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Fully funded Masters scholarships in data science and AI for Scottish residents

This informal session took place on  Tuesday 11 May at 13:00 – watch the recording:

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Find out how you could enhance your existing skills, or develop new skills in data, through a fully funded MSc scholarship through The Data Lab MSc programme  in 2021/22.

An increasing number of career pathways and specialisms can be unlocked through the knowledge and practice of data science across a broad range of sectors.  This session is an open invitation to Scottish residents who may be considering a career in Data Science and AI and will introduce you to the range of courses supported by the programme with information about how to apply for a scholarship.

155 fully funded MSc scholarships available at 12 Universities throughout Scotland

The Data Lab MSc is a collaborative programme between The Data Lab and 12 Scottish universities. It facilitates industry involvement and collaboration, and provides full funding and resources for students. We are supported by funding from The Scottish Funding Council and The ESF – Developing Scotland’s Workforce Fund.

All The Data Lab MSc scholarship students are provided with:

  • A fully funded scholarship to cover tuition fees.
  • Sector-specific training in employability and communication skills
  • Access to networking events including a launch and closing event with presentations from industry experts, data scientists and The Data Lab Alumni
  • The opportunity to apply to undertake a paid industrial placement in Scotland
  • An industry sponsored innovation challenge
  • A certified MOOC on Data Ethics and Responsible Innovation
  • Access to a network of expertise through The Data Lab MSc Alumni


This academic year we are funding 155 scholarships across a wide range of AI and Data related MSc courses delivered by 12 Universities across Scotland.   View the range of MSc courses we are supporting this year.

If you are a Scottish resident who meets the Scottish Funding Council’s student ‘home’ fee eligibility criteria, you may be eligible for funding.  This normally means you will have to have lived in Scotland for three years, not including any period of full-time education, before starting your course.



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