Scholarships and Student Funding

The Edinburgh Futures Institute Scholarships

Three scholarships are available to cover full tuition fees for selected taught Master’s programme offered by or affiliated with the Edinburgh Futures Institute for entry in 2024-2025: the George Lindsay Cooper Scholarship, the Madeleine Bentley Scholarship and the Bilan-Cooper Scholarship.

Each of these scholarships will support applicants who may face barriers in accessing postgraduate study.


Each award covers the full UK tuition fee and is available for full-time and part-time study and for both on campus or online study. Awards will be paid directly towards tuition fees.

All scholarship award holders are expected to be energetic members of our postgraduate community, and will engage with opportunities to present their work to the wider student and staff body during the period covered by their award. 


The scholarships are available to UK applicants who have been accepted onto one of the following Master’s programmes offered by, or affiliated with, the Edinburgh Futures Institute:

MSc Circular Economy

MSc Creative Industries

MSc Data and Artificial Intelligence Ethics

MSc Data, Inequality and Society

MSc Education Futures

MSc Finance, Technology and Policy

MSc Future Governance

MSc Narrative Futures: Art, Data, Society

MSc Planetary Health

MSc Service Management and Design

MSc Sustainable Lands and Cities

Applicants who are fully sponsored by their employer, in receipt of a full scholarship or have already accepted another scholarship from the University of Edinburgh are ineligible for this scholarship.


All scholarships will be awarded based on academic merit, however the candidate’s ability to demonstrate that their financial and socioeconomic circumstances significantly restrict their ability to continue their education without substantial financial support and their future and personal career goals, and the extent to which the scholarship will support the candidate to meet these goals will also be taken into consideration.


Eligible applicants should complete an online scholarship application.

The scholarship deadline is 23:59 BST 27th June 2024. 

In order to gain access to the scholarship application system, applicants must have applied for admission to the University of Edinburgh.  Please note that, following the submission of an application for admission, it can take up to five working days for all system checks to be completed and for access to be granted.

The online scholarship application form is located in EUCLID and can be accessed via MyEd our web based information portal at

When logging in to MyEd, you will need your University User Name and password.  If you require assistance, please go to If you have not applied for admission, please go ahead and do this and you will receive your University User Name and password.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Scholarships System FAQs for Applicants (511.17 KB PDF)

Selection process

All applications will be reviewed by a scholarship panel comprising a number of University staff. Applications will be assessed on academic achievements supplied as part of the admissions process and answers given via the scholarship application that will provide evidence of financial need and career goals. The panel will make its decision on the basis of your financial and socioeconomic circumstances, career goals, and academic achievement.


All applicants will be notified the outcome of their application by the end of July 2024.


 Any enquiries about these awards should be directed to