The Kongsberg Maritime Specialist Scholarship

Kongsberg is an international, knowledge-based corporation that supplies high-technology systems and solutions to customers engaged in the oil and gas industry, the merchant marine, and the defence and aerospace industries.

Kongsberg is offering one Kongsberg Maritime Specialist Scholarship in Electrical & Electronic Engineering.

The Kongsberg Maritime Specialist Scholarship is valued at £1,500 per annum and will be awarded to the successful applicant for the rest of their undergraduate degree program.

If the successful applicant is studying one of the above listed MEng degree programs, they will receive £1,500 per annum for each of years 3, 4 and 5 (i.e. £4,500 over 3 years).

If the successful applicant is studying one of the above listed BEng degree programs, they will receive £1,500 per annum for each of years 3 and 4 (i.e. £3,000 over 2 years).

You should note that the Kongsberg Maritime Specialist Scholarship  is open to all students commencing the third year of any of the eligible degree programs  listed above in September 2010, regardless of nationality, where they are domiciled, or fee structure to which they belong to.

The Kongsberg Maritime Specialist Scholarship will be subject to the scholarship recipient successfully completing each year of their degree program to the satisfaction of the School of Engineering.

Should the Kongsberg Maritime Specialist Scholarship recipient take a year out, for example, to do a work placement or to pursue other interests, then the scholarship payments will be stopped and will not be renewed.

Where the student is required to repeat a year because they failed to reach the academic requirements, payment will not be paid for the repeat year and the scholarship award will not be renewed.

The Kongsberg Maritime Specialist Scholarship can only be held by students of the University – they cannot be transferred to another institution.

The College of Physical Sciences Scholarship Committee will consider the applications and shortlist the candidates.

The successful recipient shall be selected by the Head of School of Engineering and the Chair of Electric & Electronic Engineering.

In making the decision, the selection panel will take into account your educational background and achievements, other relevant information given in your CV and covering letter, and the statement from your referee.

The University will award the Kongsberg Maritime Specialist Scholarship  to applicants who have good academic potential, and who are likely to be successful in their chosen degree course.

The Kongsberg Maritime Specialist Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and a passion for their subject.

How to Apply for The Kongsberg Maritime Specialist Scholarship :

Please submit a CV and covering letter, along with your reference, and send it to Philippa Dunford at the address below. You will receive correspondence acknowledging receipt of your application.

Reference :

You will need to provide a supporting academic Reference. It should preferably be completed by an academic member of staff at the University of Aberdeen who is familiar with your academic achievements.

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This may be your Advisor of Studies, course coordinator, course lecturer, course tutor, etc.

Alternatively, someone who is familiar with your recent studies and academic achievements – or with your intellectual capabilities – at school or college (normally but not necessarily the Head Teacher or Principal) – would be a satisfactory referee.

The form for your Reference should be given to the person you have nominated. The person writing the Reference should give it back to you, either open or in a sealed envelope.

It is then your responsibility to ensure that the reference is enclosed with your application.

The closing date for The Kongsberg Maritime Specialist Scholarship applications is Friday 29  October 2010.

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