Scottish International Scholarships Programme

Scottish International Scholarships Programme

The Scottish International Scholarships Programme

The Scottish Executive is offering 6 scholarships for students from India during the academic year 2005/6. The scholarships are available for courses at any Scottish higher education institution.


Masters of not more than 12 months based in a Scottish higher education institution.

The scholarship covers the tuition fees and a living allowance.

Subjects covered:

Priority will be given to applications in the fields of science and technology and creative industries (arts, design and culture) , but this does not mean candidates cannot apply in other fields. Medicine and Dentistry are excluded.

Eligibility criteria:

You must meet the following criteria to apply:

* be a permanent resident of India and staying in India at the time of application

* be between 25 and 35 years old at the time of application.

* have between 3 and 5 years relevant working experience

* have a good working level of English demonstrated by an IELTS test result of at least 6.5 on the academic module with no individual band less than 6.0

* not currently be working or studying in the UK

* not be in receipt of any other scholarships or award for the academic year 2005/6

* hold a good first degree in a related subject from a recognised university

* not have received UK government funding in the past

The programme is looking for individuals that possess the following qualities:

* ambition and drive

* flexible and adaptable

* innovative, creative and entrepreneurial

* a commitment to change and organisational development

* an ability to adapt to rapidly changing circumstances, not only in technical and professional terms but also culturally.

Last date for submitting application: 18 March 2005.

For more information and application forms please visit:

Find out more about Scottish universities and their programmes from the Education UK Scotland website

Applications for the Scottish Scholarship can be made simultaneously with other scholarship programmes.

Application should be made on the prescribed form (available on the above website) and send to your nearest British Council Offices in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai or Kolkatta (addresses available on the above website).

Scottish International Scholarships Programme