Candidates interested in applying for these prestigious scholarships are required to provide a brief statement (up to 300 words) which should clearly articulate their interest in the growing area of financial technology and their reasons for applying for the scholarship.
Only students who have right to live and work in the UK, AND whose ordinary place of residence has been in Scotland for at least three years (not in full-time education) can apply for The Data Lab MSc scholarships. EU citizens who have not received pre-settlement status are no longer eligible to apply. For more guidance on eligibility please refer to: http://www.sfc.ac.uk/web/FILES/eu/SFC_Brexit_Update.pdf
- Minimum second-class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent in accounting, economics, business studies or a subject area with a strong quantitative bias. The programme requires no prior knowledge of finance.
- Final year undergraduate students are eligible to apply.
- All students in receipt of a scholarship must successfully complete an online MOOC in Data Ethics, AI and Responsible Innovation as part of their studies.
- Attendance at Data Lab Events expected.
- Students will be required to attend introductory sessions in Mid-September.
- Applicants must have an offer of a place on the programme.
The MOOC is a new requirement imposed by The Data Lab as a condition of scholarship. It is hosted by the University of Edinburgh and will take 2-3 hours per week, over a period of five weeks: https://www.edx.org/course/Data-Ethics-AI-and-Responsible-Innovation.