Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships is a programme of scholarships offered by the Scottish Government in collaboration with Scottish universities. 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. In order to support students from the EU & EEA, the Scottish Government is now offering scholarships to students who wish to start their studies on a postgraduate taught degree course in academic year 2021/22.

Scholarships are available to citizens of the following regions EU and EEA. Saltire Scholars will also have the opportunity to take part in a programme of activities over and above their studies, including dialogue with the academic and business community in Scotland.

To be eligible students must:

  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of an EU or EEA country, with international fee-paying status.
  • Be holding a conditional or unconditional offer for a full-time, one-year Masters programme for January 2022 entry. On-line and distance learning courses are not eligible for funding.
  • Not have previously studied in Scotland and/or at a Scottish institution (except for previous short courses less than one year)
  • Ideally have the necessary interpersonal and communication skills required to participate in any Scottish Government activities that may accompany the scholarship, such as participating in online events/workshops. Scholars should show willingness to support promotional activity showcasing Scotland and Scottish higher education, based on their own experience.

Eligible countries/regions

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden


£8,000 tuition fee discount

How to apply

Applications for January 2022 entry are now open. Applicants holding offers must apply via the online scholarship application for this scholarship.

The application deadline is 10 December 2021. Applicants will be informed of the outcome by 17 December 2021.