Scotland Scholarship FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions: For Applicants + Study Abroad Advisors

This scholarship seems too good to be true. Is it?

This scholarship is absolutely, 100% real! We are awarding one scholarship worth up to $15,000 USD to US undergraduate students. Scotland is Now and Go Overseas are passionate about studying abroad in Scotland. This scholarship is meant to encourage more students to seriously consider studying abroad in Scotland.

I work at a university that has exchange agreements with universities in Scotland and/or my school is a part of a consortium/association (ie: ISEP or EAP) that coordinates study abroad to Scotland. Can my students apply?

Absolutely! When your students are completing their applications, have them select "Direct Enrollment" at any of the Scottish universities you currently have an exchange program with. If they're chosen as a recipient, we'll work directly with you to ensure the scholarship funds are transferred to your institution, or to the university in Scotland.

What if I don't win a scholarship? Can I still study abroad in Scotland?

Yes, we absolutely hope you do. Other schools and providers are offering individual scholarships if you don't win the full scholarship. Feel free to contact us directly if you have any questions. Scotland is Now and Universities Scotland offer additional scholarships. One specifically, the Saltire Scholarship comes out in late January.

Will my top 3 program/university choices contact me after I submit my application to this scholarship?

Yes. As soon as you apply, we'll share your contact information with the 3 providers/universities you have chosen. They will then contact you to help you prepare for your study abroad adventure in Scotland. Whether you are chosen as the recipient of this scholarship or not, we hope you choose to study abroad on one of their excellent programs.

I received the email after completing my application that says I need to apply for a study abroad program. How do I do this?

To apply for the study abroad program you want to attend, head over to our list of Universities & Providers. From that page, you can click on the programs you want to apply to and learn about their application requirements and processes. Note that some providers and universities have quickly-approaching application deadlines, so don't delay

If I’m chosen as the recipient of one of the scholarships, will there be any costs to me when I'm in Scotland?

Yes. Remember, you will still need to pay rent and you'll need to eat! It's also important to set aside some spending money.

I see that some study abroad programs have offered additional scholarship funding. Can you tell me more about this?

Certainly, and we're glad you asked. Some very generous providers and schools are offering additional scholarships that can only be applied to the program that is offering them. Each provider and school will be choosing the recipients among the students that apply to them. It's also worth mentioning that the recipients of the main scholarship we give away will not be eligible for additional scholarships.

When is the application deadline for the Go Overseas Study Abroad scholarship?

The deadline for the Study in Scotland Scholarship application is Sunday, February 10th, 2019 at 11:59 pm PST. With the number of applications we expect to receive, we recommend being proactive and applying early.

Can the Go Overseas Study Abroad Scholarship be applied to a winter, summer or J-Term study abroad program?

No, this scholarship can only be applied to a study abroad program in Scotland during the Fall (2019) or Spring (2020) semesters. You will be asked to specify Fall 2019 or Spring 2020 as your preferred semester -- you can select multiple.

Can Graduate Students apply for this scholarship?

This scholarship is only for US undergraduate students.

How are the funds awarded to recipients?

The funds will be sent directly to your university in Scotland to cover the full tuition costs of the recipient. If the tuition is less than the scholarship total, Scotland is Now & Go Overseas may work directly with the recipient to apply any additional funds towards room & board.

Do applicants need to have already been accepted to a study abroad program before applying for the scholarship?

No. Undergraduate (study abroad) students should apply as early as possible to their chosen program, though. We expect that many applicants, if not most, will not have applied to a program when submitting their application to this scholarship.

Are there any costs to apply for this scholarship?

No, absolutely not! That would go against everything we believe in here at Go Overseas. We're a very mission driven organization and pretty nice people (at least we think so).

Do I have to finish my application all at once?

No, you'll be able to log in to your account and finish the application later. However, once you submit you cannot access your application. Reach out to us for any questions!

Does applying for the scholarship mean I'll definitely be accepted to a program?

No. Applying for the scholarship and applying for a program are two separate things. Be sure to apply for the program of your choice in addition to applying for the scholarship.

I'm a non-traditional student. Can I apply for the Scotland Study Abroad Scholarship?

Yes, most certainly. Scotland is Now & Go Overseas will judge each applicant on the quality of their application.

Do students with particular majors have an advantage in applying for the Scotland Scholarship?

Students in all majors are considered equally for the Scotland Scholarship. Applications are judged based on the quality of their application.

Is there a minimum GPA required in order to apply for the scholarship?

There is no minimum GPA required to apply for the scholarship -- however, when you're conducting your program research be sure to check their individual requirements for program admission.

Any other questions?

Students & advisors alike -- feel free to email Scotland is Now at if you'd like to get in touch about additional information or have specific questions about studying abroad in Scotland.