School of GeoSciences

Postgraduate GeoSciences Scholarships

Scholarship information for applicants for 2017/18. Please note that the below information is predominantly for 2016-17. Typically the same funding opportunities are available each year but these are not guaranteed. Please keep checking this page for updates.

AVANGRID Foundation Scholarship

The AVANGRID Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for masters studies in energy and/or the environment at the University of Edinburgh for the 2017-2018 academic session.

The grants cover full tuition, fees and health insurance and a monthly stipend of £1,200.

Eligibility

The AVANGRID Foundation scholarship program is open to students of US nationality to pursue masters-level work with an emphasis on sustainably energy, energy efficiency and climate-related areas of study, in addition to more specific business areas. The GeoSciences Programmes which may be considered for this Scholarship are:

  • MSc Marine Systems and Policies
  • MSc Carbon Management
  • MSc Energy, Society and Sustainability
  • MSc Environment and Development
  • MSc Environnmental Sustainability

Applicants should be intending to start a full-time, on-campus masters programme in 2017-2018 . Their chosen programme of study should relate to one of the following subject areas:

Criteria

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

Applying

To obtain more information or to apply, please visit the AVANGRID Foundation’s website.

The scholarship application deadline is 8:00 a.m. EST 17 February 2017.

Postcode Lottery Green Challenge Scholarship

The Green Challenge Scholarship is a competition for prospective and current students wishing to pursue a postgraduate degree with the view that it will help lead to the development of a ‘green themed’ business concept.

The competition is a unique funding opportunity offering students the chance to win a scholarship that will help to develop knowledge related to their idea of up to £20,000 to cover their postgraduate degree tuition fees. 

The competition is open now and the Deadline for submitting stage 1 is 5pm on Monday 27 March 2017. For further details, please visit the website

Eligible Programmes:

  • MSc Carbon Management
Postcode Lottery Green Challenge

Prince Albert of Monaco II Foundation Climate Change Masters Scholarships

20 Masters Scholarships are available to applicants enrolled on PgCert Climate Change Management (Online). 

Each scholarship will cover the full fees relating to the Postgraduate Certificate in Climate Change Management.  For successful recipients studying towards the MSc Carbon Management programme, the scholarship will cover the Postgraduate Certificate in Climate Change Management  component of the masters programme.

Priority will be given to applicants from those nations most at risk from climate change and who are deemed to have the greatest potential to tackle climate change in their home country.

To find out how to apply and to find out about eligibility, please visit the website.

Full Fee Scottish Funding Council Highly Skilled Workforce Scholarships 2017-2018

Scholarships are available to UK nationals who are permanently domiciled in Scotland, as well as EU nationals (excluding UK nationals) domiciled in the EU or Scotland but not elsewhere in UK, who have been accepted on an eligible full-time or part-time Master's degree programme.

Eligible Programmes:

  • MSc Carbon Management
  • MSc Geographical Information Science (GIS)
  • MSc Environmental Protection and Management
  • MSc Marine Systems and Policies

More information and how to apply

Scottish Power Foundation Scholarship

The Scottish Power Foundation offers scholarships which aim to contribute to the education of young professionals with the capability 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 make for a maximum duration of one calendar year. 

Applications must nationals of the United Kingdom and hold a good undergraduate degree. 

The Foundations preferred programmes of study are as follows, however they may consider applications from applicants to other programmes if they have relevant undergraduate experience in areas in key areas such as renewable energy, sustainable energy system, environment, carbon-free technology, emission management, energy efficiency, energy storage, electric vehicles, smart grids, Information and communication technology (ICT), cybersecurity and big data.

  • MSc Carbon Management
  • MSc Energy, Society and Sustainability
  • MSc Ennvironment and Development 
  • MSc Environmental Sustainability 
  • MSc Marine Systems and Policies

Scholarship applications must be made to the Scottish Power Foundation by 13:00 (GMT) on April 7, 2017

Scottish Power Foundation website 

 Fundación Iberdrola España Scholarships 

The Fundación Iberdrola España  offers scholarships which aim to contribute to the education of young professionals with the capability 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. 

Applications must nationals of Spain and hold a good undergraduate degree. 

The Fundación's  preferred programmes of study are as follows, however they may consider applications from applicants to other programmes if they have relevant undergraduate experience in areas in key areas such as renewable energy, sustainable energy system, environment, carbon-free technology, emission management, energy efficiency, energy storage, electric vehicles, smart grids, Information and communication technology (ICT), cybersecurity and big data.

  • MSc Carbon Management
  • MSc Energy, Society and Sustainability
  • MSc Environment and Development 
  • MSc Environmental Sustainability 
  • MSc Marine Systems and Policies

Scholarship applications must be made to the  Fundación Iberdrola España by 13:00 (GMT) on April 7, 2017

Fundación Iberdrola España website 

Head of School Scholarships 2017/18

The School of GeoSciences is delighted to offer 2 full fee international scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic session and three £5,000 scholarships.

