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 2023-2024: 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.


Applications for the 2023-2024 academic session are no longer being accepted for this scholarship as the 29th June 2023 deadline has now passed.

 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 2023.