Scotland's Saltire Scholarships


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.

Scholarships are available to citizens of the following countries: Canada, China (including Hong Kong), Japan, India, Pakistan and USA. 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 of Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, India, Pakistan and USA. 
  • Have obtained an offer of a place to study full-time at the University of Glasgow. On-line and distance learning courses are not eligible for funding
  • Hold a place on a one-year postgraduate taught masters for September 2019 entry.
  • Have not previously completed undergraduate studies at a Scottish University

Eligible Countries

  • Canada
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Japan
  • Pakistan
  • United States of America

Eligible Programmes



Number of scholarships


How to apply

To apply please see the Saltire Scholarships website.