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Postgraduate Bursaries and Scholarships

Schumacher College Postgraduate Bursary Fund

Schumacher College Bursaries

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

Tuition Fees Bursary

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

The closing date for Bursary Applications for the 2018-19 academic year is 29th March 2018.


Schumacher College Scholarships 2018 - 2019

Due to generous support of our funding partners, Schumacher College can 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, unrelated to bursary applications. The decision of the award will be based on what is deemed by the faculty to be the best response.

To apply for a scholarship, please complete a written statement to the questions asked 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. Applications must be received by the closing date: 29th March 2018.

Please email scholarship statements to postgradadmin@schumachercollege.org.uk (link sends e-mail). The Postgraduate Admissions team will e-mail you to acknowledge safe receipt of your scholarship application.

 


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?

 


Who Is Eligible to Apply for a Schumacher College Scholarship?

To apply for a Schumacher College scholarship, applicants must apply for the full programme on a full-time basis; they are not obliged to be resident at the College. The decision will be based on a combination of (a) what is deemed by the Programme Coordinator as the best response; (b) the course application form; (c) a successful interview; (d) evidence the individual can cover the remaining fees. The decision is not based on financial need. Scholarship applicants, both successful and unsuccessful, are also eligible to apply for a bursary at the same or at a different time.Scholarship Statements are to be sent to postgradadmin@schumachercollege.org.uk (link sends e-mail)

Please read Terms and Conditions for Postgraduate Scholarships


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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