Saltire Scholars 2023 – Now Open for Applications

Penultimate and final year undergraduate students at Scottish universities can now apply to be a part of our programme, with the potential to secure a life-changing internship in 2023.

Entrepreneurial Scotland is pleased to announce that applications for the 2023 Saltire Scholar Internship programme are now open.

Available to full-time, undergraduate students in their penultimate or final year of study at Scottish universities – in any degree subject – these internships pair high-potential, hardworking and enthusiastic students with forward-thinking host companies.

With fully funded, full-time national, international and virtual internship opportunities available across a number of subject areas and industry sectors, our internship programme can help ignite your future career.

The application window for students to apply closes on 17th October, so get your application in now.


Why apply to the Saltire Scholar Internship Programme?

The Saltire Scholar Internship Programme provides you with an opportunity to intern with a global organisation where you can build your confidence, industry skills and entrepreneurial mindset in a supportive workplace environment. As part of your internship, you will undertake a commercially significant project and apply your transferable skills that will support your host organisation to change or grow.

Becoming a Saltire Scholar is a renowned badge of excellence and will help you build the skills and tools required for a promising career.

The application process

To apply to the Saltire Scholar Internship Programme, we ask that you complete an online application. This involves a series of questions designed to showcase your potential and ambition to join the programme. We do not ask for your grades or UCAS points at any stage of the application.

If successful, you will move on to the next stage and join our assessment process, where you will go through a series of assessments to further understand your potential and motivations to join the programme. If you are successful, you will be admitted to our Candidate Pool where you can begin to apply for internship opportunities from across the world.

More information

For more details on the 2023 Saltire Scholar Internship Programme, please visit the following pages:

Good luck!

We wish all candidates the best of luck in their applications. If you need support, please contact your university's careers service. If you have any problems whilst submitting your application, please contact us: