Announcing a new international scholarship | MSc Regenerative Farming

by | Sep 21, 2022 | News & blogs, News & blogs: Schumacher College, Regenerative Food, Farming and Enterprise

We are delighted to announce a new scholarship for our MSc Regenerative Food, Farming & Enterprise to support an EU or international student starting in January 2023 with £5,000 towards their tuition fees. The subject-specific scholarship, made available thanks to generous private donations, will increase the accessibility of the course to one student outside the UK, and adds to a long tradition at Dartington of supporting cross-cultural learning.

Students on the MSc Regenerative Farming at Dartington visit Dartmoor

Current students on the MSc Regenerative Food, Farming & Enterprise visit a farm on Dartmoor. © Elizabeth Muirhead 

The scholarship is now open to new applicants to the degree who plan to join us full time this January. As with our other postgraduate scholarships, this new award will require applicants to submit a short essay, answering the question: “What is your vision for a regenerative food system, and how would you use this Master’s to take this vision forward?”

Dr Nathan Einbinder, the Programme Lead for the MSc, has said: “I’m so glad we are able to offer this scholarship to further diversify our cohort next year. One of the strengths of the course so far has been the confluence of so many new and alternative perspectives, both in our teaching and in our students, and what better way to encourage and foster this in the year to come than through an award making it more accessible for someone to join us who might not be able to from overseas.”

The scholarship joins a strategic programme of activity led by Dartington Trust to make learning as accessible as possible at Schumacher College and Dartington Arts School. As well as a dramatic reduction in our tuition fees in recent years, we’ve introduced of a number of bursaries through successful fundraising, and made it possible for students to access loans from Student Loans England through our registration with the Office for Students. These measures have been combined with a new flexible “low residency” model, which sees module tuition on many of our postgraduate degrees packed into intensive two-week stints, followed by remote learning, in order to help more students join our growing learning community while honouring work, family or other commitments.