Scholarships and Student Funding

Head of School Scholarships (GeoSciences)

The School of GeoSciences is delighted to offer a number of scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic session.

Three scholarships worth £5,000 towards tuition fees are available to applicants of any nationality. A further two awards covering full tuition fees are available to applicants who are liable for the overseas rate of fee.


Applications from students studying a full-time taught Master's degree in one of the following eligible subject areas are considered:

  • Carbon Management
  • Earth Observation and Geoinformation Management
  • Ecosystem Services
  • Environment and Development
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Geographical Information Science
  • Environment, Culture and Society.
  • Marine Systems and Policies

Applicants who have already commenced their programme of study on the closing date are not eligible for this scholarship.

Applicants intending to study part-time or online distance learning courses are not eligible for this scholarship.


The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence. Candidates must have, or expect to obtain, the international equivalent of a UK 2:1 Honours degree at undergraduate level.


Eligible applicants should complete an online scholarship application

All applications must be submitted no later than 30th June 2016.

Please note you will not be able to access the online application form unless you have applied for admission to the University of Edinburgh and have full EASE authentication.

In addition to the standard questions on the application, applicants should also provide the following information within their application:

  • Within your personal statement evidencing your passion for your chosen subject; why you deserve the scholarship and evidence of attempts to secure additional means of funding.

Postgraduate Master's Online Scholarship Application Form


A Selection Committee will meet to select the recipients and all candidates will be notified of the outcome in July.