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School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science

Fees and funding

Everything you need to know about the funding available to you as an undergraduate student in the School.

As well as student loans to cover fees and maintenance, you may also be entitled to one of the variety of bursaries or scholarships available.


A variety of scholarships are available to you as a chemical engineering student. Guidance on how to apply will be supplied once your course begins.

The following scholarship is offered by the School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Sciences:

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 the following countries have been recipients of the Morton award:

  • Bangladesh
  • Brunei
  • China
  • Japan
  • Kenya
  • South Korea
  • Malaysia
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Trinidad and Tobago

The scholarships and bursaries below are offered by the wider Faculty of Science and Engineering:

BP scholarships

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 of up to £2,000 per year are available 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 normally begins 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 Master's Scholarship

£3,450 is available for the final year of an MEng course. Students are invited to write an essay on a specific subject. Entry is normally opened 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.

International Excellence Undergraduate Scholarships

The Faculty of Science and Engineering offers up to ten scholarships of £2,000 per year for well-qualified international undergraduate students. The awards will take the form of a scholarship against the tuition fees. All international students who are holding an offer of a place within the Faculty will be automatically considered for a scholarship.

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 a) resident in the eastern wards of the City of Manchester, b) in the City of Manchester c) 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.

The Tallow Chandlers' Benevolent Fund

The Tallow Chandlers Company is a charity that focuses on the edible fats, oil and lighting industries. Like the University itself, Tallow Chandlers are proud of their focus on scholarships to students who might not otherwise be able to continue with their education.

The following scholarships and bursaries are offered by The University of Manchester:

George Davis Memorial Scholarships for Academic Excellence

These scholarships, worth £1,500, will be awarded to successful applicants that 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) and who have chosen Chemical Engineering at The University of Manchester 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.

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.