Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships (SSS) is a programme of scholarships run by the Scottish Government in partnership with Scotland’s higher education institutions. The scheme offers up to 50 awards, each worth £8000 towards the annual international tuition fee of successful applicants.
Scholarships are available for one year of a postgraduate Masters course at any of Scotland’s higher education institutions.
Please note, Saltire Scholarships are not available for students of the Open University in Scotland.
The scholarships are designed to support the promotion of Scotland as an excellent destination for academic learning and are therefore targeted at the priority sectors of:
This list is not exclusive and applications for courses in broader subject areas will be considered. Please check with your institution to see what courses are covered. Examples of subjects that can be studied can also be found here.
Yes, Saltire Scholarships are only available to citizens of:
(Hong Kong is also eligible as a Special Administrative Region of China)
Unfortunately, at this time Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships (SSS) are only available to citizens and permanent residents of Canada, China, India, Japan, Pakistan and USA.
A citizen is someone who is legally recognised and accepted as belonging to a particular country, either by birth or naturalisation.
A permanent resident is someone who has acquired permanent resident status by immigrating to a country, but is not yet a full citizen of that country. Permanent residents have certain rights and privileges in that country even though they remain citizens of their home country. A person in a country temporarily, such as an international student or a temporary foreign worker, is not a permanent resident.
Please note that each of the six eligible countries will set their own criteria for permanent residency. For further information on this please check the website of the immigration agency in these countries.
No, the Saltire Scholarships is a Scottish Government programme and you would need to study at a Scottish institution.
The scheme offers up to 50 awards, each worth £8000, towards the cost of tuition fees for one year of a postgraduate Masters course at any of Scotland’s higher education institutions.
Any additional costs and expenses are the responsibility of the student.
No, courses must be full time and delivered in Scotland. Not online or by distance learning.
You should complete the application form.
Yes, you need an unconditional or conditional offer from your university before your application can be considered.
No, but your university may ask for further documentation at a later date.
No, the scholarship can only be awarded once.
Yes, but it would be at the discretion of the university whether you would be awarded more than one scholarship.
No, the scholarship is for one year only.
No, the scholarship is to encourage new international students to come to Scotland and you must not have studied in Scotland before.
The following link has information on immigration arrangements for foreign students. This information can be found here.
Yes, the closing date is 26 May 2019.
Your university will inform you shortly after the closing date.
In the first instance, you should contact the university to which you are applying. You can also email the Saltire Scholarship mailbox.