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Energy and Sustainability Research Bursary at Cranfield University, UK 2023/2024

Application is now open for Energy and Sustainability Research Bursary at Cranfield University. Interested applicants are encouraged to send their applications in before the deadline date.

About Cranfield University and Scholarship

Cranfield University was founded in 1946 as the College of Aeronautics at the then-RAF Cranfield station. Roxbee Cox, afterward Lord Kings Norton, who was appointed as the college’s first governor in 1945 and thereafter served as vice-chair and (from 1962) head of the board, played an important role in its growth. He spearheaded the college’s diversification efforts, resulting in the establishment of the Cranfield University School of Management in 1967, and successfully petitioned for a royal charter and degree-awarding powers. When these were granted in 1969, he became the Cranfield Institute of Technology’s first chancellor, a position he held until 1997.

Cranfield University was established by a royal charter amendment in 1993. Cranfield became entirely postgraduate in 2003, and the Shrivenham campus enrolled its final undergraduates.


Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, launched the university’s first international campus in the Torrens Building in Adelaide, alongside Carnegie Mellon University, in 2007. In collaboration with local colleges and employing certain remote learning courses, it provided short-term postgraduate degrees in defense management and technology. However, South Australia’s “defense boom” did not materialize, and the school was closed in 2010 due to a lack of students. Silsoe College was closed in 2009, and its operations were moved to Cranfield’s main campus.

Cranfield campus is located around 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of central London, in the community of Cranfield, Bedfordshire. Milton Keynes and Bedford, the next significant towns, are around 8 miles (13 kilometers) distant. Cambridge lies around 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the east.

Shrivenham is located around 73 miles (117 kilometers) west of London, next to Shrivenham hamlet, 7 miles (11 kilometers) from the center of the nearest town, Swindon, and approximately 23 miles (37 kilometers) from Oxford.

The Cranfield campus is located inside the Cambridge-Milton Keynes-Oxford corridor, which is intended to connect these cities and foster economic progress. There is also a plan for a fast transport system connecting (growing) Milton Keynes to the campus, albeit this is still in the early stages of development.

Cranfield University provides a research bursary to high-achieving overseas students pursuing PhDs in energy and sustainability. The Energy and Sustainability Research Bursary program allows highly qualified, self-funded overseas students to obtain a tuition charge discount on their selected program.

Details about Energy and Sustainability Research Bursary at Cranfield University:

Scholarship Sponsor: Cranfield University, UK

Scholarship Value: Check Below

Number of awards: N/A

Study level: PhD

Host Institution(s): Cranfield University, UK


A scholarship to help with tuition costs. This sum is subject to change based on the applicant’s academic merit and at the discretion of the admissions lead.

Eligibility Criteria for Energy and Sustainability Research Bursary

Candidates are advised to meet the following prerequisites to be eligible for the Energy and Sustainability Research Bursary at Cranfield University:

  • Candidates must be self-funded, worldwide candidates for a doctorate in the field of energy and sustainability.
  • This bursary is not available to candidates from the UK or the EU.
  • Any other Cranfield University bursary or scholarship is ineligible for recipients of the Energy and Power bursary.

Applicants Procedure for Energy and Sustainability Research Bursary

On the Cranfield University application form, new applicants should indicate “Energy and Power bursary” and submit a brief justification for why they should be taken into consideration. Please email the admissions staff at if you have already applied for admission to a Ph.D. program in energy and power and would like to be considered for the bursary. Please be sure to include in your inquiry your full name and Cranfield student ID number.

The Application Deadline is: Not Specified

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