Scholarships and Funding
We are committed to providing opportunities for people to study, gain an enviable qualification from wherever you are in the world.
A business and a charity
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
ADM provides sponsorship for it’s employees to study the Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme by distance learning
This sponsorship demonstrates ADM’s support of learning and career development for its colleagues.
ACOSVO is a membership organisation for third sector leaders and senior staff in Scotland. Members are eligible for a discount on the course fees for our MBA, MSc and Postgraduate Certificate in Business Research Methods.
New Zealand Athlete Federation
NZAF's mission is to be the country’s high performance athletes’ representative body. Players are entitled to a discount to study an MBA or MSc programme by distance learning.
New Zealand Cricket Players Association
The NZCPA assist their members through and beyond their playing career
Players are entitled to a discount to study an MBA or MSc programme by distance learning.
Rugby Union Players Association
RUPA was established to directly promote and safeguard the interests of its members. Players are entitled to a discount to study an MBA or MSc programme by distance learning.
Scottish Rugby Union
The flexibility afforded by our distance learning study option has proven to be invaluable when balancing study with a busy international rugby career.
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Women’s Enterprise Scotland (WES)
We offer discount to WES members for three of the taught MBA courses:
Entrepreneurship and Creativity, Entrepreneurial Venturing plus one from a choice of Accounting, Marketing and Leadership (from 2019)
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.Skills Scotland Scholarship
Online MBA scholarships for refugees and Lebanese nationals
We have partnered with the educational charity Theirworld to offer 20 Online Master of Business Administration (MBA) scholarships to refugees and Lebanese nationals residing in Lebanon.
The scholarship will sponsor successful applicants through our online MBA programme starting August 2022. Successful applicants will benefit from online academic support, will sit exams in Lebanon, and will be awarded a Masters degree from the Heriot-Watt University at the end of their studies.
We will be hosting an Information Session, via Zoom, on Monday 11th April at 09:00 (UK time), 10:00 (Beirut time) and 12:00 (Dubai time).register for information session
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.
The Professor 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