The University of Aberdeen has teamed up with global energy company Equinor to offer a new scholarship for students on its MSc Integrated Petroleum Geoscience programme.

The Equinor scholarship, worth £25,000, provides funding for tuition fees plus additional costs for students holding an admission offer for September 2019 entry.

With a track record of excellence dating back over 40 years, the one-year programme is regarded as one of the top vocational training pathways in the world, with detailed input and support from industry ensuring that graduates are highly sought after.

Hedda Felin, senior vice president for UK and Ireland Offshore at Equinor, commented: “This is just one of Equinor's efforts to support the next generation, by providing a scholarship opportunity and a hands-on project linked to our UK upstream portfolio.

“I am very pleased to announce this new scholarship and to strengthen our relationship with the University of Aberdeen.”

Programme coordinator Dr David Iacopini added: “We are delighted to launch this scholarship in partnership with Equinor, which is yet another example of how our close working relationship with major global energy firms is benefiting our students.”

“Our MSc in Integrated Petroleum Geoscience is world renowned, and this scholarship is a valuable opportunity for anyone interested in gaining a degree that will make them stand out to prospective employers.”

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