Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) and Cranfield University have launched the NAC Women in Aviation Scholarship Fund. The goal of this annual scholarship is to promote diversity and inspire a new generation of women in the business and engineering fields of aviation.

The scholarship is initially a four academic year commitment from 2022 until 2025. Each year, two outstanding female candidates will be selected and awarded the scholarship, one from the MSc in Air Transport Management (ATM) and one from the MSc in Aerospace Vehicle Design (AVD).

The scholarship award may be used towards tuition fees, accommodation, living expenses, or other costs directly related to the candidate’s MSc.

At a glance

  • Funding valueUSD $10,000
  • Suitable for Applicants fromEU, UK, Rest of World
  • DeadlineOn going
  • Funding provider(s)Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC)

What it covers

Two scholarships per academic year valued at USD $10,000 each; one for the Air Transport Management MSc and one for the Aerospace Vehicle Design MSc.

Who can apply

Applicants can be from any country applying for a full-time MSc in Air Transport Management or Aerospace Vehicle Design. You must have received an offer to study before applying for the scholarship.

Students that have received (or are eligible for) a fee bursary or those that have applied for another Cranfield scholarship may not be eligible for this award.

Suitable for female applicants from UK, EU, Rest of World.

How to apply

You should apply for the MSc in Air Transport Management (ATM) or the MSc in Aerospace Vehicle Design (AVD). The application link is available on the course pages. Your online application will form part of our evaluation of your academic achievement. You shall receive your six-digit student ID once you started the application process.

The application form is emailed to all applicants with an offer from the University in late May 2023. Applications close in mid-June 2023, with the successful applicants notified by the end of June. Unsuccessful applicants will receive an email by the end of June 2023, although no individual feedback will be provided.

Applicants need to demonstrate why they deserve to be awarded this scholarship by responding to a series of word-limited questions on the application form, including how this scholarship will assist them in their pursuit of both a full-time MSc and an aviation career.     

Anyone with questions or clarifications, should contact the ATM course director Darren Ellis ( or the AVD course director Jack Stockford (

The decision of the panel is final.