Video contest will have a tourism theme
One lucky American will win a full fees-paid scholarship to come to Edinburgh Napier for a year to study for a tourism-focused Master’s degree.
The university has launched the Destination Edinburgh Scholarship which will give the winner the chance to follow an absorbing academic programme, boost their career prospects and enjoy a city with an outstanding quality of life.
Would-be students can clinch their ticket to Scotland and a place at the country’s number one university for tourism by helping to highlight what its capital has to offer to visitors.
Applicants are being asked to submit a 90-second pitch video explaining, What makes Edinburgh a successful tourism destination?
The seven-week digital competition will end with an online public vote to determine the winner of the scholarship, valued at $16,000.
The winner will also enjoy a programme of cultural activities across Scotland, and will get the chance to share their experiences online as the University’s International Brand Ambassador.
The Destination Edinburgh Scholarship is open for entries until March 30th 2017. A shortlist will be announced on April 13, followed by the public vote and the declaration of the winner on April 26.
Claire Hope, Edinburgh Napier's International Partnership Manager for the Americas, said: "Increasing numbers of students from the USA are expressing interest in our one-year Master's, and this exciting competition will make that dream a reality for some.
"We also hope the Destination Edinburgh Scholarship will raise awareness among Americans of our enviable location and excellent industry-focused programmes in Tourism and Festival & Events."
For more details on how to enter the competition and to submit an application form click here.
Three runners-up will also receive a £2000 reduction in international fees to study a tourism Master’s at Edinburgh Napier University.