Undergraduate Scholarships, School of Engineering

The University of Birmingham offers scholarships to students studying the internationally respected degrees in the School of Engineering for entry in September 2022.

Scholarships for UK students

The School of Engineering offers widening participation scholarships and scholarships for excellent academic performance.

Enhancement Scholarship

Engineering Enhancement Scholarship for UK undergraduate subject students enable you to be recognised and rewarded for your excellent academic achievements before arriving as a student at the University of Birmingham. In addition to initial scholarships, you may also be eligible to apply to other prizes and bursaries during your time at university to celebrate your continued academic success. 

The Engineering Enhancement Scholarship consists of £3000 cash during year 1 semester 1 for students who meet the criteria below.

No application is required, all those who meet the conditions above will be contacted by the end of welcome week 2022.  

To be eligible for this award you must: 


Engineering First Class Scholarship

The school of Engineering is happy to be able to recognise and reward our top incoming UK undergraduate students to celebrate your academic achievements before arriving as a student at the University of Birmingham. In addition to initial scholarships, you may also be eligible to apply to other prizes and bursaries during your time at university to celebrate your continued academic success. 

The Engineering First Class scholarship consists of £3000 cash during year 1 semester 1 for students who meet the criteria below.

No application is required, all those who meet the conditions above will be contacted by the end of welcome week 2022.  

The top 20 students will be decided based on:

  • Firstly top 3 A Level grades including Mathematics
  • Secondly overall UCAS tariff

To be eligible for this award you must: 

* Conversion from other qualification systems is calculated internally by the university, to enquire about your qualifications, please contact ugengineering@contacts.bham.ac.uk 

 

Scholarships for international students

Engineering International Achievement Scholarship

Engineering International Achievement Scholarship, for international undergraduate School of Engineering students, enables you to be recognised and rewarded for your excellent academic achievements before arriving as a student at the University of Birmingham.

The Engineering International Achievement Scholarship consists of £1500 fee waiver during year 1 semester 1 for all students who meet the criteria below.

No application is required, all those who meet the conditions above will be contacted by the end of welcome week 2022.  

To be eligible for this award you must: 

* Conversion from other qualification systems is calculated internally by the university, to enquire about your qualifications, please contact ugengineering@contacts.bham.ac.uk 

Upon receiving this scholarship and achieving 70% year average at the first attempt in your previous year of study, you will be able to renew the Engineering International Achievement Scholarship.


Engineering International Excellence Scholarship

Engineering International Excellence Scholarship, for international undergraduate School of Engineering students, enables you to be recognised and rewarded for your excellent academic achievements before arriving as a student at the University of Birmingham.

The Engineering International Excellence Scholarship consists of £3000 fee waiver during year 1 semester 1 for all students who meet the criteria below.

No application is required, all those who meet the conditions above will be contacted by the end of welcome week 2022.  

To be eligible for this award you must: 

* Conversion from other qualification systems is calculated internally by the university, to enquire about your qualifications, please contact ugengineering@contacts.bham.ac.uk  

Students can renew under the Engineering International Achievement Scholarship after completion of year 1 if they meet the following criteria. Students must:

  • Achieve 70% year average at the first attempt in your previous year of study. 

Other Scholarships

University scholarships

Please see the University's funding database and fees and funding pages for details of other centrally-administered scholarships.


Whitworth Scholarship Awards

Whitworth Scholarship Awards are for prospective or current undergraduates or postgraduates of any engineering discipline who have completed a two year engineering apprenticeship. The scholarships are valued up to £20,000 (for full time study up to £5,000 per annum is available over four years, for part time study up to £3,000 per annum). The closing date for applications is 30 June each year.

Supports outstanding engineers showing excellent academic and practical skills and the qualities needed to succeed in industry. Applicants may be starting or already studying an Engineering degree course. Applicants must have taken a vocational route into Engineering for at least 2 years since full-time education prior to beginning the degree programme.

Learn more about Whitworth Scholarships


The TI Group Undergraduate Scholarship

The TI Group Undergraduate Scholarship is worth £1,000 and is available to students currently studying on an engineering undergraduate programme at the University of Birmingham. There are five awards available each year.

Learn more about TI Group Undergraduate Scholarships

Scholarships within engineering departments

Department of Civil Engineering

Industrial Sponsorship Programme “RESPECT”

RESPECT is an initiative for Civil Engineering undergraduate students and builds on our strong links with industry to provide a symbiotic relationship between training, education and employment.

Companies taking part in RESPECT each year look for motivated, enthusiastic engineers. They are all looking for talented engineers which is why they come to Birmingham! All will recruit for summer or industrial year placements and some look for long-term sponsorship and development during your time as a student.

