Two recent graduates
Two recent graduates

Cranfield University has launched two new Postgraduate Support Scheme Scholarships to encourage participation from under-represented groups to study at postgraduate level.

The University will be offering scholarships of £10,000 each to UK/EU students who join in 2015/16, direct from their undergraduate study at an English university. The scholarships are just part of the University’s commitment to widen the participation of particular groups of students in higher education, who may have otherwise been deterred because of cost, from continuing to study to achieve a Masters.

Professor William Stephens said: “We know that studying at postgraduate level greatly improves job prospects. We hope this scheme will encourage those who may have been deterred by the financial burden and thought that postgraduate study was out of their reach, to take advantage of this offer. We have over 200 scholarships available at Cranfield so there are many opportunities for students who may have not have considered this option.”

HEFCE (Higher Education Council for England), which is part-funding the national campaign, is actively encouraging widening participation and aims to provide 10,000 scholarships for those graduating from their undergraduate study in 2015. The scholarships are aimed at those who have incurred the higher fees in English Universities for the last three years. 

Cranfield’s Postgraduate Support Scheme Scholarships will focus in two main areas of study: Women in business and technology and Widening participation in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) which support the criteria laid out by HEFCE.


Notes for editors

   This scheme is in addition to Cranfield’s Postgraduate Loan Scheme

About Cranfield University

Cranfield University is a specialist postgraduate university that is a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management.

About Cranfield University

Cranfield University is a specialist postgraduate university that is a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management.