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

Canada, China (including Hong Kong), India, Japan, Pakistan and USA Students

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, where possible, 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

In order to apply for a Saltire Scholarship candidates must have a conditional or unconditional offer of a place at a Scottish university on an eligible course. See the full list of eligibility criteria.

The application window for the Saltire International Scholarship 2022 programme for students from Canada, China (including Hong Kong), India, Japan, Pakistan and USA is now closed.


Meet this year's Saltire Scholars

Want to know what it's really like studying in Scotland, straight from the students' mouths? We asked the 2020-21 cohort of Saltire Scholars to share a bit about themselves, how they're settling in to their new lives, and what they love about Scotland so far.

Meet the scholars