Saltire Scholarships

Scotland's Saltire Scholarships are managed by the British Council on behalf of the Scottish Government. The scholarships are offered to students from China, India, Canada and the USA as part of a wider strategy to promote Scotland as a study destination and showcase Scotland’s higher education offering in international markets. The scholarship program offers up to 200 awards each worth £2000 towards the tuition fees of a one year Masters degree at any of Scotland's higher education institutions. The awards are partly funded by the participating institutions.


  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States, Canada, India, or China.
  • Applicants cannot have completed an undergraduate degree in Scotland.
  • Applicants must be applying to a program in a priority subject area. Priority subject areas for 2010 are science, technology, the arts and creative industries, financial services, and clean and renewable energy. This includes a wide range of subjects across all of Scotland’s universities and higher education institutions.
  • Applicants must have applied to a Scottish university and have received a conditional offer of acceptance by the time of application for a Saltire scholarship.


The online application form requests personal information and a personal statement addressing your reasons for choosing to study in Scotland and your interest in a particular course of study.

In addition to applying to the Saltire Scholarship program, students must also apply to the Scottish institution of their choosing. These institutions may require additional supplementary materials, including letters of reference.


Application deadline TBD.  Please register with TalentScotland for information on applications.


Arthur D. Casciato, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Distinguished Fellowships
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey