Master Scholarships in Scotland

Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships 2010 scheme is managed by the British Council on behalf of the Scottish Government. The programme offers up to 200 awards each worth £2000 towards the tuition fees of a one year Masters course at any of Scotland’s higher education institutions.

Deadline: 11/6/2010
Open to: Canadian, Chinese, Indian and US citizens
Fund: £2000

Priority subject areas for Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships are science, technology, the arts and creative industries, financial services, and clean and renewable energy. This includes a wide range of subjects across all of Scotland’s universities and higher education institutions. Here you can find a list that is intended as a guide to priority subject areas and is not a list of courses. This list is not exclusive and applications for courses in broader subject areas will be considered. Check with your institution to see what courses are covered.


You should:
  • not have completed an undergraduate degree in Scotland (4+ years duration)
  • have a conditional offer of a place at a Scottish university on an eligible course
  • be a citizen of Canada, the People’s Republic of China, India or the USA
  • ensure you can meet the costs of living and remaining tuition fees
  • complete the online application process and send or post your application along with any supporting documents to your selected institution by the closing date 11 June 2010.
  • If posting your application please ensure you leave enough time so that it arrives by 11 June 2010.


The Scottisch government offers £2000 as a one off award towards the cost of tuition fees for a full time Masters level course (excluding PhD studies) in a wide range of subject areas. You can choose to study at any of Scotland’s 17 universities and Higher Education Institutions.


  • In order to help you complete the application form you’re advised to prepare in advance a personal statement of between 350 – 400 words on ‘why you have chosen to study in Scotland and your reasons for choosing to study at a particular institution and course of study.’
  • Complete all relevant sections of the Application form. The Application form will allow you to save your details and return to it at a later date. To do this, use the Save for Later option at the end of the form.
  • Once you are sure all sections are complete and correct then use the Submit option at the end of the form.
  • You will then receive an email with a Pdf copy of your application form attached. It is important that you follow the instructions carefully in this email or your application will not be complete.

To complete your application you must either:

  1. Email your application directly to your chosen university remembering to also attach any required supporting documentation. Or, print and post your application along with any supporting documentation directly to your chosen university.
  2. Check on the website of the university/universities you are applying to whether they require any supporting documentation such as references. You should ensure that you send this supporting documentation along with your application form to your selected university.

Please note you must ensure that your application has been received by the university by Friday 11 June 2010. Allow sufficient time if you are posting your application.

If you have any queries, contact [email protected] or click here.

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