Scholarships and sponsorships

As one 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. Our students are valued highly by employers and a substantial number are sponsored by major bodies such as BP, Proctor and Gamble and the Tallow Chandlers' Benevolent Fund.

School specific scholarships

The following scholarships are open to you as a student studying within the School. You will be given guidance on the application process once you begin the course. Click on each award for further information.

  • BP


    BP STEM Scholarship

    Awards are available for up to £5,000 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/first-year examination results and the application/essay.

    BP Integrated Masters Scholarship

    £3,450 is available for the final year of an MEng course. Students 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/Year 3 examination results and the application/essay.

  • The Tallow Chandlers' Benevolent Fund

     The Tallow Chandlers charitable fund, providing scholarship for Chemical engineering students.

    We are proud of our focus on scholarships to students who might not otherwise be able to continue with their education.

    The Tallow Chandlers Company website.




  • George Davis Memorial Scholarship for Academic Excellence

     A portrait of George Davis (the IChemE)

    The Department has recently announced the George Davis Memorial Scholarship for Academic Excellence. The School will award these Scholarships, worth £1,500, to those successful applicants who have demonstrated overall academic excellence. The awards will be to UK/EU students who have achieved A*A*A* in their A-levels (equivalent qualifications will be examined on a case by case basis), who have chosen Manchester Chemical Engineering as their firm choice through UCAS. George Davis, the founder of Chemical Engineering as a subject gave the first lectures in 1888 at Manchester Technical School which later became the University of Manchester.



  • International Excellence Undergraduate Scholarships

    The Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences is offering ten scholarships of £1,000 per annum for well qualified international undergraduate students. 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 Engineering and Physical Sciences 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 may 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.
    • Applicants must have accepted an undergraduate programme in the Faculty as their firm choice by the end of June for entry the following September.
    • Applicants must have submitted their examination results to the Faculty by the end of August.

    In recent years Chemical Engineering students have been very successful in obtaining the Faculty International Excellence Undergraduate Scholarships. In the last five years this scholarship have been awarded to several Chemical Engineering students from countries such as Nigeria, Bangladesh, China, Malaysia, Pakistan and India.

    For further advice and information email:

  • The Morton Award for International Excellence

    The Morton Award for International Excellence is awarded to the 10 highest academic achievers on entry to Chemical Engineering. This prestigious award is open to all international students and has a value of £4,000. The scholarships are paid in instalments of £1,000 per year for all four years of the MEng course. Students from all over the world have been recipients of the Morton award:

    • Malaysia
    • Japan
    • Korea
    • Nigeria
    • Pakistan
    • Kenya
    • Trinidad and Tobago
    • Brunei
    • China
    • Bangladesh
  • 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 resident in the eastern wards of the City of Manchester, in the City of Manchester 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 students UCAS application form through the personal statement and reference, there is no additional application process. Successful candidates are informed at the end of October.

General scholarships and bursaries

These are scholarships open to students studying engineering. Click on each award for further information.

  • Whitworth Scholarship Awards for Young Engineers

    £3,500 per annum Engineering Scholarships for Young Engineers

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

    Whitworth Scholarship Awards are offered in competition to:

    • outstanding young engineers under the age of 31 next September 1st.
    • who have pursued a vocational route in an engineering discipline for at least 2 years, after having left full-time education and before entering a degree-level engineering course.
    • who have obtained an appropriate qualification for admission onto an engineering degree-level programme
    • who are British Commonwealth or European Union Citizens, normally resident in the United Kingdom.

    For further information about Whitworth scholarship visit the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) website.

  • National Scholarship Programme

    The National Scholarship Programme provides students with a household income of less than £25,000 with £3,000 in support. Awards funded will be identical in length, value and criteria to the Manchester Bursary, so some students who are to be awarded the Manchester Bursary will be funded through the National Scholarship programme for Year 1 only. Available for UK/EU students only.

  • 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. Available for UK/EU 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.

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