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On Campus Postgraduate Scholarships at The University of Edinburgh for 2024-2025 AY

Date: Nov 22, 2023

From 23 October 2023, The University of Edinburgh will be recruiting exceptional young people with great academic and leadership experience who have overcome barriers to their education and are committed to pursuing their studies on-campus.  

This is a one-year postgraduate on-campus scholarship for the following programmes ONLY:

Africa and International Development 

Food Security

Sustainable Energy Systems

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Data, Inequality and Society 

Operational Research

Environmental Sustainability

Climate Change Finance and Investment

Planetary Health

Environment & Development

 What the on-campus scholarship provides

  • Covers full approved tuition, accommodation, travel, living cost stipend and study materials.
  • A climate leadership programme to inspire and support Scholars in making change in their communities and countries.
  • Additional support is offered to scholars with disabilities based on an assessment of needs.

Application timeline 2024/25

23 October 2023 (10am UK time) Applications open.
1 December 2023 (5pm UK time) All applicants must have completed the first stage of the application – the Eligibility Assessment. The SM Apply system will not permit new applications after 1st December at 5pm GMT.
7 December 2023 (5pm UK time) Applications close.

Early February

On-campus Interview shortlisting begins; both successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified.
Early to mid February 2024 On-campus interviews take place.
End of February 2024 On-campus Interview outcomes will be announced.
March – August  2024 Support is provided through admission and immigration processes.
September 2024 The academic program starts.

Selection Process

The selection process for applications is based on the following criteria:

  • Academic merit of the candidate that qualifies for admission to the University of Edinburgh 
  • Track record as a transformative leader and service within their community.
  • Quality of application in line with the Scholars Program theme of climate justice.
  • Potential impact on the development of the applicant’s home country.
  • Applicants who have faced significant barriers to education (social, financial, personal, practical or health-related).

How to apply

You must qualify academically for admission to the University of Edinburgh. We require that applicants apply for this scholarship before applying to the University.  

The Scholars Program will not accept applications submitted outside the online application system.

Please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section, below, for further details.

If you have any queries regarding the Mastercard Foundation Scholarships, which are not answered in the FAQs, please contact us at: mcfsp@ed.ac.uk

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