As well as student loans to cover fees and maintenance, students may also be awarded a scholarship to support them through their studies

University specific scholarships

The following scholarships are open to you as a student studying within the School. You will be given guidance on the application process once you begin the course. Click on each award for further information.


  • BP

    BP Stem Scholarship

    Awards are available for up to £5,000 per year for first year students on our courses. Students apply to BP online (normally in November). Selection is on the basis of the application, online tests and an interview. The scholarship is renewable each year based on examination performance.

    BP Achievement Award

    Awards are available of up to £2,000 per year for first and second year students on our courses. Students are invited to write a 2,000 word essay on a specific subject and there are up to three awards available to each year group. Email and poster publicity is normally launched in December with a closing date in February. Selection is on the basis of entry qualifications/first-year examination results and the application/essay.

    BP Integrated Masters Scholarship

    £3,450 is available for the final year of an MEng course. Students are invited to write an essay on a specific subject, normally launched in December with a closing date at the end of February. Selection is on the basis of entry qualifications/Year 3 examination results and the application/essay.

    Eligibility: These Scholarships are open to UK, EU and International applicants.

  • International Excellence Undergraduate Scholarships

    The Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences is offering ten scholarships of £2,000 per annum for well qualified international undergraduate students. The awards will take the form of a scholarship against the tuition fees, which for September 2017 entry are £21,000. These scholarships will be renewed for each year of full-time study at the University, up to a maximum of four years, and will be subject to students' sustained academic performance.

    Eligibility and Selection:

    • This scheme applies to any undergraduate degree programme within the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences at The University of Manchester.
    • Each scholarship will be awarded on the basis of a student demonstrating high performance in their high school final year examinations (or equivalent) and the academic reference on their UCAS form.
    • Extra curricular activities may also be taken in to account such as contribution to activities in your school or community, this information will be taken from the personal statement included on the UCAS form.
    • All international students who are holding an offer of a place within the Faculty will be automatically considered for a scholarship.
    • Applicants must have accepted an undergraduate programme in the Faculty as their firm choice by 30th June 2017, for entry in September 2017.
    • Applicants must have submitted their examination results to the Faculty by 30th August 2017.

    For further advice and information email:

    Eligibility: This Scholarship is open to International Students only.

  • National Instruments (NI)- Scholarship Program

    The NI Engineering Scholarship Programme is available to students studying an engineering or physics degree. This programme allows students who have shown outstanding academic achievement to develop their professional engineering career. In order to be eligible for the NI Engineering Scholarship Programme you must be in your first year of study.

    Successful candidates may be offered a full-time role in the Engineering Leadership Programme after graduation. If you are applying for the above scholarship programme, please visit NI website for more information.

  • Power Academy

    • Bursary of £2,750 for each year of study
    • £250 towards books and software
    • Mentors from both industry and academia
    • IET membership in each year of study
    • Contribution to tuition fees
    • Training given by partner companies during summer vacations
    • An annual conference/seminar

    The University is one of the eight universities involved with this initiative along with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the following companies:

    Find out what Rolls-Royce thinks about the Power Academy scheme. Click on the icon to watch the video (1min 20sec).

    For further information about Scholarship visit the Power Academy website.

    Eligibility: This scholarship is open to UK and EU students.
  • Sir William Mather Engineering Entrance Scholarships

    The William Mather Scholarship is for £1000 per annum, it is renewed each year of study dependent upon satisfactory exam performance. Students must also produce a short report at the end of each year on their achievements during that particular academic year.

    Priority is given to students resident in the eastern wards of the City of Manchester, in the City of Manchester and those resident in Greater Manchester, in that order. Candidates should have received good A-level results (or equivalent) and be able to demonstrate other all-round qualities such as a contribution to, or participation in, school and college activities, and the community.

    Nominations are made by the admissions office using only the information provided on the students UCAS application form through the personal statement and reference, there is no additional application process. Successful candidates are informed at the end of October.

    Eligibility: This Scholarship is open to UK students only.

  • UK Electronics Skills Foundation (UKESF)

    UKESF was established to help reverse the 47% decline in UK students enrolling on electronic engineering courses between 2002-2008. This reversal poses a significant risk to the future of the UK electronics industry which employs 250,000 people and is worth an estimated £23bn a year.

    UKESF is offering scholarships to home/EU students studying MEng and BEng degrees in electronics or electrical engineering. Scholarships are open to students in any year of their degree, except the final year. Successful candidates are matched with sponsoring companies for scholarships that include:

    • Annual bursaries of up to £1,500
    • Paid summer work placements
    • Industrial mentoring
    • Professional development training at summer workshops
    • Opportunities to build relationships with potential employers

    List of partner companies that offer scholarships are:

    For further information please see:

    Eligibility: This  scholarship is open to UK and EU.

  • The School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Success Scholarship

    The Success Scholarship is for students who achieve A*AA at A-Level or equivalent with A* in Maths, Physics, Electronics or Further Mathematics.

    Students are awarded £1,000 during their first year of study.

    You will automatically be considered for this award as nominations are made by the admissions office. Successful candidates are informed at the end of October and paid in December.

General scholarships

These are scholarships open to students studying engineering. Click on each award for further information and details on how to apply.

  • Whitworth Scholarship Awards for Young Engineers

    £3,500 per annum Engineering Scholarships for Young Engineers

    The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) seeks applications for their Whitworth Scholarship Awards valued at £3,500 p.a. for full-time study for outstanding young engineers who are wishing to embark/or have already commenced on an engineering degree-level programme.

    Whitworth Scholarship Awards are offered in competition to:

    • outstanding young engineers under the age of 31 next September 1st.
    • who have pursued a vocational route in an engineering discipline for at least 2 years, after having left full-time education and before entering a degree-level engineering course.
    • who have obtained an appropriate qualification for admission onto an engineering degree-level programme
    • who are British Commonwealth or European Union Citizens, normally resident in the United Kingdom.

    For further information about Whitworth scholarship visit the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) website.

  • Lady Finniston Awards Sponsored by the Women's Engineering Society

    There are six awards providing bursaries of £4,500 to female UK residents for the first year of study on an engineering degree.

    For further information about scholarship visit the Women's Engineering Society (WES) website.

  • The IET Scholarships

    Undergraduate scholarships for students studying in the UK or Ireland.

    The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) offers more than 70 scholarships (of up to £3,000 per annum) every year to students who are in need of financial support. You can apply for an IET scholarship if you are about to commence any IET accredited* MEng or BEng degree course and expect to achieve a minimum of three Bs in your A levels (or equivalent). Year 11 students (who have not yet selected a university course) are awarded scholarships with the provision that the course they commence in 2017 must be IET accredited.

    For further information about scholarship visit the IET website.

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