St Leonards Digital Education Scholarship (September 2024 and January 2025 entry)

The University of St Andrews is delighted to be able to offer a scholarship opportunity that can help you achieve your personal development goals. This exciting new Scholarship is available to students wishing to undertake any of the following new online courses:

Successful students will be awarded a contribution of up to £6000 in total towards their course fees.

The award is open to entrants commencing online studies in September 2024 or January 2025.

At what stage of my course application can I apply for this scholarship?

You can apply for the scholarship after you have submitted your course application for a place at the University of St Andrews. You do not need to wait until you have received an offer of a place before applying for the scholarship.

Application restrictions

Study level

Available to students studying at:



Available to students studying:

Data Science (MSc) – online, Data Literacy for Social and Environmental Justice (MSc) – online, Digital Art History (MLitt) – online, Global Digital Humanities (MSc) – online

Domicile for fee status

No restrictions


Available to faculty members from:

Art History, Computer Science, Geography and Sustainable Development, Modern Languages

Application assessment

Financial need (Hardship, means tested)

Available to

Prospective students

Mode of study


Additional criteria

Selection is based partly on financial need. You will need to provide a statement explaining your current household financial situation (of not more than 250 words) and a course suitability statement (of not more than 250 words).

The suitability statement should explain:

  • why you have applied for the course 
  • how the course relates to your personal or professional ambitions 
  • how your academic and professional background show you have the skills needed to work effectively at postgraduate level

How to apply

After you have applied to a new course beginning in academic year 2024-2025, you will be provided with login details for the My application portal.

This scholarship is available to complete and submit through ‘View my funding applications’ in the Scholarships and Funding section of My application.

Scholarship deadlines

  • September entry: Monday 2 September 2024
  • January entry: Thursday 19 December 2024

Scholarship application form guidance


Terms and conditions

Please read the University of St Andrews scholarships terms and conditions

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When will I know the outcome?

The outcome of your scholarship application will be available on View or continue my funding applications in the Scholarships and Funding section of My Application by early September 2024 for September 2024 entry and late-December 2024 for January 2025 entry.