Scotland Saltire Scholarship
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Scotland Saltire Scholarship : Introduction

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Areas of Study :
Architecture, Technology, Financial services, Life sciences etc
Level :
Postgraduate, Masters Level
Scholarship Funded by :
Scottish Government with contributions from Scotlands universities
Provided to :
International Students from Canada, China, India, Pakistan and United States of America to study Postgraduate, Masters level in Scotland

Scotland having 19 universities, 6 specialist higher education institutes, and 43 further education colleges is internationally renowned for its world-class education system. Every year, more than 30,000 international students from more than 180 countries choose to study in Scotland. Scotland's Saltire Scholarships (SSS) is a substantial program of scholarships, offered for students coming from Canada, China, India, Pakistan and United States of America to study Undergraduate, Masters or PhD level studies in Scotland. Scotland Saltire Scholarship scheme is managed by British Council Scotland and funded by the Scottish Government with contributions from Scotlands universities. The aim of Scotland Saltire Scholarship scholarship program is to raise the profile of Scotland as a place to live, work and study for international students and showcase the best of Scottish higher education. 

Scotland Saltire Scholarship scheme offers up to 50 awards, each worth £8000, towards the tuition fees for any one year of full time study, on an Postgraduate, Masters  course at any of Scotland’s higher education institutions. The scholarships are designed to support the promotion of Scotland as a learning nation and a science nation and are therefore targeted at the priority sectors of :

  •  Creative industries
  •  Sciences
  •  Technology
  •  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.

Awards are targeted at students applying for one year masters courses and should not be used to fund PhD students or undergraduate applicants.  In the case of two year masters courses, the funding would be for the initial year only. After studies, you will have the opportunity to stay on and live and work in Scotland for up to two years with Fresh Talent.


Candidates applying for Scotland Saltire Scholarship must : 

  •  Be a citizen of India, Canada, China, Pakistan or the USA
  •  Have a conditional or unconditional offer of a place at a Scottish university on an eligible course before an application can be considered.
  •  Be able to demonstrate that they can meet the costs of living and remaining tuition fees
  • Complete an application form and submit it to their selected institution by the closing date 
  •  Must not have previously studied for a full undergraduate degree in Scotland
  • Not have previously received a Saltire Scholarship

The subject areas for Scotland Saltire Scholarship includes :

Courses must be full time and delivered in Scotland and not online or by distance learning.

The scholarship covers the tuition fees, return economy airfare and a living allowance. In order to eligible for Scotland Saltire Scholarship, the candidates must have applied to the any of Scotland university and have been made a conditional or unconditional offer of a place on a course from the university.

How to apply

Application form is available online at the website The section will contains all information's about the application process, and other details that you should be aware, before applying to the scholarship.

There will be only a single online application form. 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

Once you have started the application you must complete the whole application as there is no opportunity to save it and return to it at a later date. So before starting the application, it is suggested to collect all relevant information relating to your past qualifications. The application form must include your current contact address, e-mail, telephone/mobile and fax numbers.

You must have prepared beforehand a statement of not more than 1000 words about:
1. Why you wish to study in Scotland
2. Why you wish to obtain the qualification listed as your first choice
3. How you think you will benefit in terms of career and personal development from
4. Obtaining this qualification.

Short listed candidates will be informed and will be interviewed at a British Council office in their own country. If you are invited to interview it will be essential to bring the offer from a Scottish institution with you. The candidates are also required to submit original certificates/ transcripts including IELTS certificate (if required by the university) and original offer letter from Scottish educational institution. You will also need personal identification e.g. passport together with references from the two named referees on letter headed paper (signed, dated and with an official seal)

The decision of the selection committee will be final and the results will be announced within a week after the interview. Pre-departure briefings, visa formalities and travel arrangements for the selected candidates will be co-ordinated by the British Council.


Scottish Development International
Atlantic Quay
150 Broomielaw, Glasgow
G2 8LU, Scotland
Tele Phone :
+ 44 141 951 3093 (regarding jobs, employers or the Graduate Placements Programme )
+ 44 141 278 8824 (regarding visa, immigration and relocation advice)
E-mail address: Contact I, Contact

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