Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships 2024-2025

Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships is calling on students with financial difficulty to apply for the Saltire Scholarships which provides financial grant for candidates to attain their educational dream in their respective fields. We have outlined the general application documentations in this article, that an applicant will need as well as the requirements and the deadline to application for the Scholarship.

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

Eligibility Criteria for Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships

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 and submit it by the closing date. Please note, the application window for the 2024 Saltire International Scholarship is now closed to students from Canada, China (including Hong Kong), India, Japan, Pakistan and USA.

Requirements for Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships

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.

How to Apply for Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships

When applying for an undergraduate course in Scotland you need to apply online through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Centre – also known as UCAS.

  1. The application requires you to provide information about your education and employment as well as a personal statement and a reference, so it’s a good idea to have this information ready before you apply.
  2. The online application form allows you to enter course details for up to five different choices, but there are some restrictions on the combination of courses you can apply for – so make sure you check the UCAS website for details on choices when applying.

There is a fee for making an application and the amount depends upon how many courses and universities you apply for.

Find out more about UCAS application fees.

The deadlines for applications through UCAS differ depending on what course you are applying for.

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