About the Saltire Scholarship for Postgraduate EU and EEA Students
Queen Margaret University are pleased to offer a number of Saltire Scholarships available to students from the EU and EAA joining us for a full time postgraduate degree course in January 2022. Funded by the Scottish Government, these scholarships are designed to help ease the impact of Brexit and recognise the contribution made by EU students to Scotland.

How much are the scholarships?
The scholarship is worth £8000, and is granted as a reduction of the tuition fee.

It is not possible to use a scholarship as payment towards any deposit required for your programme. The scholarship is payable for one single-year of study, and students cannot reapply in subsequent years.

Who is eligible to apply?
The scheme is open to students who:

  • are a citizen or permanent resident of an EU or EEA country, with international fee paying status.
  • have applied for a place on a QMU master’s level postgraduate degree course starting in January 2022 that will be delivered physically in Scotland.
  • will study full-time, on a one year course.
  • have not previously studied in Scotland and/or at a Scottish institution (exception made for previous short courses of less than one year).
  • show willingness to support communications activity promoting Scotland and Scottish higher education, based on their own experience. 
  • are not receiving any other discount on our course fee, for example our EU Transition Scholarship.  In practice, this means that if are in receipt of an EU and EEA Saltire Scholarship, you pay the full international fee less the £8000 scholarship. In addition, the national rules for the scheme require that course tuition, following application of scholarship amount, must not be lower than for those students paying the fee rate applicable to students from Scotland and the rest of the UK.

The scholarship is not available to students from the Republic of Ireland, as there are already special arrangements for them.

When must I apply by?
Students starting in January 2022 should apply by 30 November 2021, St Andrew’s Day.

How do I apply and how is my application assessed?
To apply for a scholarship, simply complete the online form on this page. In particular you should complete a supporting statement of around 500 words. You should include in this statement:

  • Your reasons for choosing your degree programme
  • Your interest in studying at Queen Margaret University, and in Scotland
  • A description of the positive financial support that the scholarship would have on you
  • Discuss your willingness to support communications activity promoting Scotland and Scottish higher education based on your own experience, and how you might do this.
  • Any other matter which you may consider to be relevant to your application

Your application will be assessed by a panel, and applicants will be notified of a decision after the closing date and the scholarship panel have met.

Personal Details

Correspondence Addresses
Supporting Statement
Your supporting statement should be around 500 words. You should include: • Your reasons for choosing your degree programme • Your interest in studying at Queen Margaret University, and in Scotland • A description of the positive financial impact that the Scholarship would have on you (e.g. you may wish to provide information on your typical income and any financial commitments that you have) • Any other matter which you may consider to be relevant to your application NO additional documentation (e.g. CV’s, references or statements) will be considered and should not be sent. Your university application form will not be used as part of the decision making process.
Declaration
We want to assure you that this information will be kept in the strictest confidence, and will be passed only to University staff who are directly involved in determining the outcome of your scholarship application. Please see Queen Margaret University’s student privacy statement for information about how we collect and use personal information about you https://www.qmu.ac.uk/media/4728/student-privacy-statement-may-2018.pdf.