Scholarship for online master's in Sustainable Mountain Development

A scholarship from UNESCO is available for online studies starting September 2013. The MSc Sustainable Mountain Development is offered in Europe by the University of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland.

Kaçkar Mountains

Shared by Martin Price, IUCN CEM Thematic Group Lead, Mountain Ecosystems

A scholarship towards the costs of participating in the part-time online MSc Sustainable Mountain Development offered by the University of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland, is available for one student starting in September 2013. The course is an activity of the UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Mountain Development. The scholarship will pay all fees for a student to complete the MSc. It is available to candidates who have been resident for at least three years in any European country (EU/EEA).

The successful candidate will be responsible for paying all other costs (books, travel to induction and field course if attended, etc.). The scholarship has been made possible by the generosity of Lt. Col. John Moncrieff, a keen mountaineer who passed away recently. Candidates for the scholarship should apply for the course in the normal way, using the form here. They should send this not only to admissions but also to together with a letter describing the benefits they would derive from the scholarship.

The deadline for applications for the scholarship is 27 May 2013. Short-listed applicants will be interviewed by phone in early June 2013.

The successful candidate will have to commit to take at least two modules a year (September to December and late January to May) for three years and to undertake a dissertation in the fourth year. If the successful candidate does not have a previous degree from an English-speaking university, they will have to prove competence in English.

For further information about the course, please click here or contact

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