Scholarships and Student Funding

Scottish Power Foundation Scholarship

Scholarships are available for study in the area of Energy and Environment in the UK in 2017-2018.

*** An Information Session for interested applicants will take place in Classroom 3 of the Sanderson Building, King's Building Campus at 5pm on Thursday 2nd March 2017. ***

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

  • Renewable energies
  • Sustainable energy systems
  • Environment and biodiversity
  • Clean combustion technologies and emissions management
  • Energy efficiency
  • Energy storage
  • Electric vehicles
  • Smart distribution networks
  • Information & Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Cyber Security & Big Data Management

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 Carbon Management
MSc Design and Digital Media
MSc Ecosystem Services
MSc Energy, Society and Sustainability
MSc Environment and Development
MSc Environmental Sustainability
MSc Marine Systems and Policies
MSc Sustainable Energy Systems
MEng Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (current undergraduate students entering year 5 of this programme of study in 2017)
MEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering (current undergraduate students entering year 5 of this programme of study in 2017)
MEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering with Management (current undergraduate students entering year 5 of this programme of study in 2017)
MEng Electrical Engineering with Renewable Energy (current undergraduate students entering year 5 of this programme of study in 2017)
MEng Mechanical Engineering with Renewable Energy (current undergraduate students entering year 5 of this programme of study in 2017)

 

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.

Eligibility

Applicants must 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 or be expecting to progress to the final year of an integrated masters programme such as MEng.

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

Brazilian nationals can apply for a scholarship from the Fundacion Iberdrola. Further details can be found here - Fundación Iberdrola Brasil (Instituto Elektro)

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

Information session

Phil Duffield from the Scottish Power Foundation will visit the University of Edinburgh on the 2nd March at 5pm.   Phil will be able to provide more information on this funding opportunity as well as answer any questions about the application process and the funding itself. The event is likely to last an hour.

School of Engineering

Sanderson Building (Classroom 3)

Kings Buildings

Applying

Applications are made via the Scottish Power Foundation website. The deadline is 7th April 2017.

Notification

The successful applicants of the scholarship will be announced by June 2017.

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

Scottish Power Foundation

Iberdrola Foundations