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2015 Heriot Watt University Scholarships in IT and Computer Science



About the Host(s):

Directly from the Host;s official website, here are some reasons why you should consider Heriot Watt:

Why study at Heriot Watt?

A history rooted in industry and commerce

For almost two centuries we’ve remained true to the values of George Heriot and James Watt – the two giants of industry and commerce who give our university its name. Our foundations are built on practical, applied learning. Education that meets the needs of global industry and enables our students to fulfil their career aspirations.

Applied study for the real world

We shape tomorrow’s work-ready, industry-fit graduates and postgraduates. We connect with industry at every level and develop programmes to match their needs. Real issues, real projects, real research – so our students get practical, real-life experience and the employer gets work- ready industry-fit graduates.

A hands-on approach to teaching

We know practical, applied learning, research and teaching inside-out. It’s what we’ve always done. By engaging with business on real issues, real projects, and real research – our students get practical, real-life experience and the employer gets industry-fit graduates.

We’re big enough to attract some of the leading experts in their fields and we’re small enough to give our students the chance to learn from them – not at arms-length, but hands-on.

Highly employable graduates

We give our students a real taste of things to come in their careers – they don’t just know what to do, but they also know how to do it. It’s why we rank 15th in the UK for average starting salary of £23,285 and 94% of students are in employment or further study within six months of graduation.

A truly global experience

We provide a global perspective and experience – our academic and student body is a diverse international mix with 1/3 of our students at our Scottish campus coming from overseas. We have campuses in key locations across the world in Malaysia and Dubai as well as the UK – offering our students the unrivalled opportunity to transfer between campuses and obtain a truly global education.

About the Heriot Watt University Scholarships:

You are invited to apply for the 2015 Heriot Watt University Scholarships in IT and Computer Science for International Students in Scotland. Each year, the School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences (MACS) at Heriot-Watt University offers a number of International Scholarships & Funding opportunities to overseas non-UK students who apply to study at the university.

One of these International Scholarships & Funding opportunities is the MACS Computer Science Overseas Scholarships offered by MACS to postgraduate overseas students studying full time MScs in Computer Science or Information Technology.

Criteria for Eligibility:

Open to all new overseas applicants who have accepted a (un) conditional offer of a place on a full-time taught postgraduate programme in Computer Science or Information Technology for the next academic year starting in September.

Fields of Study:

Open to applicants on a postgraduate programme in Computer Science or Information Technology

Number of Scholarships:

Not Specified

Eligible Countries/Target Groups:

Citizens of ANY country ( EXCEPT the UK) are eligible.

Value of Scholarship/Inclusions:

The school is offering scholarship awards worth £2,500 each. All scholarships are given as a non-cumulative reduction on the full overseas tuition fee payable. This is a onetime tuition fee reduction award Scholarship benefit.

Application Procedure/Instructions:

All applicants MUST already hold an offer of a study place on a taught programme at the University when they apply for the scholarship. Afterwards, you may then apply for this scholarship.

The online scholarship application form is available on the official website (link to it is below). It may be downloaded from there and then filled. It is necessary to visit the official website (link to it is below) to access the scholarship application form and for complete information on how to apply for this scholarship.

The scholarship application form should be word processed, typewritten or completed in black ink. And it should be returned before 30th April as directed on the official website. All applicants must show academic merit and financial circumstances, as these criteria are used for selecting and awarding the scholarships.

Applicants will be informed in early June of the outcome of their applications as soon as the decisions have been made by the Scholarship Awards Panel.

Deadline for Application:

Applications must be received by 30th April 2015.

Official Scholarship Website:

For more information, visit the scholarship website –

Courtesy – Nigerian Scholars Team

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