Scholarships and Student Funding

Scotland's Saltire Scholarships

The Scottish Government, in partnership with Scottish Higher Education institutions, is offering a number of scholarships for postgraduate one year Masters study in any subject offered by the University.


Each scholarship will amount to £8,000 and will be tenable for one academic year. The award will be deducted from your tuition fees.

These scholarships are supported and funded by the Scottish Government in partnership with the University of Edinburgh.

Scholars will be expected to participate in a number of activities throughout the academic year in addition to their course of study, including welcome and end of year events and the promotion of Scotland and Scottish Higher Education.


The scholarships will be awarded to citizens who are permanently and ordinarily resident in Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Pakistan, and the USA, and who are accepted for admission on a full-time basis for a postgraduate one year Masters programme of study at the University of Edinburgh in subjects related to the following themes:

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Creative Industries
  • Healthcare and medical sciences
  • Renewable and clean energy

Please note that applicants for online distance learning Masters programmes will not be considered for this award.

Applicants should already have been offered a place at the University of Edinburgh and should have firmly accepted that offer by the scholarship closing date. 

Applicants should not have completed an undergraduate degree in Scotland.

Selection Criteria

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence. Candidates must have, or expect to obtain, the international equivalent of a UK first class or 2:1 Honours degree at undergraduate level.


We are awaiting details of this scholarship for the 23/24 Academic Year.

Further information on the eligibility criteria and application process for the Scotland's Saltire Scholarships Scheme is available on the Study in Scotland website.

Postgraduate Study

Further details on postgraduate study options at the University of Edinburgh and how to apply for postgraduate admission can be found on the University website.

Postgraduate prospectus


All applicants will be informed of the result of their application in late August 2022.