Mobile menu icon
Mobile menu icon Search iconSearch
Search type

School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering

Fees and funding

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.


A number of scholarships are offered by the University and other organisations to students in the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering.

BP Achievement Award

Awards are available of up to £1,000 per year for first and second year students on Mechanical Engineering courses. Students on relevant courses are invited to write a 1,000-word essay on a specific subject. 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. Students are selected on the basis of their entry qualifications/first-year examination results, and the content of their application/essay.

For further information, please email

BP Stem Scholarship

Awards are available for up to £3,000 per year for first year students on Civil or Mechanical Engineering courses. Students on relevant courses are invited to apply to BP online (normally in November of their first year). Students are selected on the basis of their applications, online tests and an interview. The scholarship is renewable each year based on examination performance.

For further information, please email

Entry Scholarship

Up to £1,000 for the first year of study, regardless of household income, is awarded to Home/EU students gaining A*AA grades at A level who are entering undergraduate courses in the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering.

The A* must be in Mathematics and you must also achieve an A grade in either Further Maths or Physics A level. The 3rd A level can be any subject that we accept for admissions purposes.

Students who transfer from another University course or Foundation Year, or who take resits, are not eligible for this Scholarship.

You do not need to apply for this scholarship as students who meet the criteria will automatically be selected.

Indian Excellence Scholarships

To celebrate our long tradition of welcoming Indian students, The University of Manchester has created five prestigious scholarships of £3,000 per year. The Indian Excellence Scholarships are given to the highest achieving applicants for an undergraduate course within the Faculty of Science and Engineering. Candidates are expected to demonstrate outstanding academic performance in their pre-university International Baccalaureate or Standard XII education and must be permanently domiciled in India or be Indian nationals.

Candidates must have accepted an offer from the University by 30 June 2019. The scholarship is worth £3,000 per year and is renewable for each year of study, provided the students achieve an annual overall grade of at least 60%.

Students are nominated by the admissions teams in their academic school with the faculty.

Institute of Civil Engineers QUEST Undergraduate Scholarship

As a QUEST undergraduate scholar, you would get:

  • up to £8,000 over the course of your study.
  • Paid work placements every summer.
  • The potential for a full-time job with a leading civil engineering or construction company when you graduate.

Experience, knowledge and the badge of an ICE QUEST scholar are good for your CV and your career - especially if you want to become an incorporated or chartered civil engineer.

The majority of the scholarships are funded jointly by QUEST and a sponsor company but there are a few fully funded by QUEST or the CF Lunoe Trust.


To be eligible you need to be starting a full time accredited Civil Engineering undergraduate degree in a UK University in September/October 2019 and have predicted A-level grades of ABB or higher. Your subjects would preferably be in maths and science or design-based subjects. 

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

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.

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.
  • Extracurricular 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Find out more at the Whitworth Scholarship Awards site.