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PE01429: Making Scottish international education more accessible


Petitioner: Wajahat Nassar


Date Lodged: 12 April 2012

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to change the eligibility criteria of the priority countries for Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships programme to benefit students of all nationalities.

Petition History:


15 May 2012: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and Talent Scotland. Link to Official Report 15 May 2012 (378KB pdf)

4 September 2012: The Committee agreed to close the petition under Rule 15.7 on the grounds that the Scottish Government has explained that four priority countries contribute to the Scottish Government’s International Framework and Economic Strategy; there are no current plans to broaden the nationality criteria but it will be kept under review; and the Scottish Government funds a number of other scholarships which provide study opportunities for international students. Link to Official Report 4 September 2012 (317KB pdf)

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