Climate change scholarships launched

Students from nations most at risk from climate change are to receive scholarships to study at Edinburgh.

The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation Scholarships will support up to twenty distance-learning places on the University’s postgraduate climate change management programme for 2017/18.

Students will study climate change impacts and collaborate with Edinburgh’s global network of sustainability experts.

Priority will be given to applicants who are considered to have the greatest potential to make a difference in countries most at risk from climate change.

Risk is determined by the ND-GAIN Country Index, which summarises a country's vulnerability to climate change.


Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit. Candidates must have, or be expected to obtain, a first class or 2:1 Honours degree at undergraduate level or the international equivalent.

Students eligible for the scholarships can apply using the University’s online application process.

The deadline for applications is Friday, 9 June. Successful applicants will be notified by 23 June.

Charity funding

The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation have funded the scholarships to help students gain the skills and knowledge to tackle climate change in their home countries.

Established in 2006 by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, the Foundation has donated millions to the protection of the environment and the promotion of sustainable development on a global scale.

This fantastic support will allow us to build expertise and capacity in those nations most at risk from climate change. From France to Fiji and South Africa to Syria, our world-class climate change programme already boasts a thriving global network of 'Carbon Masters'. This scholarship award will help us reach many more students and take on the fight against climate change.'

Professor Dave Reay Assistant Principal, Global Environment & Society


Application process 

Online distance learning scholarships

Climate change management programme


Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation