Access student scholarships in Scotland to fund your academic studies
Money (or the lack of it) is a key factor for many students, but don’t let your economic situation get in the way of your pursuit of a career in data and AI. We offer two scholarship opportunities to support students in Scotland.
The Data Lab Academy student scholarships
The funding covers the total amount of the MSc fees and includes participation in The Data Lab’s Academy employability skills programme and the opportunity to apply for a paid industrial placement. Participation in The Data Lab Academy is compulsory for the funded students.
The Data Lab Academy offers a programme of workshops, networking events, masterclasses and a residential ‘innovation’ challenge. You take part alongside your academic studies and can earn digital badges to prove your capabilities in networking, ethics and innovation. Taking part in the programme also gives you the opportunity to apply for a paid industrial placement.
Eligibility and student scholarship application process
Scholarships are available for students who meet the Scottish Government’s Residency conditions i.e., are an “ordinary resident” in Scotland. To check if you are eligible please refer to this SAAS.gov.uk guidance. EU students with settled or pre-settled status may be eligible.
The application process is managed by the universities. Please get in touch with the MSc programme you are interested in and they will tell if you are eligible and how to apply.
Approved MSc courses
Applications for January/February 2024 are now closed. There are places available for May 2024 at the MSc Data Engineering – Edinburgh Napier University.
The MSc courses approved for 2024/25 are the following:
University of Aberdeen
University of Dundee
University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh Napier University
MSc Data Engineering (Scholarships available for May 2024 starts)
University of Glasgow
Glasgow Caledonian University
Robert Gordon University
University of Stirling
University of Strathclyde
University of The Highlands and Islands
University of the West of Scotland
For more on The Data Lab scholarships, get in touch