Student Bursaries

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Student Bursaries

Our 2023 bursary process closed for applications on 30 December 2022. Our next programme will be launched in November 2023.

Bursary Applications

SPE Aberdeen supports students through an annual bursary programme. Over the last 10 years we have distributed £200K to students across Scotland. We invite applications in December each year, and award bursaries of between £500 and £3000 each February. The timing is intended to help students who might be struggling financially to complete their course of study.

These bursaries are open to Full-Time Postgraduate students, PhD students and Under-Graduate students studying Energy related courses while attending the listed 5 Universities under SPE Aberdeen Section.

  • University of Aberdeen
  • Robert Gordon University
  • University of Dundee
  • Heriot-Watt University
  • University of Strathclyde

Please note that only current students are eligible for an award – and this does not include those students who have extended their studies. Eligibility criteria –The applicant should demonstrate in their response:

  • A Course of study that is directly relevant to the energy industry
  • A Clear intention/commitment to work in the energy industry
  • Academic merit
  • A member of SPE
  • Active involvement in the SPE

If you are eligible and wish to apply for a bursary, please download the form in either Word or PDF format, fill it in on your computer and email the completed form along with the additional questions to Diane Wood

The form asks for some relevant information from you, to help the selection committee to make its judgement. The committee may also contact your University for further information. Please provide, succinctly, any information which you feel may be useful. Do not attach any other files to the email. Applications will be reviewed and recommended by the SPE Aberdeen Section Student Development Committee. The Board has final approval. Applications will not be considered unless they are complete and submitted on time and as instructed.

Our 2023 bursary process closed for applications on 30 December 2022. Our next programme will be launched in November 2023.

A shortlist of candidates will be invited to present their answers to the judging panel in Aberdeen. In order to accommodate students and interviewers not based in Aberdeen, these presentations may also be requested to be done remotely. The date and time of this presentation will be confirmed later, and in what capacity. Successful candidates for the bursary awards will be announced in February 2023. All awardees will be invited to attend the Award ceremony.

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    Image: 2020 SPE Student Bursary Awards Night
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    Image: 2020 SPE Student Bursary Awards Night
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    Image: 2020 SPE Student Bursary Awards Night
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