Sustainability scholarship

We are pleased to announce a new international postgraduate taught scholarship for September 2020 study. 

De Montfort University has a long-standing and ambitious commitment to Sustainability, meaning the pursuit of social, economic and environmental wellbeing. Pursuing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, which address issues such as poverty, hunger, clean energy and health, form the centrepiece of the University’s strategic plan. The university aims to achieve positive sustainability impacts through its teaching, research and external partnership working. This work is taken forward across all of our faculties and directorates, as well as through dedicated teams and projects. The Education for Sustainable Development project works with course leaders, staff and students to ensure that sustainability issues are addressed in all of DMU courses and wider activities. The Sustainable DMU team aims to ensure that sustainability is at the heart of DMU’s operational decision making, research activity and external partnerships. 

Postgraduate study at DMU empowers our students to make a positive difference to society in their future careers and as global citizens. For our international students, this experience can provide the skills, confidence and connections to tackle sustainability challenges back in their home countries, in the UK or elsewhere. The Sustainability Scholarships scheme aims to support high-calibre students to come to DMU and develop the skills they need to make a difference. We are also looking for our Sustainability scholars to support DMU’s work on sustainability, both during the time at university and in the future as part of DMU’s alumni network. 

Our postgraduate scholarships will offer a £4,000 discount towards the total value of the course fee and will be awarded to 4  outstanding students domiciled outside of the UK and European Union. This scholarship is open to all Postgraduate taught courses. The scholarship recipients will be asked to report to the panel midway during their studies on their continuation in prioritising sustainability in their academic work, and in their extracurricular engagement and post-study plans.

The closing date to apply for the application is midnight on Friday 31st July 2020 for the September 2020 intake. A selection committee will meet to select the recipients and all candidates will be notified of the outcome.

Eligibility criteria

To qualify for the Sustainability scholarship, you must: 

  • Hold an offer of admission from De Montfort University for a full time, post-graduate taught course starting September 2020.
  • Successfully complete any English Language requirements.
  • Be domiciled outside the UK, European Union or Schengen Area.
  • Complete the online application form.

Terms and conditions

Please read the following terms and conditions document before applying for this scholarship. 

  • This scholarship is only available to students domiciled outside the UK, European Union or Schengen Area.
  • Applications must be made through the online scholarship’s web form by midnight of the published closing date. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered.
  • The student awarded the scholarship will be notified in writing. The award of this scholarship is at the discretion of the selection panel. 
  • An offer of admission must be received in order to be eligible to apply for this scholarship. 
  • The scholarship is valid only for entry into the September 2020 intake – scholarships cannot be deferred by the applicant.
  • The students receiving this scholarship will not be eligible for any additional scholarships or discounts. If a student is also eligible for another scholarship, he or she will only receive the higher value scholarship.
  • Applicants who have already completed a postgraduate taught course with DMU will not be eligible for this scholarship. 
  • Distance learning and part time students are not eligible for this scholarship.
  • No cash alternatives will be offered and the scholarship cannot be transferred to another recipient. 
  • Only fully self-funded students are entitled to apply for this scholarship.
  • The scholarship will be forfeited if the student defers entry, withdraws his or her application or does not enrol. If a student is found to be in breach of the student regulations the university is entitled to immediately suspend a scholarship.
  • This scholarship is awarded at the discretion of the University.
  • De Montfort University (DMU) reserves the right to review, review or withdraw the scholarship up to the point of enrolment if the applied for course is no longer run. The student will be informed in advance of this decision at the earliest opportunity.
  • Where a student terminates or interrupts their studies, prior to the completion of their course, both the tuition fees and the scholarship will be apportioned pro-rata, based on the student’s last date of attendance.
  • Applicants must have no outstanding debt to the university prior to receiving the award.
  • Any scholarship payment made by DMU in error or paid as a result of false information submitted by the student will be recovered repayable by the student. 


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