The 22 March was World Water Day and there are plenty of opportunities at Cranfield University to get funding for postgraduate study in water and sanitation. The Cranfield Water Science Institute has an international reputation for its transformational research and teaching in the science, engineering and management of water in the municipal, industrial and natural environments. Cranfield delivers a number of MSc programmes and supports a large cohort of PhD and EngD research students. There is a 20% discount of fees for part-time MSc applicants who are also currently working for a UK water utilities company. For more details email

So how will you make a splash and get a Cranfield degree? Check out these scholarship opportunities at Cranfield.

International Water Association and Cranfield University Excellence Scholarships

A new generation of highly skilled professionals is urgently needed to deliver sustainable and resilient responses to the challenges of increasing water stress. In response to this, Cranfield Water Science Institute is, in collaboration with the International Water Association (IWA), offering 15 full-fee scholarships for full-time Masters study. Students from all countries are eligible and once you have your offer of admission you can apply for the scholarship online through the link above by the 30 April deadline.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme

Students from developing countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the UK can apply for Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for master’s study, jointly supported by Cranfield University. The deadline for applications is 9 April so make sure you read our top five tips for a successful application before applying online.

Anglian Water Bursary

The Cranfield Water Science Institute, in partnership with Anglian Water, is offering this opportunity for a UK student to receive a full-fee bursary and £10,000 annually for living costs to study the MSc in Water and Wastewater Engineering over two years. Click on the link to find out more.

The Lorch Foundation Bursary

The Lorch Foundation is an educational trust supporting Cranfield students with one full-fee bursary. The Foundation is offering support to one full-time UK student on the Water and Wastewater Engineering MSc starting October 2021. Apply for admission before 31 July 2021 to be in with a chance.

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