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The British Council is offering five Entente Cordiale for the Climate Scholarships for the academic year 2023-2024.

This programme is aimed at postgraduates (Master degree and PhD) studying in a UK university in environmental studies.

All disciplines are welcomed, as long as there is a relevant link with environmental issues (law, physics, engineering, economics etc.). The funding scheme supports one whole year of studies and amounts to 10,000€ per student.

For scholarship students (“étudiants boursiers”), the scholarship may cover additional costs, such as visas and travel costs.

Applications for 2023 are now open and will close on 31st Jan 2023 at 23.59.

Please read carefully the following sections about the eligibility criteria as well as our applicant guide.

Which fields are eligible?

The scholarship supports Master and PhD students studying in a UK university. The scholarship is granted for one year only and cannot be granted twice. Only applications relating to the field of environmental studies will be considered. Below is a non-exhaustive list of eligible subjects:

  • Environmental economics
  • Environmental law
  • Engineering related to the environment
  • Biology, Physics, Chemistry…
  • Environmental history
  • Sustainable development
  • Climate studies

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be considered for the scholarship, students must: 

  • Have French nationality and/or have completed your higher education in France to an undergraduate level;
  • Have at least an undergraduate degree in one of the areas mentioned above;
  • Be intending to pursue a whole year of full-time study in the UK, and have had at least one application acknowledged by a UK university;
  • Show a strong interest in environmental issues, for example by having undertaken relevant internships and/or community work;
  • Have an excellent level of English : most universities require a minimum score of 6.5 at the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) test for studies at postgraduate level;
  • Provide evidence of an excellent academic level;
  • Show ambition and determination in becoming influential in the fight against climate change;
  • Have good interpersonal skills and team-spirit, be dynamic and motivated
  • Show how they think they will harness the knowledge and skills they have acquired, and the links they have forged during their stay in the UK, in their future career path.

What are the benefits of the Entente Cordiale for the Climate Scholarship?

  • 10 000 Euros contribution towards funding your studies
  • An additional grant if you are a scholarship student (élève boursier) to cover for expenses like your visa or your travel cost;
  • The opportunity to be part of the diverse and meaningful network of Entente Cordiale scholars and alumni.