The British Council in partnership with the UK government’s GREAT Britain Campaign launched the GREAT Scholarships for a Sustainable Future scheme offers scholarships to qualifying students from Egypt, Nigeria, Pakistan, Turkey, and Vietnam to undertake postgraduate taught studies in the UK from autumn 2021 in climate change-related courses.
The GREAT Scholarships for a Sustainable Future are designed to widen access to climate change courses in the UK and create a cohort of young spokespeople for positive change. They will enable 26 international environmentally-minded students to advance their education in the UK and be well-positioned to pursue green jobs, supporting delivery of transformational change.
This scholarship scheme is part of a global cultural relations program being led by the British Council to add value to COP26 (the United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties), which the UK is hosting in Glasgow in November 2021.
This will be the largest international climate change summit the UK has hosted, bringing together over 30,000 delegates including heads of states, climate experts, and campaigners to agree on coordinated action to tackle climate change. Under the University of Edinburgh, two scholarships at the value of £10,000 will be available for nationals from Pakistan and Nigeria applying to the MSc in Climate Change, Finance and Investment.
Each scholarship will award an amount of £10,000 which will be deducted from your tuition fees and will be tenable for one academic year. At the University of Edinburgh, the Scholarships will be awarded to nationals and residents of Nigeria and Pakistan who are accepted for admission on a full-time basis for only the MSc in Climate Change Finance and Investment.
The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit. Candidates must have, or expect to obtain, the overseas equivalent of a UK first-class honors degree. Candidates should also demonstrate how they would be ambassadors for climate change. For more information on GREAT scholarships go to the following link:
Contributed by Ahmad El-Assasy