Scotland Saltire Scholarships (SSS) is a substantial programme of scholarships, offered on a matched funding basis between the Scottish Government and Scottish Higher Education Institutions.

Number of awards: up to 50

Scholarship value: £4000; towards the tuition fees

Duration: 01 year of full time study, on an Undergraduate, Masters or PhD course at any of Scotland’s higher education institutions.

Eligible countries: Canada, China, India, Pakistan, United States of America

Subject areas:

  • Architecture: Architectural Design, Urban Design, Built Environment, Landscape, Architecture
  • Arts and Humanities: Archaeology, Philosophy, Sociology, Classics, History, Literature
  • Clean and Renewable Energy: Sustainable Engineering, Renewable Energy, Biomass / Bio fuels, Hydro / Solar / Tidal / Wind power
  • Communications, Media and Culture: Broadcasting, Film, Animation, Journalism, Cultural, Publishing, New Media Studies
  • Design: Graphic, Industrial, Interior, Fashion, Computer Games/Computer Arts
  • Earth Sciences: Environment, Energy, Geology, Weather and Climate
  • Financial Services: Accountancy, Investment, Asset Management, Finance, Banking, Economics
  • Music and the Performing Arts: Dance, Music, Theatre / Drama, Opera
  • Physical and Life Sciences: Astronomy, Chemistry, Physics, Animals / Zoology, Biology, Plants / Botany, Health Sciences, Bio technology
  • Technology: Software, Engineering, Bioinformatics, Information Systems, Multimedia, Engineering, Computers


  • Applicant must have a conditional or unconditional offer of a place at a Scottish university on an eligible course before an application can be considered.
  • Applicant must be a citizen of Canada, India, Pakistan, USA or the People’s Republic of China (Hong Kong also being eligible as it is a Special Administrative Region of China).
  • Applicant must be able to demonstrate that they can meet the costs of living in Scotland and the remaining tuition fees.
  • Applicant must not have previously studied for a full undergraduate degree in Scotland.
  • Applicant must not have previously received a Saltire Scholarship.

How to apply:

  • Apply online
——————Quick Overview————-
Organization Scottish Government
Fellowship Level Bachelor’s/Master’s/PhD
Country Scotland
Subject areas Creative industries, Life sciences, Technology, Financial services, Renewable and clean energy
Fellowship amount £4000
Eligibility Open to selected countries
Deadline 26 May 2019

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