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Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Fees and funding

Everything you need to know about student finance, and the funding available to you as an undergraduate student in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

As well as student loans to cover fees and maintenance, you may also be entitled to a University bursary or scholarship to support you through your studies.

The University's main website has a thorough guide to student finance in this academic year, fully explaining the options available to you. Browse this information, and the funding available this year using the links below.

The Beatrice Shilling Scholarship

This scholarship is open to UK fee-paying students who are women and who hold an offer to study an undergraduate engineering course for September 2024. The subjects included are:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical, Electronic and Mechatronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

We’re offering 20 awards of £2,000 per year of study, up to Year 4.

There is no separate application form as recipients for the award will be considered based on the UCAS application.

If you’re successful, you’ll be notified by the end of April after an offer of study has been made. To accept this scholarship, you’ll be required to make the engineering course at Manchester your firm choice via UCAS. The scholarship will be confirmed once all offer conditions have been met.


To be considered for this scholarship, you need to:

  • Be a woman (inclusive of trans women) / be assigned female at birth (e.g., AFAB non-binary);
  • Have an offer of study for an undergraduate engineering course at The University of Manchester, commencing September 2024;
  • Have chosen Manchester as your firm choice by the June UCAS deadline;
  • Commit to contributing to outreach and recruitment activities, especially encouraging more women to study engineering;
  • Achieve a minimum of 60% average performance during each year of study.

Scholarships will be awarded to the highest performing applicants or those with the highest potential to attain based on their UCAS application within each engineering discipline (at least two students per discipline).

Supportive Academic mentor

In addition to the financial support this scholarship provides, every Shilling scholar has access to an academic mentor, who is a friendly face from within our Faculty that you can go to for academic advice and pastoral support. Your mentor can support you with career development opportunities as well as help to build networks with peers and other female engineers.

External funding opportunities

There are some undergraduate scholarships available via external institutes which you may be eligible to apply for, so we would encourage you to check the Institution of Engineering and the UKESF websites for further details.

It is incredibly rewarding being a Shilling mentor and for me, it is the best part of my job! I love interacting with enthusiastic, bright-minded scholars and supporting them throughout their degree.

Dr Jessica Boland / Senior Lecturer

Want to hear more?

Listen to Maria, Daisy and Charlotte chatting to Prof Danielle George about women in engineering and the benefits this scholarship has brought them.