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Energy Masters scholarships now available

Published: 11 July 2019 - Carly Wills

Ørsted is offering scholarships for outstanding UK and EU students who start an Energy Masters at Durham University in October 2019.

The scholarships are available up to £6,000 and are valid for the MSc Energy and Society and MSc New and Renewable Energy.

Ørsted is the global leader in offshore wind and its operations in the UK also includes other renewable technologies such as batteries and biogas, as well as providing green energy to UK businesses.  

In 2018, the company officially unveiled the world’s largest operational offshore wind farm, Walney Extension. The company is currently building Hornsea Project One, which will take the ‘world’s largest’ crown when it officially opens next year.   

Ørsted is a key strategic partner for Durham University and collaborates with Durham Energy Institute Researchers on a number of research projects and activities.

This is a unique opportunity as these scholarships are only available to UK and EU students who wish to study on the MSc Energy and Society or the MSc New and Renewable Energy at Durham University.

Benj Sykes, UK country manager at Ørsted, said: “The UK is the global leader in offshore wind and, if we are to maintain that position, we must attract the most talented minds to the industry. With the Ørsted scholarships we intend to do just that by providing the opportunity for those bright people who may otherwise been unable to progress to the next stage of their studies. Our partnership with Durham University to date is already producing cutting-edge research that is helping to drive innovation and we look forward to this continuing.”

Neil MacDougall, a fleet operations engineer at Ørsted, completed his masters in New & Renewable Energy in September 2014. He said: ““Completing the masters enabled me to pursue a career in an industry where I could make positive, tangible changes to the world and feel good about what I do day-to-day. The course had good links with industry, so was geared towards real life applications; it was really valuable for me to join the sector knowing not just theory, but the shape of the industry and the key companies involved.”

The deadline for Ørsted scholarship applications is 17 August 2019. By the deadline, candidates must have completed a Durham University MSc application and have sent a 400-500 word supporting statement of why they should be considered for a scholarship to: for MSc Energy and Society applicants for MSc New and Renewable Energy course

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