The aim is to promote excellence in the training of recent graduates and the employability of new talent in the company
Iberdrola announces 46 Master's scholarships to study in five countries during the 2020-21 academic year
- The group will earmark around 1.5 million euros for its International Master's Grant Programme, to be awarded to Spanish, British, Mexican and Brazilian students
Iberdrola is offering new master's scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year with the aim of promoting excellence in the training of new generations and employability in strategic areas within the company, such as renewable energy, which play a key role in combating climate change.
This year, the group plans to award a total of 46 grants, to which it will allocate about 1.5 million euros in total; the grants will be aimed at graduates, postgraduate students and students in the final year of their degree studies from Spain, the United Kingdom, Mexico and Brazil.
To date, thanks to Iberdrola’s firm commitment to education, more than 900 young people have studied on master’s and postgraduate courses and carried out research at prestigious international universities.
Through this initiative, Iberdrola wants to promote the professional qualification of young people in areas of knowledge such as engineering, smart grids, electric vehicles, renewable energies, sustainability, energy storage, computing, information technologies, big data and cybersecurity.
The enrolment process for this new call for applications opens today and will remain open until 31 March. Interested parties can learn about the conditions and fill in the application form on Iberdrola's corporate website (www.iberdrola.com) in the Talent section.
To select the candidates, in addition to their academic record and languages, other factors, such as their curriculum vitae, the interest of their research project and reference letters, will be taken into account. After passing the pre-selection stage, the company will conduct a personal interview with the candidates in order to evaluate their personal situation, overall education and motivation.
An additional incentive in Iberdrola's call for scholarships is the possibility of undertaking an internship with the company.
Scholarships for Master's Studies in Spain
Iberdrola plans to award 17 new scholarships to Spanish students or residents for master’s degrees in Spain, the United Kingdom or the United States during the 2020-2021 academic year.
Those who are selected will be able to study at top class universities, both national and international, including Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Universidad del País Vasco, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, University of Edinburgh, University of Strachclyde, University of Connecticut and University of Rochester.
The scholarship will cover the cost of tuition and an additional annual grant for transport and accommodation expenses worth between €10,800 and €24,000 will be awarded, depending on whether the Master’s course is in Spain, the United Kingdom or the United States. In the latter of these countries, a travel scholarship of €1,500 will be added to cover the cost of a round-trip transatlantic flight.
Scholarships for Master's Studies in the United Kingdom
Within this International Master's Scholarship Programme, Iberdrola is also announcing 10 scholarships for postgraduate studies in the United Kingdom for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Successful applicants will be able to study at prestigious British centres such as the University of Cambridge; Imperial College London; the University of Edinburgh; Herriot-Watt University; University of Stratchclyde; University of Glasgow; Glasgow Caledonian University; University of Liverpool; Liverpool John Moores University; Bangor University; Wrexham Glyndwr University and the University of East Anglia.
The scholarship will cover the cost of tuition and will award £14,400 per year to cover expenses.
Scholarships for Master's studies in Mexico
Iberdrola is also offering 15 scholarships to students who are Mexican citizens or residents to cover postgraduate studies in Mexico for 2020-2021. Depending on the Master's programme, they may be valid for one or two academic years.
Those selected will have the opportunity to carry out their studies in one of these six universities: Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey; Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México; Universidad Panamericana; Universidad de Anáhuac; Universidad Iberoamericana and Universidad La Salle.
The scholarship covers the cost of tuition and includes up to 21,000 pesos per month for living expenses, transport and accommodation, depending on the place of residence of the selected student and the location of the master's degree.
Scholarships for Master's Studies in Brazil
Iberdrola is also offering four scholarships to students who are Brazilian citizens or residents for postgraduate studies in Spain or the United Kingdom for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Those who are selected will be able to study either in Spain -Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Universidad de Zaragoza, Universidad del País Vasco, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia or Universidad Pontificia de Comillas or in the United Kingdom: Imperial College in London, University of Cambridge, University of East Anglia, University of Edinburgh, University of Glasgow, University of Liverpool and University of Strathclyde.
In addition to the tuition and assistance with the airfare, the scholarship will provide 18,960 euros per year to cover transport and accommodation costs in the United Kingdom and 10,800 euros per year in the case of Spain.