This gives you flexibility to use the Department’s industrial contacts to your benefit: whether you want to look for the security of a commitment between you and your company, or whether you want to get as much variety of experience as you’re able.

If you’re lucky enough to be offered sponsorship, not only does it mean valuable paid work experience, it also means a bursary per subsequent year of study (the bursary is up to the company but if it is offered, it is usually in the region of £1,000-£1,500 pa). All companies taking part in RESPECT hope to offer a possible job upon graduation. 

Learn more about RESPECT

Institute of Civil Engineers, QUEST Undergraduate Scholarship

All our courses are accredited by the Institute of Civil Engineers. QUEST scholars could receive £8,000 during their studies, paid work placements and potentially a full time job when graduating. 


Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering

Institution of Engineering Technology Diamond Scholarship

All our courses are accredited by The Institution of Engineering Technology (the IET). As well as meeting the educational requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) or Incorporated Engineer (IEng) registration, this enables high-achieving students on our courses to apply for a scholarship from the IET worth £1,000 per year.

Scholarships are yet to be confirmed but in the meantime you can find more information on previous years at the following link. Learn more about The Institution of Engineering Technology Diamond Scholarship.

UK Electronic Skills Foundation

The UK Electronics Skills Foundation (UKESF) offers scholarships to Electronics undergraduates at partner universities. Successful scholars will receive a host of benefits and opportunities, including an annual bursary, paid summer work placements and connections to a leading employer in the Electronics sector. For information on the scheme including the eligibility requirements please visit UKESF.

Dialog Award for Female Undergraduates

The Dialog Award for Female Undergraduates is a collaboration between Dialog Semiconductor and the UKESF. It supports a number of female undergraduates who are commencing the first year of their studies on Electronics-related degree courses at leading UK universities.

Prizes within engineering departments

The Departments within The School of  Engineering offer a number of prizes to current students. Though subject to change, prizes may include the following:

School of Engineering

Faculty MEng 3 Scholarships Prize. Awarded competitively across the School of Engineering to the six students with the highest overall mark in the third year of an MEng degree.

Department of Civil Engineering

  • Atkins M.Eng Civil Engineering with Industrial Study Prize. This prize is awarded to the student with the highest scoring report of their Industrial placement.

  • Coultas Prize. This prize is awarded to the highest overall scoring student in Civil Engineering.

  • Geoffrey Osborne UG Scholarship. This prize is awarded to the highest overall scoring student within the School of Civil Engineering.  The prize is renewable for one further year subject to satisfactory progression.

  • Hays Prize. This prize is awarded to a student who has made a notable contribution to the general life of the Department. The prize is decided by the fourth year tutor, together with the prize officer and head of department.

  • Institute of Structural Engineers Prize. This prize is awarded to the student registered for the B.Eng. course in Civil This prize is awarded to the student registered for the B.Eng. course in Civil Engineering who achieved the highest scoring overall in the subject of Structural Engineering.

  • Institution of Civil Engineers Prize. This prize is awarded to the student who has achieved the highest overall scoring in Civil Engineering.

  • Jonathan Hough Memorial Prize. This prize is awarded to a 2nd year student taking account of both academic performance and general contribution to the life of the department. The prize is decided by the course director, the head of teaching and learning and the prize officer.

  • Scientifics Project Report Award. This prize is awarded to the student having produced the highest scoring final year project report for a laboratory based project.

  • Tom Essery Prize in Water Engineering. This prize is awarded to a 2nd year student taking account of both academic performance and general contribution to the life of the department. The prize is decided by the course director, the head of teaching and learning and the prize officer.

  • West Midlands Concrete Society Undergraduate Prize. This prize is awarded to the student who has achieved the highest scoring work or project in concrete related aspects of their course.

  • Whittaker Ellis Bullock Prize. This prize is awarded annually to one of the students in each of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd years in the School of Civil Engineering who, at the end of the year, has shown the most improvement in assessment results.

  • WS Atkins Prize. This prize is awarded each year to a student graduating from one of the M Eng programmes in Civil Engineering who has produced the highest scoring overall performance.

Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering

  • AP Jarvis Undergraduate Prize. This prize is awarded to  the final year students in Electronic and Electrical Engineering with the highest overall scoring design project.

  • Best BEng Student in EESE  Prize. This prize is awarded to the BEng student achieving the highest overall marks.

  • Best MEng Student in EESE  Prize. This prize is awarded to the final year MEng student achieving the highest overall marks.

  • Engineering Undergraduate Prize. This prize is awarded in recognition of outstanding performance in a cohort.

