Scholarships & funding opportunities

SBS/Scottish Government India Smart Cities Scholarship for the MSc Global Sustainable Cities

The University is delighted to offer up to 5 studentships to students from India to undertake the one year MSc course in Global Sustainable Cities. The scholarships form part of an initiative led by the Institute for Future Cities at Strathclyde to engage with Indian cities and universities in the area of smart cities. Funded jointly by Scottish Government and the University of Strathclyde, the scholarships provide 50% of the course fees. In addition, there may be opportunities for Indian students to undertake project work in cities in India connected with the Indian Government smart cities initiative, as well as relevant UK initiatives.

The Director of the Institute for Future Cities, Richard Bellingham, welcomed the Scottish Government support. "Urbanisation in India is a globally important issue. These scholarships form a significant element of the Institute’s contribution to strengthening relationships between Scotland and India in the area of smart cities. Both countries’ governments see this as a key part of the future development of sustainable, liveable cities and we are delighted to offer these scholarships to develop  the next generation of city leaders.  We hope to make a real contribution to improving the quality of life for citizens in one of the world's most populous countries."

The MSc Course Director, Dr Robert Rogerson was equally delighted.  "This recognition of the MSc in Global Sustainable Cities as an internationally leading course which helps train future city leaders is greatly appreciated. The course attracts students from across the world, and we are looking forward to welcoming a new cohort of Indian students supported by these scholarships. With the aim of developing up to 100 smart and sustainable Indian cities, Indian cities are demonstrating commitment to delivering on the learning and knowledge that we teach on this MSc."

Awards are being offered on a rolling basis and the final date for eligible applications to be considered is July 31 2018

  • Number of scholarships Up to 5
  • Value 50% fee reduction for students from India
  • Opens 30 January 2018
  • Deadline 31 August 2018
  • Help with Tuition fees


Applicants must be from India.

How to apply

Applicants for our MSc Global Sustainable Cities programme who are from India will be automatically considered for these scholarships, on the strength of their application, so no separate scholarship application is necessary.