Embracing the challenge to minimize the impact of climate change around the world, the University of Edinburgh had launched the Prince Albert of Monaco II Foundation Climate Change Masters Scholarships to aid aspiring scientists on their academic career prior to their job on battling against the effects of climate change.
Every year, a number of masters degree online scholarships under the Prince Albert of Monaco II Foundation are being offered to eligible and deserving students who wish to pursue studies at online universities including the ones provided by the University of Edinburgh.
Once received, the scholarship given for each student will fully reimburse the fees associated with taking two online masters degrees such as the Postgraduate Certification in Climate Change (PCiCC) Management. Meanwhile, students who have been taking the MSc Carbon Management program will be secured with grants for the PCiCC component of the master’s degree online. The amount of the grant depends on the program taken by the recipient and might amount to thousands of dollars.
Eligible applicants for the scholarship must be accepted or applied to the aforementioned online master’s degrees. Moreover, applicants must reside in the countries stated in the list posted in the scholarship details on the official website of the University of Edinburgh. The nations included in the list come from continents and regions at risk of suffering from the consequences of climate change. Countries from Asia, Africa, Central, and South America are the priority states of the program.
Due to the limited slots available for the scholarships, the institution has been strictly assessing the submitted applications to evaluate prospective students to be accepted for the grant. Awarding of the scholarship is heavily based on academic merit where candidates had or will have obtained a UK first class or 2:1 honors degree during their undergraduate programs. Applicants from overseas nations must reach the global equivalent of the abovementioned achievements.
In line with the scholarship’s aim to develop future scientists dedicated for combating the problems linked to climate change, candidates from vulnerable countries prone to the effects of the climate change will be given emphasis on the scholarship application for online universities. The applicants are also expected to make significant contributions in impending climate change and its related conflicts in their homeland.