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School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Fees and funding

There are a number of funding options available to students in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

In addition to a student loan, you could be entitled to additional funding through a scholarship or bursary.

Scholarships

The following scholarships are awarded by the University to students in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering:

The Beatrice Shilling Scholarship

The Beatrice Shilling Scholarship is open to Home/EU students that have identified as being female when applying to the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at The University of Manchester via UCAS for undergraduate degree level study.

The award is a bursary of £6,000 per annum. These scholarships will be renewed for each year of full-time study, excluding the industrial experience year should you choose this course option. The renewal is subject to students' sustained academic performance attaining a minimum of 2:2 in each year.

To qualify for the scholarship appropriate applicants need to meet the following criteria:

  • obtain grades AAA in three A-levels or equivalent upon the first attempt - over a maximum of two years;
  • be UK/EU residents and paying home fee;
  • accept an offer to study on one of the undergraduate degree courses offered by the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering as their conditional or unconditional firm offer by June of their year of entry;
  • once they have started their course they must be fully registered with the School on an undergraduate degree course by December;
  • must contribute to the School's outreach activities aimed at encouraging others, especially women, to study the subject area of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. This might involve working with the School Outreach and Admissions teams on school visits, marketing material and guest blogs;
  • must demonstrate sustained academic performance by achieving 2.2 level or above in each end of year assessment;
  • there will be no separate application form. All UK/EU students who are holding an offer of a place within the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at The University of Manchester will be considered for a scholarship;
  • recipients of the Beatrice Shilling Scholarship will not be considered for the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Success Scholarship.

Indian Excellence Scholarship Award

The Faculty of Science and Engineering is offering up to five scholarships of £3,000 per annum for well qualified Indian undergraduate students. These scholarships will be renewed for each year of full-time study at the University, up to a maximum of three years, and will be subject to students' sustained academic performance.

  • This scheme applies to any undergraduate degree programme within the Faculty of Science and Engineering at The University of Manchester.
  • Each scholarship will be awarded on the basis of a student demonstrating high performance in their International Baccalaureate or Standard XII examinations and the academic reference on their UCAS form.
  • Applicants must be Indian nationals or permanently domiciled in India.
  • All applicants must be non-UK/EU residents.
  • Applicants must have applied through UCAS for a place on an undergraduate degree programme in FSE for entry in September 2018.
  • Applicants must have accepted a programme in FSE as their firm choice by the end of June 2018.
  • All Indian students who meet the above conditions will be automatically considered for a scholarship, there is no separate application.
  • Indian Excellence Scholarship holders will not be considered for the International Excellence Undergraduate Awards.

International Excellence Undergraduate Scholarships

The Faculty of Science and Engineering 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. 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 Science and Engineering 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 will 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. There is no additional application.

This scholarship is open to international students only.

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 using academic attainment evidenced through your UCAS application. Successful candidates are informed at the end of October and paid in December.

Sir William Mather Engineering Entrance Scholarships

The William Mather Scholarship is for £1,000 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 a) resident in the eastern wards of the City of Manchester, b) in the City of Manchester c) 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 student's UCAS application form through the personal statement and reference; there is no additional application process. Successful candidates are informed at the end of October.

This scholarship is open to UK students only.

The following scholarships are offered by industry or institutions outside of the University, and are available to students in our School:

BP scholarships

BP Stem Scholarship

Awards are available for up to £3,000 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 or first-year examination results and the application or essay.

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).

IET Power Academy scholarships

  • 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 a number of companies.

National Instruments (NI) Scholarship Programme

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.

UK Electronics Skills Foundation (UKESF)

UKESF is offering scholarships to UK and 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 £1,000
  • Paid summer work placements
  • Industrial mentoring
  • Professional development training at summer workshops
  • Opportunities to build relationships with potential employers

Visit the UKESF website for further information.

Whitworth Scholarship Awards for Young Engineers

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