Graduate School of the Environment

New Skills for a New Future

Funding opportunities for 2019 entry

For student fees please visit the individual course pages from the Graduate School homepage.


Student Finance England & Wales Loans

MSc & MArch students may be eligible for a Postgraduate Loan to cover both tuition fees and living costs via Student Finance England or Student Finance Wales (MSc students only). For more details, please see our Postgraduate Loans Tipsheet. These loans are currently only available for people who are normally resident in England or in Wales. Unfortunately Scotland and Northern Ireland have confirmed that they are not currently offering postgraduate loans for courses from alternative providers like CAT.

MArch Sustainable Architecture students may be eligible for a professional undergraduate loan. Please see our MArch student loans tipsheet for more information.

For students to be eligible for this funding, they must be studying a designated course. Courses at alternative providers like CAT are designated each year by the Department for Education. We have made an application for our courses to also be designated for the 2019-20 academic year. We expect this process to be completed in early 2019.

You will find most of the information you need through the relevant websites.

You can also find useful tips and advice on funding your studies at the links below:

Find a Masters Postgrad Funding Advice

Prospects Funding Advice


Bursaries and other funding opportunities

The Sir John Houghton Bursary

Thanks to a generous donation from Sir John Houghton, CAT is able to offer an annual bursary of £4,500 to a promising postgraduate student who demonstrates that they have an excellent academic record and a passion for tackling climate change.

Sir John has had an illustrious career as one of the world’s most eminent climate scientists, including being co-chair of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Scientific Assessment Working Group and a former Chief Executive of the Met Office.

A long-term supporter of the work of the Centre for Alternative Technology, Sir John says: “I have spent a lifetime studying the atmosphere and the climate and latterly have been concerned with the reality of human induced climate change. I now want to help the next generation tackle this serious problem, possibly the biggest the world faces.”

Applications for 2019 entry are open. The bursary application deadline for 2019 is yet to be confirmed. We will release the date here shortly.  

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the full terms and conditions and the application form. 


CAT students may also be eligible to apply for external sources of funding:

Postgraduate Funding

Turn to Us Grant Search

Vegetarian Award

Sir Richard Stapley Trust

Wellcome Grant Scheme Finder

The Royal Society Grants

European Research Council Grants

NERC Funding

The Linnean Society Grants

Royal Geographical Society

Women in Engineering Science and Technology

Gilchrist Educational Trust

The James Pantyfedwen Foundations Awards

Find-a-Masters Scholarships


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