Scholarships and Student Funding

HCI Skills Gateway scholarships

The School of Engineering will offer Masters scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic session.

The Scholarships are supported by the Edinburgh & SE Scotland City Region Deal and funded by the Scottish Government.   The scholarships form part of the inclusive growth objectives and outcomes for the integrated regional employability and skills (IRES) program.


Awards are available to new applicants who have applied for admission to a postgraduate Masters, postgraduate Diploma or postgraduate Certificate to study at the School of Engineering commencing in September 2021.  The LMP course programmes will specifically also benefit those within work looking to advance their careers into future senior level positions, involving strategic delivery roles and management.

The scholarship are tenable for two years and are worth £9,000 for a postgraduate Masters, £6,000 for a postgraduate Diploma and £3,000 for a postgraduate Certificate and will be applied towards the cost of tuition fees.


This scholarship is available to people domiciled or working in the South-East of Scotland, more specifically the councils areas of East Lothian, Mid Lothian, West Lothian, City of Edinburgh, Fife and Scottish Borders and is open to UK, EU and Overseas students.

Applicants must have been accepted for admissions on either of the following programmes:

      • MSc in Leading Major Programmes
      • MSc Structural and Fire Engineering
      • MSc Sustainable Energy Systems
      • MSc Urban Strategies and Design
      • PG Dip in Leading Major Programmes
      • PG Dip Sustainable Energy Systems
      • PG Cert in Leading Major Programmes


The  scholarship will be awarded on the basis that the applicant must be working or have clear working aspirations in the Housing, Construction and Infrastructure sector (this criterion is principally relevant for the applicants for the MSc in leading Major Programmes).

Applications are particularly welcome from applicants of groups underrepresented in the construction industry (public and private sector), especially those identifying as women, BAME, with a disability, veteran of the armed forces, and/or with caring responsibilities.


Thank you for your interest in the 2021-2022 HCI Scholarships for postgraduate study at the University of Edinburgh.

HCI Scholarships are part of the support programme for ‘advanced skills’ within the Housing Construction Infrastructure (HCI) Skills Gateway, which is an employability and skills support mechanism funded by the Scottish government within the Edinburgh & SE Scotland City Region Deal.

Please complete the on-line application form.   Deadline date 30 July 2021.

HCI Skills Gateway Scholarships Application Form


All applicants will be notified of the outcome by the end of August 2021.


Dr Frédéric Bosché