Scholarships in Scotland

Scotland Saltire Scholarships 2024 to Study for free in Scotland Without IELTS

Submit Online Applications for Scottish Scholarships in 2023

Deadline June 30, 2023
Opening date May 26, 2022
Days Remaining 30 Days
Category Scholarships in Scotland
Type Partially-funded
Location Scotland

Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships 2024-2025 batch is announced and for it, the late online applications are still being accepted until July 30, 2023. Scotland’s Saltire is a program of scholarships offered by the Scottish Government in collaboration with Scottish universities in the areas of science, technology, creative industries, healthcare, medical sciences, and renewable and clean energy.

Can we Study in Scotland Without IELTS?

Scottish Universities offer most degree programs in the English language to international students. Therefore most of the Universities in Scotland require English language proficiency proof. Therefore, IELTS is required for admissions in Scotland but if you hold any other acceptable English Language proficiency certificate then you can apply for admission or scholarship in Scotland without IELTS. The most acceptable IELTS alternative exams in Scottish Universities are; Secure English Language Test (SELT), TOEFL, Duolingo (DET), PTE, or iBT TOEFL. But very few Scotland Universities accept IELTS alternative scores.

Why Scotland Saltire Scholarships?

Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships are an incredible opportunity to study in a country with world-leading universities and a long tradition of academic excellence. 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), India, Japan, Pakistan, and the USA.

Funding Benefits of Saltire Scholarships:

  • The Saltire Scholarships offers up to 50 awards, each worth £8000, towards tuition fees for any one year of full-time study on a postgraduate Master’s program at any of Scotland’s higher education institutions.
  • Saltire Scholars will also have the opportunity to take part in a program of activities over and above their studies, including dialogue with the academic and business community in Scotland.
  • As one of our Saltire Scholars, you’ll act as an ambassador not only for the Saltire Scholarships program but also for Scotland.
  • Any additional costs and expenses are the responsibility of the student.

Eligible Courses for Scotland Saltire Scholarships:

The course must be a postgraduate Masters level course in one of the following subject areas:

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

Saltire Scholarships Applications Eligibility Criteria:

In order to be eligible for a Saltire Scholarship, candidates must:

  • Have a conditional or unconditional offer of a place at a Scottish university on an eligible course that will be delivered physically in Scotland or via distance online learning or via a combination of both.
  • Be a citizen of Canada, India, Japan, USA, Pakistan, or China (Hong Kong citizens are also eligible as it is a Special Administrative Region of China).
  • Be able to demonstrate that they can meet the costs of living in Scotland (where this is applicable) and the remaining tuition fees.
  • Not have previously studied in Scotland.
  • Not have previously received a Saltire Scholarship.
  • Meet the language requirements of the course.

Documents Required for Saltire Scholarships:

You must submit these supporting documents with your Scotland Scholarship application:

Application Procedure For Saltire Scholarships:

You should complete the application form on these web pages, making sure to include the unique reference number you will have received in the offer letter from your Scottish university. Before you apply for a postgraduate degree in Scotland you need to make sure that you meet the entrance requirements of your chosen degree.

  • From the official website (Link given at the end), fill out the Saltire Scholarship Application Form.
  • Fill out the mandatory sections of the application forms.
  • Attach all the required documents with the application form.
  • Universities set their own deadlines for Scottish Scholarship application Submissions; so check the closing dates for applications with the institutions you wish to apply to.

Application Deadline Scotland Saltire Scholarships: July 30, 2023

The candidates are requested to complete a Scottish Saltire Scholarships for the class of 2024 application before July 30, 2023. This is the final date for late application submissions for Scotland Scholarships for the 2023 batch which then will be subject to evaluation in the later months of 2023 and the final results of the selection will be available in early 2023.

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  1. My name is Birehanu Teshome I want to study in the field of health science at the Scotland’s University of Strathclyde.

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