Data Science Online Scholarship (September 2023 and January 2024 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 the new online course in Data Science (PG Dip or MSc).

Successful students will be awarded a contribution of up to £6,000 in total towards their course fees.

The award is open to entrants commencing online studies in September 2023 or January 2024.

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 (PGDip) - online or Data Science (MSc) - online. The scholarship is not available for the Data Science (PGCert) - online.

Domicile for fee status

No restrictions


Available to faculty members from:

Computer Science

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 (not more than 250 words) and a course suitability statement (not more than 250 words) explaining the following:

Suitability statement 

  • why you have applied for this 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 2023, 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: 18 August 2023
  • January entry: 31 October 2023

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 late August 2023 for September 2023 entry and mid-December for January 2024 entry.