Help with fees

Schumacher College Students

 

The Alternative Guide to Funding

The Alternative Guide  is designed to show how you can get additional help to fund your degree from the voluntary sector. Many charities are willing to make grants to students to help further their education.

The Alternative Guide contains lists of funding opportunities as well as guidance and help on how to successfully apply.  It's free for all applicants to Schumacher College wanting help to fund their Masters Degree.  If you are a prospective student who has applied to the College, please email to get an access PIN.


Schumacher College Bursaries - closing date 29th March, 2018

The Schumacher College Postgraduate Bursary Fund exists to enable those with potential and in financial need to participate in our postgraduate programmes.

All students are eligible to apply for the Tuition Fees Bursary. The bursary fund is dependent on fundraising and varies each year. The maximum level of award is typically £2,000.00 however we ask that you share the full level of support you need. 

You may submit a bursary application with your postgraduate application. Your bursary will be considered if you are offered a place on your chosen programme.

Please click here to download the Postgraduate Bursary Application Form
Please read the Terms and Conditions and instructions given on the application form.

Please download and save the application form to your computer and complete using the latest version of Acrobat Reader


Schumacher College Scholarships 2018 - 2019

Closing date 29th March, 2018

Schumacher College is able to offer one partial scholarship for each full-time Masters programme.  Each scholarship is an award of £5,000 which is deducted from the tuition fees.  We welcome scholarship applications from all students who are not being considered for bursary applications. The decision on the award will be made by the faculty. 

To apply for a scholarship please complete a written statement to the questions below for the programme of your choice.  The statement should be no longer than 500 words and submitted alongside or preceding your application to study at Schumacher College.  All applications for scholarships must be received by the closing date of March 29, 2018.

Who is eligible to apply?
To apply for a Schumacher College scholarship applicants must apply for the full programme on a full-time basis; they do not have to be resident at the College.  The decision will be based upon a combination of:

  • what is deemed by the programme coordinator as the best response
  • the course application form
  • a successful interview
  • evidence the individual can cover the remaining fees.

The decision is not based on financial need.  Scholarship applicants are also able to apply for a bursary at the same time.  Scholarship statements are to be sent to: postgradadmin@schumachercollege.org.uk  Please read Terms and Conditions for Postgraduate Scholarships.


MSc Holistic Science

Arne Naess Scholarship
Please answer the following question. Your statement should be no longer than 500 words and submitted alongside or preceding your application to study at Schumacher College.

Arne Naess coined the term ‘deep ecology’ as an attempt to point out that Western culture needs to reconnect to something more satisfying and enduring than yet more economic growth fuelled by increasing levels of material consumption. Building on this insight, what is your current understanding of the meaning of ‘deep’ in ecology? Do you see a role for science in developing the senses of ‘deep’ that you perceive?

 

Economics for Transition 

The E.F. Schumacher Scholarship
Please answer the following question. Your statement should be no longer than 500 words and submitted alongside or preceding your application to study at Schumacher College.

For Schumacher, writing 50 years ago, questions of scale were of the utmost importance to the transition to a humane and sustainable future.  In what ways do you think his insight remains relevant to the world of the early 21st century?

 

Ecological Design Thinking 

The David Orr Scholarship
Please answer the following question. Your statement should be no longer than 500 words and submitted alongside or preceding your application to study at Schumacher College.

It is now more than 25 years since the principles of ecological design were enunciated yet the practice of ecological design thinking has been slow to follow. Why do you think this is so and what would you do to improve the situation?

 

MA Myth and Ecology

Please answer the following question. Your statement should be no longer than 500 words and submitted alongside or preceding your application to study at Schumacher College.

Where is the seat of the imagination?


Chevening Scholarships Awards

Chevening is the UK government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders. Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations, Chevening offers two types of award – Chevening Scholarships and Chevening Fellowships – the recipients of which are personally selected by British Embassies and High Commissions throughout the world.

The opportunity to apply for one of these awards is open to MA Economics for Transition, MA Ecological Design Thinking, MSc Holistic Science postgraduate programmes starting in September 2018. The deadline for application to Chevening is 7 November 2017.  You need to make a separate application to the College and we highly recommend you make an application to Schumacher College and to Chevening at the same time.

Please visit the Chevening website for more details: http://www.chevening.org/welcome-to-chevening

 
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