Scholarships & funding opportunities

Data Lab Scholarship for MSc Artificial Intelligence and Applications & MSc Advanced Computer Science with Big Data

13 fully funded scholarships are available to new Scottish/ EU students joining the MSc Artificial Intelligence and Applications and MSc Advanced Computer Science with Big Data for the 2020/21 academic year.  These scholarships have been made possible with funding from the Data Lab, Scottish Funding Council and the European Social Fund.

Applicants will be considered for this scholarship using the information provided on the application form and will be awarded on a compeitive basis using the statement of motivation. 

The deadline for applications is 30th June 2020.

  • Number of scholarships 13
  • Value Full tuition fee
  • Opens 13 March 2020
  • Deadline 30 June 2020
  • Help with Tuition fees
  • Duration 1 year


In order to be considered for a Data Lab Scholarship, candidates must:

  • Be a Scottish or EU fee-paying student holding an offer of admission for the MSc Advanced Computer Science with Big Data or MSc Artificial Intelligence and Applications in the Faculty of Science for 2020/21 academic year.
  • Hold, or be on track, to receive a minimum of a second-class undergraduate degree (or international equivalent).

Terms and Conditions

  • Applicants must meet all of the above eligibility criteria to be considered for a Data Lab scholarship.
  • Applicants who have been awarded a scholarship will be notified within four weeks of the closing date of 30th June 2020.
  • The awards are available for full time, on campus study only.
  • To receive their scholarship, awardees must enrol in the 2020/ 2021 academic year and continue to meet all of the above eligibility criteria.
  • Successful candidates will be selected on their statement of motivation on the application form.
  • Successful recipients are expected to engage with a programme of events with Data Lab and complete an online MOOC in Data Ethics, AI and Responsible Innovation as part of their studies. More information can be found on Data Lab website.
  • The deadline for consideration is 30 June 2020.
  • The Faculty of Science’s decision on the awarding of the scholarships is final. Appeals will not be considered.

Further Information

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Please note

Please be advised that this scholarship is administered by Data Lab. If you're successful in your application then some information will be shared with Data Lab. This is a condition of scholarship. Your contact details i.e. name and University email address will be provided by the University to Data Lab, for the purposes of administering the MSc course. The ESF Participant Form which you must complete advises that your data will be used by the University for ‘reporting and monitoring purposes and shared with relevant agencies.’ The ‘relevant agencies’ in this instance are Data Lab and the Scottish Funding Council.