Scholarships and Student Funding

Scottish Power Foundation Scholarship

Scholarships are available for postgraduate Masters study in the area of Energy and Environment in the UK in 2016-2017.

These Masters Scholarships, provided by the Scottish Power Foundation in partnership with its Spanish equivalent Fundacion Iberdrola, are available in the following areas:

  • Renewable energy
  • Sustainable energy system
  • Environment
  • Clean combustion technologies
  • Emissions management
  • Energy efficiency
  • Energy storage
  • Electric vehicle
  • Smart distribution networks

The Foundation’s preferred programmes of study at the University of Edinburgh are below, however they may consider applications from applicants to other programmes if they have relevant undergraduate experience linked to the themes above.

List of preferred programmes
MSc Advanced Chemical Engineering

MSc Carbon Capture and Storage

MSc Carbon Finance
MSc Ecosystem Services
MSc Environmental Sustainability
MSc Sustainable Energy Systems
MSc Sustainable Resource Management

The scholarships aim to contribute to the education of young professionals with the capabilities required to lead the energy industry into the future.

Each award covers tuition fees plus a maintenance allowance of £1,200 per month. Awards are made for a maximum duration of one calendar year.


Applicants meet be nationals of the United Kingdom, and hold a good undergraduate degree.

Applicants must be intending to commence a full-time, on campus taught masters programme at the University of Edinburgh.

Spanish nationals can apply for a scholarship from the Fundacion Iberdrola. Further details can be found here - Fundación Iberdrola España

US nationals can apply to the AVANGRID Foundation. Further details can be found here - AVANGRID Foundation


Applications are made via the Scottish Power Foundation website. The deadline is 29th March 2016.


The successful applicants of the scholarship will be announced by June 2016.

We are very pleased to continue our involvement in this exciting partnership with the Scottish Power Foundation and most appreciative that they are supporting us once more. These scholarships will help to equip a new generation of young professionals with the skills they need to lead the energy industry into the future.”

Professor Sir Timothy O’SheaPrincipal and Vice-Chancellor

Further Information

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Scottish Power Foundation

Iberdrola Foundations