Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships at University of Edinburgh 2020/2021

Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships at University of Edinburgh

About Scholarship

The Scottish Government, in collaboration with Scottish universities, are offering Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships to citizens of select countries who wish to study full-time Masters degrees fully delivered in Scottish universities, in the areas of science, technology, creative industries, healthcare and medical sciences, and renewable and clean energy. The scholarships target students who aspire to become influential leaders and who have wide ranging interests outside their studies, as well as a desire to broaden their personal and academic experience in Scotland.


Saltire Scholars will act as ambassadors not only for the Saltire Scholarships programme, but also for Scotland. They have to:


Host Institution(s): Scotland’s higher education institutions

Level/Field(s) of study:

Masters degree in science, technology, creative industries, healthcare and medical sciences, or renewable and clean energy. Examples of subject ares include:

Number of Scholarships: Up to 50 (across all the Scottish Universities)

Target group: Nationals of Canada, China (including Hong Kong), India, Japan, Pakistan and USA.

Scholarship value/inclusions: Each scholarship will amount to £8,000 and will be tenable for 1 academic year. The award will be deducted from tuition fees.


Applicants must:

Applicants must demonstrate an interest in studying in Scotland and/or at a specific Scottish university and aspire to work and study in a global context and take a position of leadership in their chosen career.  They must also demonstrate a willingness and the necessary interpersonal and communication skills required to participate in the programme of activities that accompanies the scholarships.

Application Instructions

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.

Application Deadline

The closing date is 31 July 2020.


Visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


Official Scholarship Website:

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