over and above their studies, including dialogue with the academic and business community in Scotland.

As one of our Saltire Scholars, you’ll act as an ambassador not only for the Saltire Scholarships programme, but also for Scotland. You can find out more about these aspects of the scholarship in the requirements page.

Eligibility Rules

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.
  • 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 and the remaining tuition fees.
  • Not have previously studied for a full undergraduate degree 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 26 May 2019.

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.

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