Scholarships and Student Funding

HCI Skills Gateway scholarships

The School of Engineering will offer Masters scholarships for the 2024-2025 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 2024.

The scholarships 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 students who (1) qualify for UK Home Fees, and (2) are 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 at least during their studies.

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

  • MSc Advanced Sustainable Design
  • MSc Fire Engineering Science
  • MSc Future Infrastructure, Sustainability and Climate Change
  • MSc Sustainable Energy Systems
  • MSc Urban Strategies and design
  • PG Dip Sustainable Energy Systems


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.

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 2024-2025 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

 The deadline for submitting applications is 31st July 2024.


All applicants will be notified of the outcome by the 31st August 2024.


Mark Newman -Teaching Management Support Officer, School of Engineering.