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Overview: The Saltire Scholarship is a substantial programme of scholarships, offering up to 100 awards, each worth £4,000 towards tuition fees for any one year of full time study, on an Undergraduate, Masters, or PhD course. This is offered on a matched funding basis between the Scottish Government and Scottish Higher Education Institutions, and is available for students from Canada, China, India, Pakistan and the USA.
Eligible students include candidates who have a conditional or unconditional offer of a place at a Scottish university, and the application process closes on the 1ST OF MAY 2016.
Scotland's Saltire Scholarships (SSS) is offered on a matched funding basis between the Scottish Government and Scottish Higher Education Institutions. The scheme offers up to 100 awards, each worth £4000. These are towards the tuition fees, for any one year of full time study, on an Undergraduate, Masters or PhD course at any of Scotland's higher education institutions.
- Have a conditional or unconditional offer of a place at a Scottish university on an eligible course before an application can be considered.
- Be a citizen of Canada, India, Pakistan, USA or the People's Republic of China (Hong Kong also being eligible)
- Be able to demonstrate that they can meet the costs of living in Scotland and the remaining tuition fees.
- Complete an application form and submit it to their selected institution by the closing date.
- Not have previously studied for a full undergraduate degree in Scotland.
- Not have previously received a Saltire Scholarship.
- The course must be an undergraduate, Masters or PhD level course in one of the following broad subject areas: Science, technology, creative industries, financial services, renewable and clean energy.
- Courses must be full time and delivered in Scotland. Online, distance learning or courses delivered at a Scottish university campus overseas are not eligible for the scholarship.
Fields of Study:
The scholarships are designed to support the promotion of Scotland as a learning nation and a science nation and are therefore targeted at the priority sectors of:
Renewable and clean energy
This includes a wide range of subjects across all of Scotland’s universities and higher education institutions.
The list below 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. Please check with your institution to see what courses are covered.
Examples of subject areas include:
Arts and Humanities
Clean and Renewable Energy
Biomass / Bio fuels
Hydro / Solar / Tidal / Wind power
Communications, Media and Culture
New Media Studies
Computer Games/Computer Arts
Weather and Climate
Music and the Performing Arts
Theatre / Drama
Physical and Life Sciences
Animals / Zoology
Plants / Botany