  • Engineering Undergraduate Scholarships Prize. This prize is awarded for academic excellence. 

  • Gordon Tucker Bursary. This prize is awarded to the students who submit the two highest scoring final year projects in the given academic year.

  • Institution of Electrical Engineers Prize. This prize is awarded  to the highest scoring student in the second year of the first degree programme in Electronic and Electrical Engineering.

  • Joseph Thom Carding Memorial Prize. This prize is awarded to the student who has achieved the highest scoring overall result in the first year of the degree programme in Electronic and Electrical Engineering.

  • Paul Webb Prize. This prize is awarded to the student in Electronic and Electrical Engineering who has achieved the highest scoring results in the 3rd and 4th year written examinations for the degree of Meng.

  • RWE nPower Energy Engineering Final Year Prize. This prize will be awarded to highest scoring overall graduating student on one of the energy engineering programmes as judged by the Energy Engineering Programme Co-ordinator in consultation with the Engineering Programme Managers.

  • RWE nPower Energy Engineering Second Year Prize. This prize will be awarded to the student who shows the most improvement in the level C and level I energy engineering modules as judged by the Energy Engineering Programme Coordinator in consultation with the Engineering Programme Managers.

Department of Mechanical Engineering

  • Air Products PLC Prize. This prize is awarded to a first or second year Undergraduate student in Mechanical Engineering with the highest overall scoring design project.

  • Austin Rover Prize (UG). This prize is awarded  to the 2nd year undergraduate student whose academic performance, personal qualities, and contribution show the greatest promise of industrial leadership.  The Committee consider nominated candidates and accompanying evidence.

  • Dr John Vickers' Scholarship. A Scholarship awarded to students based on academic and extracurricular activities in the penultimate year of undergraduate degrees majoring in Mechanical Engineering.

  • Ellis, Linning, and Sandifer Prize. This prize is awarded to the student who has achieved the highest overall score in the final year of the B.Eng. Programme in Mechanical Engineering.

  • Frederick Barnes Weldron Prize. This prize is awarded to the highest overall scoring student on an Institution of Mechanical Engineers accredited programme in The School of Engineering.

  • Gilbert Walker Prize in Engineering & Economics. This prize is awarded to the highest overall scoring graduating student in the M.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering with Industrial Studies programme. 

  • Gilbert Walker Prize in Mechanical Engineering & Commerce. This prize is awarded to the highest overall scoring 3rd year student in the M.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering with Industrial Studies programme.

  • Institution of Mechanical Engineers Prize. This prize is awarded to the four highest marked students in the final year of each of the following programmes:  B.Eng and MEng in Mechanical Engineering.

  • J Brown (Machine Tools) Ltd. Prize. This prize is awarded annually on an alternating basis to the 2nd year undergraduate student in Manufacturing or Mechanical Engineering who achieves the highest scoring overall examination performance in the School.

  • John Grayson Memorial Prize (UG). This prize is awarded annually to the highest overall scoring  first or second year student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering studying Manufacturing.

  • Moran Memorial Prize. This prize is awarded to the undergraduate student who achieved the highest scoring overall, in the first year of the course in the School of Engineering while studying in the Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering.

  • Mucklow Prize. This prize is awarded for the highest scoring project submitted in the final year of the B.Eng. programme in Mechanical Engineering.

  • Petro-Forge Prize. This prize is awarded annually to a final year student in Mechanical Engineering whose design project has shown outstanding creative capacity. A committee panel will review nominated projects.

  • Professor Bakhtar Memorial Prize. Highest scoring student in the area of thermodynamics.

  • Professor Frank Wallace Scholarship. Awarded each year to a 2nd or 3rd year UG Mech Eng student from China, Malaysia or Iran, the scholarship will be awarded to the highest scoring overall student.

  • Roger Chance Prize. This prize is awarded to the student who has achieved the highest scoring overall in the final year of the programme in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacture and Management.

  • SA Tobias Memorial Prize. This prize is awarded to a student in any year of the MEng and Man programme in the discipline of Mechanical Engineering who submits the highest scoring overall project or case study work.

  • Samuel Alfred Roberts Award. This award is presented annually to the outstanding student in Mechanical Engineering showing ability to share control in Industry.  Nominations are reviewed by Committee alongside evidence provided.

  • Stephen Hayes Prize. This prize is awarded to an undergraduate student, or group of students, in the School of Mechanical Engineering who submits the highest scoring overall work in a field in which computing plays a major part.

  • Tian Wey Ong Prize. This prize is awarded to the highest scoring 2nd year student in Mechanical Engineering from either Cambodia, Laos, Burma, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, East Timor, Philippines or Singapore.