Scholarships and Funding

We are committed to providing opportunities for people to study, gain an enviable qualification from wherever you are in the world.

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Each year Edinburgh Business School makes available a number of scholarships and discounts to help students to achieve one of our awards.

Other funding options are available through the UK Government and private organisations and we have compiled a list of useful funding information sources for both UK and international students.

Our MBA Funding Partners

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Upskilling Scotland Scholarship

Heriot-Watt's Edinburgh Business School has partnered with the Scottish Funding Council to offer Scottish working professionals a unique scholarship opportunity. 

Our Skills Scotland Scholarship offers you a fully funded and fully supported masters-level course, from our MBA programme, in a key business discipline. The courses on offer are new for 2020 and have been developed to focus specifically on business topics that will future proof your career.

You'll study online, at a pace that suits you, and have full access to our state-of-the-art online learning environment.


A new fully-funded Skills Scotland Scholarship programme

The flexible remote working that many people are currently adapting to can also create opportunities for upskilling your workforce. Our Skills Scotland Scholarship offers your employees access to masters-level courses from our MBA programme, across a range of key business disciplines and also strengthens Heriot-Watt’s ability to offer practical and flexible work-based learning

Its developed specifically to help businesses improve their productivity through the upskilling and re-skilling of key employees. Your employees will study online, at a pace that suits them, and have full access to our state-of-the-art online learning platform.

On-Campus scholarships

Scholarships Offered

Each year, hundreds of students enhance their educational experience through a variety of Heriot-Watt and externally funded scholarships, including opportunities funded by the University's generous alumni community, based all over the globe.

Scholarships Offered
On campus scholarships

The Professor Dame Heather McGregor Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to two black and minority ethnic (BME) students matriculating in September 2021 and will support two students on any Edinburgh Business School undergraduate course for the full four-year duration of their studies. The access team will identify students from backgrounds of need.

The scholarship will offer a living bursary of £2,594 per student annually and will help encourage talented young BME students to choose Edinburgh Business School and Heriot-Watt.


Study offers for alumni, staff and learning partners

We are proud to provide discount to alumni, staff and those studying in association with one of our partners. Study more for less

All three discounts below apply to independent learning as well as on-campus study at any of our three campuses.

Discount for Heriot-Watt alumni; Graduates of Heriot-Watt University are entitled to a 20% discount on course fees.

Staff and immediate family; Employees of Edinburgh Business School and Heriot-Watt Univerity, and their immediate family, are entited to a 50% discount on course fees.

Staff Scholarship