The Scotland’s Saltire scholarship has been announced for the academic year 2022-2023. Students can choose one of the courses among creative industries, science, renewable and clean energy, healthcare and medical sciences and technology.
This scholarship is announced every year to choose the best talent among aspiring scholars who opt for international scholarships from a set of developing and developed countries. Under this scholarship, 50 awards are offered worth around 8000 pounds for tuition fees for one year of full-time study on a postgraduate program at any of Scotland’s universities. Citizens of Canada, China/ Hong Kong, India, Japan, Pakistan, and the USA having a conditional or unconditional offer of a place at a Scottish university on an eligible course are eligible to apply with confidence for this scholarship.
Saltire scholarship team has set certain rules for those who avail this opportunity as one of the conditions for termination mentions “the Scottish Government may terminate Saltire Scholars from the programme if they do not adhere to the principles of the programme or if their continued membership of participation may cause embarrassment or damage to scotland’s reputation in any way.” Also the requirements set forth by the committee include maintaining a standard of conduct and good reputation of the Saltire Scholarship Programme and the institution at which they study and participating actively in the programme’s extra-curricular events.
It has been mentioned in the requirements that the scholars may be required to post on social media about their time and experience in Scotland. Also, they might be interviewed during the degree programme and any photograph, video or anecdotes shared by the students may used for the communication purpose later in any of the scholarship marketing brochures etc. Therefore, this requirement is more like taking consent of the students beforehand.
Regarding the importance of studying in Scotland and availing this scholarship it has been said that Soctland has the best universities in the world with more world-class universities per person than almost anywhere else in the world. Also, it’s reportedly said that Times Higher Education has ranked four of the Scotland’s well-known universities in the top 200 universities in its university ranking list. In order to prove candidature for the scholarship, it’s important for the students to have a profound interest in studying in Scotland at a desired university along with an interest and the necessary language and communication skills required to participate in the programme. Also, it’s important for the student to express aspiration to work and study in a global context and take a position of leadership in their chosen career.
Many graduates of this scholarship have returned to their countries after successfully completing their postgraduate degree programmes. Also through this scholarship, many scholars have strengthened the bilateral cooperation of the countries.
Application process for the scholarship has started and the deadline to apply for the Saltire Scholarship is May 28, 2021. Applicants have been advised to strictly follow the deadline as applications will not be considered after the deadline.