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Department 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 Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering. 

The following scholarships are made available to students in our Department for September 2020 entry. The scholarships for September 2021 entry will be updated here shortly.

BP scholarships

As a student in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, you're eligible to apply to the BP scholarship - worth up to £9,000.

Being a BP scholar will provide financial support of £3,000 per year from your second year of study, as well as much more, as you experience first-hand what BP do.

The BP scholarship can be combined with other scholarships at the University, provided the other scholarships don't exceed an annual value of £1,500.

To apply for a BP scholarship, and to find more information, visit the BP website.

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 Department 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 three prestigious scholarships.

  • £80,000 is available over three awards.
  • The highest ranked student will receive £40,000 payable as £10,000 per year, for up to four years of study.
  • Two students will receive awards of £20,000 each payable as £5,000 per year, for up to four years of study.
  • Any Indian student is eligible who can demonstrate excellent levels of attainment while studying the International Baccalaureate or Standard XII.

Three individual scholarships are available. These prestigious Faculty awards will be made on the basis of an applicant’s UCAS form. There is no special interview or extra work commitment involved.

Eligible candidates need to accept an offer as first choice from the University by the end of June and the three successful applicants will be informed of their awards in July, providing them with valuable savings on their studies. Students will need to maintain satisfactory performance during their degree course.

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 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 Alasdair 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.

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

Undergraduate Access Scholarships

The University’s Undergraduate Access Scholarships are generously funded by our alumni community and donors. These scholarships are in addition to any other bursaries students may receive from the University and are awarded as follows:

  • All students who have successfully completed the Manchester Access Programme and started an undergraduate course at the University will receive a £1,000 award in their first year. Students from households where the income is below £25,000 per year will receive the award for each year of their study.
  • Students under the age of 25 who have been in public care for a minimum of three months since the age of 11 will receive £1,000 a year throughout the duration of their undergraduate course.

Whitworth Scholarship

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) seeks applications for their Whitworth Scholarship Awards valued at £5,450 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.