Drinks giant Diageo is sponsoring postgraduate scholarships at the International Centre for Brewing and Distilling at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh.
The scholarships will be offered to support the study of the postgraduate diploma or MSc in brewing and distilling.
The scholarships, worth £6,000 ($9,000) over three years, start in September this year.
Alan Barclay, Diageo's governance director, Global Supply Scotland, said: "We have enjoyed a very close contact with Heriot-Watt over the years. It is a long-established university with a history of links to brewing and distilling.
"Students come from all over the world for the courses and it means that we can choose from a very high calibre of people coming into the brewing and distilling industry."