The three scholarships worth £5,000 towards tuition fees are available to applicants of any nationality. The 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 Masters degree in one of the following eligible subject areas are considered:

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

All students who have accepted an offer by 14 June 2017 to the programmes listed are eligible to apply.

More information and how to apply

£8,000 George David Family Scholarship (for applicants resident in Greece or Cyprus)

The Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) is offering two scholarships to prospective postgraduates resident in Greece or Cyprus. 

Award

The scholarship is worth £8,000 and will be deducted from tuition fees. The scholarship is tenable for one year for full time MSc students and tenable for three years for PhD full time students subject to satisfactory progress. Part time awards will be pro rata.

Eligible Masters Programmes

  • MSc Carbon Management
  • MSc Marine Systems and Policies

Applicants who have already commenced their programme of study on the closing date or studying part-time intermittent or by online distance learning are not eligible for this scholarship.

"Receiving the George David Family scholarship helped me pursue my postgraduate studies at the University of Edinburgh, where I successfully completed an MSc in Ecosystem Services in the School of GeoSciences. It was a great financial relief which allowed me to enjoy even more an interesting course of specialisation in the beautiful city of Edinburgh. I had the opportunity to experience the professionalism of the university’s teaching staff and expand the scope of my knowledge regarding the environment. The George and Kaity David Foundation’s generous support realised my ambition to explore a different scientific discipline coming from a strictly economics academic background."

Panos Pomakis, Scholarship recipient

More information and how to apply

 

Programme Scholarships

C$10,000 scholarship to study CCS in Canada

MSc Carbon Capture and Storage

The University of Edinburgh and the University of Regina have established a C$10,000 scholarship with the support of SaskPower for up to 3 CCS MSc students per year to undertake their dissertation project in Regina. SaskPower are the operators of the world’s first full scale CCS plant, Boundary Dam.

Successful students for this competitive award will be accepted as a Visiting Graduate student at the University of Regina after successfully completing two semesters of the CCS MSc in Edinburgh. An upper second class degree or better in an Engineering discipline will be required for consideration.

Students will be expected to be enrolled full time for the University of Regina Spring/Summer semester with registration completed by May 2017.

SELECTION: Selection of students for the scholarships will be competitive, based on academic performance and previous experience. Selection will be by the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Regina in partnership with the University of Edinburgh. Up to three (3) students per year will be selected. Successful applicants will receive the scholarship only on the condition that they successfully progress to the dissertation stage of the degree.

For more information please contact the MSc Course Director: Dr Mark Wilkinson.

New UK Government Postgraduate loans for 2016

If you’re thinking of starting a master's course on or after 1 August 2016, you could be eligible for a loan from the UK government of up to £10,000.

Key info:

  • You’ll be able to apply for this new postgraduate loan from late June 2016.
  • You can use this loan however you like – either towards your tuition fees, living costs, or other costs associated with your postgraduate study.
  • The loan is not means tested.
  • It will be paid directly into your bank account in three instalments during the academic year.
  • If your course is longer than one year, you can get up to £5,000 in your first year and the rest in your second year.
  • If you study part-time, you can only get payments in the first two years of your course.
  • You’ll repay the loan once you’ve finished or left your course, and are earning over £21,000.

You may be eligible for this loan if you:

  • have been ordinarily resident in England for three years on the first day of your course
  • are under 60 years of age on the first day of your course
  • are studying a taught or research master’s course
  • are an EU national, but don’t normally live in England

More Information and How to Apply

Master Card Foundation Scholarships  2017-18

The Master Card Foundation scholarship scheme will fund several African candidates who applied to various MSc programmes in different Schools and Colleges at the University of Edinburgh. These selected MSc programmes include

Deadline = 30 November 2016 at midnight (GMT)

More information and how to apply 

University Scholarships

Graduate Discount

Did you know that if you already have an undergraduate degree from the University of Edinburgh, you may be eligible for a 10% discount on tuition fees?

Graduate Discount Scheme

UK/EU Masters Funding Support - Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loans

The Scottish Government  announced in January 2017 an increase in postgraduate funding support for eligible Scotland domiciled, England and EU students.  

The support will allow eligible Scotland domiciled students access to a loan of up to £10,000 (£5,500 for tuition fees and £4,500 for living costs) and to EU postgraduate students a tuition fee loan of £5,500.

This announcement follows an earlier funding package agreed by the UK Government for UK Nationals who have most recently been resident in England.  Eligible students will be able to apply for postgraduate loan support of up to £10,000.

Further information and application details - SAAS (Scotland and EU)

Further information and application details - PGL (England)