A new generation of highly skilled professionals is urgently needed to deliver sustainable and resilient responses to the challenges of increasing water stress. In response to this, Cranfield Water Science Institute is, in collaboration with the International Water Association (IWA), offering up to 15 scholarships across our MSc courses in Advanced Water Management, Water & Sanitation for Development, and Water & Wastewater Engineering.

Those awarded the IWA and Cranfield University Excellence Scholarships will have 50% of their fees (at overseas or UK rates) paid and will also benefit from enhanced engagement with the IWA Young Professionals programme, providing excellent opportunities to develop a global peer network.

The scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis and you can apply only once you have been offered a place on one of the three eligible courses. Successful applicants will have a strong academic or work experience record and will be effective communicators.

You must have an offer of admission on an eligible full-time master's course before applying for the scholarship.

At a glance

  • Funding value50% of tuition fees (UK £5,955 / Overseas £13,290)
  • Suitable for Applicants fromUK, EU, Rest of World
  • Deadline05 Apr 2023
  • Funding provider(s)International Water Association & Cranfield Water Science Institute

What it covers

50% of tuition fees for those studying a full-time master's course in water.

Who can apply

Citizens of any country can apply for a scholarship, but you must be applying to study full-time on an eligible master's course and hold a relevant first class or 2:1 honours degree, or demonstrate significant practical experience and achievements in water or an aligned sector.

English requirement same as course entry requirements.

Please ensure you check the entry criteria closely and only submit an application if you meet ALL of the entry requirements.

Further information

Please note - We are expecting a very high level of applications. You will only be informed of the result of your application following shortlisting of the candidates selected for interviews.

You should not expect to hear from us before week commencing 22 May 2023.

All applicants should be notified of the outcome of their application by the end of May 2023.

This scholarship covers tuition fees only, and does not include living expenses.

You cannot be awarded another scholarship from Cranfield to cover the rest of the fees or living expenses.

If you have any questions in the meantime please do not hesitate to contact us (Dr Jitka MacAdam)

How to apply

You must have an offer of admission on an eligible full-time master's course before applying for the scholarship. To apply for one of our MSc courses, please complete the online application form.

Once you have your six-digit Cranfield application number use the link below to submit your scholarship application.

Apply now

Applications close on Wednesday 5 April 2023. Applications submitted after this date will not be considered.

You must complete the online application form and upload a short written submission (500 words) about one of the Sustainable Development Goals. Please explain in your submission how you think this SDG is best delivered and what new tools, technologies or innovative interventions are available to deliver it.