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 full scholarships
We provide full student scholarships for students on a range of approved MSc courses at 11 Scottish Universities. These courses are for suitably qualified graduate students who want to develop their data science/engineering, AI and related data skills, and use them to understand and creatively solve a range of business and social problems. Enrolling on any of these courses also provides the opportunity to undertake The Data Lab’s Academy employability skills programme and apply for a paid placement.
Full 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 Data Lab Academy programme scholarships
The Data Lab Academy offers a programme of workshops, networking events, masterclasses and a residential ‘innovation’ challenge. You can take part alongside your academic studies and can earn digital badges to prove your capabilities in networking, ethics and innovation. Taking part in the course also gives you the opportunity to apply for a paid industrial placement.
You’re eligible to take part in the Data Lab Academy programme if you are studying on one of The Data Lab approved:
- MSc courses run in conjunction with The Data Lab at 11 Scottish Universities. For a full list, see below.
- Integrated master courses run in conjunction with The Data Lab at Scottish Universities. For a full list, see below. You will have to be in your fourth year of study to apply.
Approved MSc courses
MSc courses for the 2023/24 academic year are now closed.
The list with the 24/25 funded MSc courses will be published spring 2024.
University of Aberdeen
University of Dundee
University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh Napier University
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
Approved Integrated Masters Programmes
University of Glasgow:
University of St Andrews:
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