De Montfort University has a long-standing and ambitious commitment to sustainability, meaning the pursuit of social, economic and environmental wellbeing. Pursuing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, which address issues such as poverty, hunger, clean energy and health, form the centrepiece of the University’s strategic plan. The university aims to achieve positive sustainability impacts through its teaching, research and external partnership working. This work is taken forward across all of our faculties and directorates, as well as through dedicated teams and projects. The Education for Sustainable Development project works with course leaders, staff and students to ensure that sustainability issues are addressed in all of DMU courses and wider activities. The Sustainable DMU team aims to ensure that sustainability is at the heart of DMU’s operational decision making, research activity and external partnerships.
Postgraduate study at DMU empowers our students to make a positive difference to society in their future careers and as global citizens. For our international students, this experience can provide the skills, confidence and connections to tackle sustainability challenges back in their home countries, in the UK or elsewhere. The Sustainability Scholarship scheme aims to support high-calibre students to come to DMU and develop the skills they need to make a difference. We are also looking for our Sustainability scholars to support DMU’s work on sustainability, both during the time at university and in the future as part of DMU’s alumni network. You can view more information about the Sustainability journey at DMU on the Blog – Education for the Sustainable Development Goals at DMU which also provides information on our current scholars Adeola Ogunkolade, Jinto Thomas, Stephen Adeiza Okeji and Ashok Kumar Chilla individual interests in practicing Sustainability.
Our postgraduate scholarships will offer a £4,000 discount towards the total value of the course fee and will be awarded to a number of outstanding International students. This scholarship is open to all postgraduate taught courses. The scholarship recipients will be asked to report to the panel midway during their studies on their continuation in prioritising sustainability in their academic work, and in their extracurricular engagement and post-study plans.
The closing date to apply for the scholarship is midnight on Friday 29 July 2022 for students commencing their studies in September 2022. A selection committee will meet to select the recipients and all candidates will be notified of the outcome.
To qualify for the Sustainability scholarship, you must:
- Hold an offer of admission from De Montfort University for a full time, postgraduate course starting in September 2022.
- Successfully complete any English Language requirements.
- To be classified as an International Fee payer.
- To have submitted the online application form.