OPITO Piper Alpha Memorial MSc Safety Scholarships, University of Aberdeen

The University of Aberdeen is a very well-known university in the United Kingdom, that stands over 500 years old with a successive and progressive graduates rate. Comparatively, the University of Aberdeen has one of the most vibrant and finest education to be provided all over the United Kingdom. Having over 15,185 graduates every year, the University of Aberdeen has a very successful ranking among the Universities around the globe. 

Luckily, the University of Aberdeen offers a great deal for international students who are planning to study MSc Safety and Reliability Engineering and MSc Process Safety. The university offers a total scholarship of £6000 for international students. 

Scholarship Info

OPITO is offering two scholarships of £6,000 each towards the students’ maintenance costs. The scholarships will be awarded to students starting in September 2022. In addition, the scholarship recipient obtaining the highest mark in their dissertation at the end of their studies will receive a further £500 prize payment. As the University claims, the scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit, demonstration of particular personal characteristics, and financial need. 

Find the Guidelines for Scholarship below:

Guidelines for the Scholarship Applicants

Eligibility for Scholarship

The scholarships are open to applicants holding an offer of admission for one of the following campus-based, one-year, full-time degree programmes starting in September 2022:  MSc Safety and Reliability Engineering, MSc Process Safety. However, the scholarships are not open to applicants wishing to study the programmes on a part-time basis. Also, applicants must be classified by the University as Home, Rest of UK, EU, or International for tuition fee purposes. The scholarship opportunity is very fruitful and profitable for international students who plan on studying for a career in the UK. Even though the scholarship is provided, the university needs to be assured that the students who go there to study are enthusiastic, highly motivated, and determined to succeed academically and professionally. 


This is the most cost-efficient and quality education offer that a University can offer that stands at the height of the United Kingdom. The students need to have a strong commitment to self-development and take a proactive and committed approach to their education. To suit that environment and surroundings, the student needs to possess good communication and interpersonal skills. As the scholarship stands for MSc process safety, the student needs to have an awareness of, and interest in, safety and issues affecting and impacting on safety in the oil and gas industry.

Even though the offer seems tough to put down, the scholarship will be subject to the scholarship recipient making satisfactory progress in their degree.  The scholarship will lapse if the scholar ceases to study an eligible degree programme, does not complete a dissertation linked to safety in the oil and gas industry, or leaves the University of Aberdeen.  The scholarship can only be held by students of the University – they cannot be transferred to another institution. 

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