Scholarships and Student Funding

Positive Action for LGBT+ MSc Scholarship

The Business School will offer two LGBT+ scholarships to the value of £10,000 for entry onto one of our taught Masters degrees for entry 2022/23. The scholarships will be awarded to candidates who are committed to making a difference to the LGBT+ community, especially within the business environment.


There are two Positive Action for LGBT+ MSc Scholarships available, with a value of £10,000 each.  


Eligible programmes are:

Accounting & Finance MSc

Banking & Risk MSc

Business Analytics MSc

Climate Change Finance and Investment MSc

Entrepreneurship & Innovation MSc

Finance MSc

Global Strategy and Sustainability MSc

Human Resource Management MSc

International Human Resource Management MSc

Management MSc

Marketing MSc

Marketing & Business Analysis MSc

You are only eligible to apply for the scholarship once you have received an offer (conditional or unconditional) to join one of the eligible programmes and have either firmly accepted the offer or be intending to do so. You can apply to the scholarship only once within one recruitment cycle.

You will not be eligible for this scholarship if:

•            You are fully sponsored by your employer

•            You are in receipt of a full scholarship

•            You have already accepted another scholarship from the University of Edinburgh Business School


The LGBT+ Scholarship will be awarded to candidates who:

Can demonstrate their commitment to the LGBT+ community through previous action and support either within the business setting specifically, or in a wider sense through LGBT+ action.

Continue to aspire to make a difference for the LGBT+ community through their future personal and career goals.

Have sound academic credentials.



Applications for the 2022-2023 academic session are no longer being accepted for this scholarship as the 20th June deadline has now passed.

The scholarship will be paid directly towards your tuition fees.

Scholarships will have to be accepted within a certain timeframe in order to secure your position on the Masters programme and also to secure the scholarship funding.

If you do not accept and pay the required Masters programme deposit within the given timeframe then you will forfeit your scholarship offer. The Business School will then re-allocate this scholarship.

If the applicant is successful in being awarded a scholarship, but subsequently declines their offer of admission to the MSc, the scholarship will be withdrawn and awarded to another applicant. An award will be withdrawn if a student fails to meet the conditions set by the University.

If you receive a scholarship, you will be expected to participate occasionally as an ambassador for the Business School during and after your programme.


All applicants will be notified of the result of their scholarship application within a month of the deadline.