Level of Study: Postgraduate taught masters
Subject area: Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Risk Management, Environmental Sciences, Geology, Natural Sciences
Nationality: EU, UK
Type of Award: External
Deadline for applying: 04/07/2014

Award Description

SRK (UK) is pleased to announce their scholarship programme for 2014, created to assist students undertaking scientific and engineering MSc’s which can be applied in the mining industry. As a guide MSc’s in the following areas will be considered:

Exploration & Mining Geology;

Mining & Evaluation;

Hydrogeology & Water Engineering;

Tailings & Mine Waste Management; and;

Environmental Science & Engineering.

The scholarship is intended to encourage and support students to complete a university master’s degree and to provide the successful recipient with a financial contribution to assist furthering their MSc studies.

It will also provide the recipient with the opportunity to work alongside experienced professionals and gain practical hands-on experience in their selected field, through paid vacation placements with SRK (UK) during the course of their studies to complete their associated MSc projects or dissertations.

This is a unique learning experience providing exposure to the international consulting environment.

Value of Award

The value of the scholarship is up to a maximum of £5,000 which will be payable directly to the University for course fees. 

Should the course fees be less than the scholarship amount, then the scholarship will be reduced accordingly.

Additional student opportunity 

Recipients of the scholarship may be provided with the opportunity to undertake a suitable research project for their MSc, of up to a maximum of 16 weeks. This project placement will be paid and the recipient will be provided with further details when their scholarship has been confirmed. 


The scholarship will be paid directly to the university at the start of the course. The recipient must provide evidence of enrolment in the appropriate academic year.

Scholarship terms and conditions

The successful applicant will be asked to sign a legally binding contract containing the terms of the scholarship, which may include first refusal of employment upon successful completion of the studies.  

Circumstances under which repayment of the scholarship may be required include: 

- non-completion of studies;

- when an offer of employment with SRK (UK) is not taken; or 

- in the event the applicant leaves SRK (UK)’s employment within a specified period.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply for a scholarship, an applicant must:

- have the right to study and work in the UK or EEA;

- have an appropriate undergraduate degree qualification; and;

- meet the admission requirements and be enrolled in a scientific/engineering MSc which could be applied in the mining industry as per the above definition.

Selection criteria

Applicants will be assessed on the following criteria:

- academic achievement as evidenced by their academic record; 

- a written recommendation by university reference and/or previous employer;

- a written statement of no more than 500 words outlining;

a)   the benefit they will obtain from the scholarship; 

b)   genuine desire to work in the mining and resources industry ; and

c)   any other information the applicant considers relevant to their application, for example voluntary work undertaken.

Selection process

1. Selection of the recipient is made by the scholarship panel having regard to the applicant’s completed application form and supporting documentation. 

2. The scholarship panel may interview short-listed applicants. 

3. The successful applicants will be notified by SRK (UK) by the end of August 2014. Prior to enrolment of a course to start in the academic year (normally September). 

4. The selection decision is at the complete discretion of the SRK (UK) scholarship panel and while the panel may provide reasons for an unsuccessful application, it is under no obligation to do so. 

How to Apply

Application procedure

1. Applications must be submitted by the advertised closing date. 

2. Applications must be accompanied by:

a) a brief curriculum vitae (no more than 2 pages), including details of present and previous work experience where applicable; 

b) a written statement of no more than 500 words; and 

c) the name and contact details of a university or work experience referee. 

3. Applications must be submitted using one of the following methods: 


Complete your application and email to: bgallimore@srk.co.uk


Hard copy

Provide a hard copy to:

Private & Confidential FAO: Bethan Gallimore

Human Resources Department

SRK Consulting UK Ltd

Level 5 Churchill House

17 Churchill Way


CF10 2HH, Wales

United Kingdom

Concurrent scholarships

The recipient should make SRK (UK) aware of any funding received, in addition to the scholarship.

Closing Date

Applications for the SRK (UK) 2014/15 Scholarship close 04 July 2014.


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