Aberdeen University is offering three new scholarships to students studying towards a Masters in Subsea Engineering, thanks to contributions from two energy multinationals and a leading industry body.
The scholarships – which are available to UK and EU students – are being funded through contributions from Chevron, Subsea UK and Fugro and start in September this year.
Chevron is contributing approximately £19,000 towards a scholarship that will cover postgraduate tuition fees and provide a maintenance stipend, Subsea UK and Fugro will provide £8,000 and £6,000 respectively towards tuition fees and maintenance costs.
Greta Lydecker, Managing Director, Chevron Upstream Europe, commented: “Through Chevron’s University Partnership Programme we are able to support students and universities who are striving to be at the top of their field.
“I am therefore delighted that Chevron can contribute to MSc scholarships such as this, to produce top level graduates in the field of subsea engineering who will go on to support the industry for many years to come.”
Greig Sommerville, Subsea Engineering Manager, Fugro Subsea Services, said: “Engaging in the development of engineering talent is important for Fugro and the University of Aberdeen scholarships have provided an excellent opportunity to do this.”
Professor Ekaterina Pavlovskaia, Director for Postgraduate Teaching in the university’s School of Engineering, said: “These scholarships offer a fantastic opportunity to anyone interested in a career in subsea engineering, and we are grateful to our industrial partners for the funding that they have provided.”