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Vice-Chancellor Circle Scholarships

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£5,000 each to six students

Study type

Studying MSc Renewable Energy or MSc Flood Risk Management

About this award

Donors and Alumni are pleased to offer a bursary worth £5,000 each to six students studying MSc Renewable Energy or MSc Flood Risk Management, starting in September 2022.

The bursary is for students who have been awarded a First Class undergraduate degree OR meet at least one of our widening participation criteria.

How to apply

To be successful, tell us in 250 words why the MSc Renewable Energy or MSc Flood Risk Management will benefit you and your aspirations in renewable energy or flood risk management in the future. You will also need to cite your MyAdmin MSc application number in your scholarship application.

Please send your application to quoting ‘VCC Scholarship in Renewable Energy / Flood Risk Management’ in the subject line.

Closing date for Renewable Energy Candidates: 29 July 2022

Closing date for Flood Risk Management Candidates: 29 July 2022


You can apply for the Vice-Chancellor’s Circle (VCC) Scholarships if you meet all of the following criteria:

  • You have applied for a place on MSc Renewable Energy or MSc Flood Risk Management (if you haven’t yet submitted your application for a place to study please do so here)
  • You're not already qualified at masters level, or higher.


For Home students any one of the following:

  • You have been awarded/predicted a First Class undergraduate degree
  • You have been in care as a looked-after child for at least 13 weeks since the age of 14
  • You have a disability
  • You are a carer for an ill or disabled family member
  • You are from a low-income background evidenced by receipt of maintenance grant and/or a higher rate of maintenance loan during undergraduate studies
  • You are from a black and minority ethnic group  
  • You have been recognised as a refugee or asylum seeker or been granted humanitarian protection status by the UK government, or are the partner or child of someone who has been granted refugee, asylum seeker or humanitarian protection status

For EU and International students the following:

  • You have been awarded/predicted a First Class undergraduate degree

Selection Process

Applications will be reviewed by members of the Access, Funding and Support Office and the Energy and Environment Institute.

When reviewing your application we'll look at personal circumstances, widening participation criteria and take into account academic achievements. All applications are anonymised and the decision is discretionary and final.

When assessing your application, we will consider whether you:

  • have provided a clear rationale for wanting to study your chosen course
  • have identified clearly how the scholarship will allow you to improve your student experience or career prospects
  • have clearly articulated future ambitions which relate to the postgraduate degree you have applied for, and where appropriate will benefit the community or others

Additional notes

The University of Hull recognises that the provision of equal opportunity, valuing diversity and promoting a culture of inclusion is vital to our success. We know that when people come together with different views, approaches and insights it can lead to richer, more creative and innovative teaching and research and the highest level of student experience.

Depending on which criteria you meet, you may be asked to submit additional documents as supporting evidence.

This is a competitive bursary scheme, and eligibility does not guarantee an award.

The scholarship application is a separate process to applying for a course. Being awarded a scholarship does not guarantee you will be made an academic offer.

This award cannot be held in conjunction with any University of Hull scholarship or financial award other than the Graduate Scholarship.

The recipient will be required to write a thank you letter to the donor and may be asked to take part in promotional activities in relation to the bursary.