Scholarships and bursaries

As one of the country's leading centres of research and learning, we are committed to attracting and supporting the very best students. If you have the talent and ability, we want to make sure that you have the opportunity to study here regardless of your financial circumstances.

  • Opportunity Manchester Scholarship

    £1,000 per year will be awarded to students who have either successfully applied for a place having completed the Manchester Access Programme (MAP), or are under the age of 25 and are currently or have been in public care for a minimum of three months.

    Entry Scholarship

    Up to £1,000 for the first year of study, regardless of income, is awarded to students gaining A*AA grades at A level on Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering programmes. The A* must be in Maths. You do not need to apply for this scholarship, as students who meet the criteria will automatically be selected.

    Whitworth Scholarship

    Up to £5,000 per year for students who have pursued a vocational route in an engineering discipline for at least two years after having left full-time education and before entering a degree-level engineering course.

    The Manchester Bursary

    The Manchester Bursary is available to any student who is registered on an eligible undergraduate degree course at The University of Manchester and who has had a full financial assessment carried out by Student Finance. This bursary is additional to the government package of maintenance grants.  This Bursary is only available to UK students.

    Institute of Mechanical Engineers 

    The Institution has a range of scholarships available to students who are about to commence their Institution-accredited degree. For further information please see the IMechE website.

    Mexichem Alastair Sinclair Scholarship

    The purpose of this scholarship is to support University of Manchester students during their studies.

    The Scholarship will be awarded to one new student each academic year for a period of three or four years, depending on their degree. Students will receive £2,250 per year throughout the duration of their studies.

    A summer placement will be available with Mexichem for a period of 4 weeks and will be paid.

    First preference will be given to eligible home students (UK citizens) based in the North West region of England who:

    • Meet Widening Participation criteria but have not completed the Manchester Access Programme
    • Have a combined household income of less than or equal to £35,000
    • Are on the BEng or MEng Mechanical Engineering course

    Eligible students will be ranked by academic merit. Scholarship holders will receive the Scholarship subject to satisfactory academic progress and good conduct and will be expected to complete a report on their progress to the Sinclair family.

  • BP Stem Scholarship

    Awards are available for up to £5,000 per year for first year students on Civil or Mechanical Engineering courses. Students apply to BP online during their first semester at the university. 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 Mechanical Engineering courses. Students are invited to write a 2,000 word essay on a specific subject and there are up to three awards available per School and year. 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. Penultimate year students on Integrated Masters courses 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/first-year examination results and the application/essay.

  • Sir William Mather Engineering Entrance

    An award of £1,000 per year is available for students from the Manchester area who achieve good grades at A level or equivalent who are studying an undergraduate degree course with Engineering in the title. Students who fulfil the criteria will automatically be shortlisted for this scholarship.

    Opportunity Manchester Scholarship

    £1,000 per year will be awarded to students who have either successfully applied for a place having completed the Manchester Access Programme (MAP), or are under the age of 25 and are currently or have been in public care for a minimum of three months.

  • International Excellence Undergraduate 

    £2,000 per year is available for well-qualified international undergraduate students. Nominations for Faculty to consider are made on the basis of high performance in High School final year examinations (or equivalent), and the academic reference on the UCAS form. Students do not need to apply for this scholarship, as all eligible students will automatically be shortlisted.

    Further information can be found on our Faculty-wide scholarships webpage.

    GREAT Scholarships

    The University of Mancester works in partnership with the British Council to offer scholarships to students who fulfil the following criteria:

    • All eligible Indian students who are holding an offer of a place on one of the technical MSc courses (MSc Aerospace Engineering, MSc Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Systems Management, MSc Mechanical Engineering Design, MSc Structural Engineering or MSc Thermal Power and Fluid Engineering) within the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering for entry in September 2017 will automatically be considered for this scholarship.
    • Applicants must have accepted their offer by 15 July 2017.
    • Applicants must hold, or be predicted to obtain, a high First Class undergraduate degree from an Indian university.
    • Applicants must have an overall mark of at least 85% in the Indian Year 12 examinations.
    • To be considered for this scholarship applicants must have a mark of at least 80% in the Indian Year 12 English examination. If their English mark is below 80%, or was taken more than seven years ago, candidates with an IELTS score of 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each subtest will be considered.

    Further information can be found on our country specific webpages.

    Indian Excellence Scholarships

    Indian students aiming to study in The University of Manchester’s Faculty of Science and Engineering can receive a financial boost the Indian Excellence Scholarships, which will be available to students starting their studies from September 2017 and will be worth up to £9,000 each. Five individual scholarships will be available.

    Further information can be found on our Faculty-wide scholarships webpage.

  • ICE QUEST Scholarship

    2017 ICE QUEST Undergraduate Scholarship will be open for applications from 6th March 2017 - 19th April 2017.

    The scholarship awards students up tp £10,000 over the course of their study and the majority of scholarships are sponsored by civil engineering and construction companies who arrange paid work placements for scholars each summer, with the relationship potentially leading to full-time employment after graduation.

    Eligibility

    In order to make an application, you'll need to be starting the first year of a civil engineering degree in Autumn 2017 and:

    • Be taking a full time degree course at a UK university, that is accredited by ICE (you can check if your course is accredited by visiting the JBM website
    • Have a minimum of ABB predicted A2 level grades or equivalent if studying for other qualifications such as Scottish Highers

    Please note applications for 2017 will open on the 6 March and close on the 19 April 2017.

    For further information and to apply online, please see the Institute of Civil Engineers website.

    Contact

    If you have any questions please contact

    e: quest.awards@ice.org.uk
    t: +44 (0)20 7665 2193

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