Prestige Scholarships are available for all MSc courses in the Water, Energy and Environment themes, which include courses in the Design Programme and Agrifood Programme.

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Cranfield University is delighted to offer this scholarship scheme for the 2017 intake. These prestigious awards have been developed to recognise academic success and enable the very best candidates from the UK and EU to enrol at Cranfield University to continue their studies as postgraduate learners.

At a glance

  • Funding valueUp to £11,000 of tuition fees and living costs
  • Suitable for Applicants fromUK, EU
  • DeadlineOn going
  • Funding provider(s)Cranfield University, School of Water, Energy and Environment

What it covers

The Prestige Scholarship provides funding of up to £11,000 to cover up to £9,000 fees and a potential contribution to living expenses. The amount awarded will be dependent on the quality of each application and will consider academic excellence and aptitude for the chosen course and field of study.

Who can apply

  • UK or EU graduates with a first-class honours undergraduate degree or, in exceptional circumstances, an upper second-class honours undergraduate degree in a relevant subject or with relevant work experience, who are applying to a full-time Masters course in the Water, Energy and Environment themes.  Preference will be given to applicants demonstrating academic excellence, a clear aptitude for postgraduate study and a compelling written statement in the application.

  • A UK or EU resident.

Full-time Masters degrees in the themes of Water, Energy and Environment, which include courses in the Design Programme and Agrifood Programme are eligible for this award.  This includes Research and Taught Masters.

This scholarship has been designed to attract exceptional candidates to Cranfield University so we welcome applications from learners who have excelled in their undergraduate studies and are now keen to progress their postgraduate studies with us.

Applicants who do not meet these criteria may want to consider the Merit MSc Bursary scheme, the International MSc Bursary scheme or other schemes for postgraduate funding that are available through the Fees and Funding section of the website or detailed within each course page. 

Applicable Courses

This funding opportunity is applicable to many courses at Cranfield, please see the 'Who can Apply' section for more guidance or contact to determine if it applies to your course choice.

How to apply

Applicants wishing to be considered for this Scholarship should be applying to a full-time Masters degree in the Water, Energy and Environment themes, which include courses in the Design Programme and Agrifood Programme and indicate their interest on their course application form. Applicants should clearly detail their academic credentials to date, their aptitude and a compelling statement for a Prestige scholarship award.

If you have already made an application for admission to your course please send a short submission to your course admissions tutor, or, if you don’t have their contact details, please send to The admissions team will forward submissions they receive to the relevant course admissions tutor. Please make sure you include your full name, Cranfield ID number, course name and that you wish to be considered for the Prestige Scholarship.