Scholarships & funding opportunities

ScottishPower Scholarships - Scholarships for Master’s Studies in the United Kingdom

The ScottishPower Scholarships Programme aims to help train a new generation of professionals capable of driving the transformation towards a sustainable energy model and who have a desire to develop their career in the power industry.

The Scholarships for Masters Studies in the UK programme supports the education of young people and provides them with experience that will give them access to employment in the power sector.

For the 2019-2020 academic year ScottishPower provided scholarships for postgraduate studies at universities in United Kingdom in the following areas of knowledge: Electrical/Mechanical/Civil Engineering; Renewable/Sustainable Energy; Onshore/Offshore Renewable Engineering; Environmental Sciences/Climate Change; Global Energy Management; Computer Science & Software Engineering; Cyber Security and Information Security; Big Data Analytics and Data Science.

The application process for 2020-21 is not yet open.

The scholarships are intended for study at a selection of UK universities.

  • Value Full tuition fees and a monthly payment of £1,200
  • Opens 1 February 2019
  • Deadline 29 March 2019
  • Help with Tuition fees, Living costs, Equipment and study costs
  • Duration 1 year


ScottishPower are looking to sponsor highly motivated students who have a desire to work in the power industry and:

  • Have an Honours Degree or Master’s Degree. If you are in your final year of your degree the grant is contingent upon completion of the degree within the academic year

 Further information:

  • Applicants must be in possession of a bachelor with honours or master’s degree from a recognised university on submission of the application. If the applicant is still in the final year of the academic course 2018-2019, the grant will be contingent upon whether the applicant secures the university degree at the end of the academic cycle in June/July 2019 with the same average grades or greater than the predicted grades at the time of the call for applications.
  • Applicants must follow the usual procedure for enrolling at the UK University they wish to attend.
  • Applications submitted by students who have not applied for enrolment at the UK University will be rejected during the selection process.
  • Applicants may not receive any remuneration or wages or be in receipt of any scholarship, financial aid or other award of a similar nature from institutions and public or private foundations during the period that the scholarship is awarded for.
  • Applications presented by candidates with a grade average during the pursuit of the degree lower than "upper second class honours” for universities in the UK will be rejected.
  • Candidates who have previously been awarded a ScottishPower or its Foundation scholarship are excluded from assessment.

Number of Scholarships

Scholars will benefit from:

  • Payment of enrolment costs at the university
  • A monthly payment of £1,200 per month
  • Company mentor
  • Assistance with identifying an industry related project to assist with their academic studies
  • Exciting career prospects

In return for the scholarship, ScottishPower are looking for each scholar to:

  • Promote career opportunities available within the company
  • Act as a STEM ambassador for the industry
  • Introduce future scholarship applicants to the scheme
  • Support any recruitment activities agreed on campus