college in scotland

There is a scholarship (or many scholarships) out there for everyone. Every student has some skill, interest, experience, or characteristic that may make them an attractive candidate for one scholarship or another. And while we often refer to scholarships as “free money,” scholarships don’t actually come for free. It takes work to thoughtfully consider your strengths and research the scholarships that might be most appropriate for you. While the effort that goes into finding and winning scholarships may be akin to a part-time job, we at College Coach want to make your job a little easier. This on-going scholarship series highlights a new scholarship each week. Check out the below, along with the other posts in the series, and you may discover a funding resource that will make covering that college bill a little (or a lot!) easier.

After Prince William chose to study in Scotland, applications to St. Andrews University increased by record breaking numbers. Given the obsession many Americans have with all things ‘royal’ and the skyrocketing cost of a US education, pursing a degree from a Scottish university is an appealing prospect to many students. The Saltire Scholarship is designed to promote Scotland as a premier education destination for international students interested in pursuing creative industries, life sciences, technology, financial services and renewable and clean energy.

Scholarship: The Saltire Scholarship

Awarding Organization: The Scottish Government

Amount: A one-time award of £4,000 (approximately USD$4,890)

Number of Scholarships Awarded: 100

Eligible Students: Students must be citizens of the USA, Canada, India, Pakistan, or China. Students must have a conditional or unconditional offer from a Scottish University at the time of application. This award can be used towards undergraduate, Masters, or Ph.D. level work.

Eligible College(s): Scottish Universities

How to Apply: Application becomes available on the website in February

Deadline: May 1


Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.


Written by Robyn Stewart
Robyn Stewart is a member of College Coach’s team of college finance experts. Prior to joining College Coach, she worked as a former financial aid officer at College of the Holy Cross. Visit our website to learn more about Robyn Stewart.