South African-born prop newspaper it's a "big motivation" for him to play for Scotland.
"It's not about the money. You want to be able to tell your child that you have played internationally and against the best. It is every rugby player's dream," he said.
Schoeman also has a slim chance of being selected for the British & Irish Lions squad to tour South Africa next year, although it's not his main aim.
"It's first Edinburgh, then Scotland. Then hopefully the British & Irish Lions. I would also like to play in the next World Cup. But one step at a time."
Schoeman was also one of four South Africans named in the PRO14 Dream Team for the 2019-20 season, the others being his Edinburgh team-mates Jaco van der Walt and Duhan van der Merwe, as well as Joseph Dweba, who recently left the Cheetahs for French club Bordeaux-Begles.
- Compiled by Sport24 staff