Commonwealth Scholarship Commission supports 15 MSc Tropical Forestry (distance learning) Scholarships
Bangor University’s School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography (SENRGy) is delighted to announce that the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) have agreed to fund a further 15 places for scholars from developing commonwealth countries to study on our MSc Tropical Forestry (distance learning) course. The scholarship includes international tuition fees, a travel scholarship to enable scholars to attend a Tropical Forestry Summer School in 2015, plus a small study grant to help scholars with distance learning study costs.
Dr James Walmsley, Course Director, said:
“We are delighted that the CSC has agreed to continue its invaluable support for scholars studying on our MSc Tropical Forestry (distance learning) course. These prestigious distance learning scholarships will enable outstanding applicants to study for their MSc, whilst living and working in their own countries, in circumstances that will enable them to directly and immediately benefit from their studies. We hope that, through studying this course, we can impart knowledge, skills and ideas to facilitate sustainable forest management in many developing commonwealth countries”.
“Our existing CSC scholars are tremendous ambassadors for Bangor University and for the CSC. As we look forward to the graduation of our first intake of CSC distance learning scholars later this year, we are delighted to find out that the CSC has decided to support a further cohort of scholars”, he added.
The School have been running forestry-related distance learning courses since 2002 and the first intake of CSC scholars was in 2011. Our distance learning students are people who would otherwise not have had the opportunity to study for a postgraduate degree and many go on to a number of interesting, exciting and challenging careers in forestry. The course team continue to develop new and exciting teaching materials, with ever greater use being made of e-learning technologies to enhance student learning, collegiality and academic rigour.
Further information about the scholarships and how to apply can be found here:
Publication date: 4 March 2014