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Subject-specific awards

Faculties and Schools across the University have developed a range of subject-specific schemes to support their students.

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Faculty-wide scholarships

1. International Excellence Undergraduate Scholarships

  • The award:  £2,000 per year
  • Who is eligible: Well qualified international students who apply for any undergraduate degree course within the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

Further details on criteria and selection can be obtained at:

2. BP Achievement Awards

  • The award: £1,000 per year.
  • Who is eligible: First and second-year undergraduate students in the following discipline areas: Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth and Environmental Sciences (including Geology), Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics.

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.

Further information can be obtained from karen.varty@manchester.ac.uk.

3. BP Scholarships

  • The award: £5,000 per year.
  • Who is eligible: First-year undergraduate students in the following discipline areas: Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Earth and Environmental Sciences (including Geology), Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering and Physics and Astronomy.

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.

Further information can be obtained from karen.varty@manchester.ac.uk.

4. Indian Excellence Scholarships

  • The award: £3,000 per year, for up to three years.
  • Who is eligible: any Indian student who can demonstrate high levels of attainment while studying the International Baccalaureate or Standard XII.

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

Eligible candidates need to accept an offer from the University by the end of June 2017 and the five successful applicants will be informed of their awards in July, providing them with valuable savings on their studies.

Discipline-specific scholarships

The different Schools and discipline areas within the Faculty of Science and Engineering offer a range of scholarships depending upon your chosen course of study:

1. Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science

The Morton Award for International Excellence

The Morton Award for International Excellence is awarded to the ten 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
Procter and Gamble Undergraduate Scholarships
  • The award: £2,000 per year plus a minimum of 12 weeks' paid work placement per year.
  • Who is eligible: Chemical Engineering students.

Students are selected by Procter and Gamble using a variety of criteria. Additionally, on completion of the scholarship, it is Procter and Gamble's intent to offer a full-time position at the company.

2. Chemistry

School of Chemistry International Scholarships

  • The award: £3,000 to £6,000 over Years 3 and 4.
  • Who is eligible: International BSc and MChem students who achieve a First Class performance in their first and second years will receive £3,000 at the start of Year 3. MChem students who obtain a First Class performance in year three will receive another £3,000 in Year 4. These scholarships will be credited towards tuition fees in the relevant years.

3. Earth and Environmental Science

William Boyd Dawkins Scholarships

  • The award: £1,000 per year.
  • Who is eligible: Students who have accepted our offer and will be contingent on A-level results. All applicants will be considered for these scholarships. 

4. Materials

Materials Science and Engineering Programmes

  • The award: £3,000 or £5,000.
  • Who is eligible: Outstanding home and international applicants for all Materials Science and Engineering Programmes will be eligible for an automatic School of Materials and Faculty scholarship with a total value of £5,000 if they achieve A*A*A* grades at A-level (or equivalent) or £3,000 if they achieve grades A*A*A at A level (or equivalent).

5. Mathematics

International Mathematics Scholarship

  • The award: £1,000 per year.
  • Who is eligible: All new international students who satisfy the mathematical component of their entrance requirement. The scholarship is paid for each year of the undergraduate degree, subject to achievement in exams, and takes the form of a scholarship against the tuition fees. It is subject to maintaining at least a Lower Second-class Honours standard.

International Mathematical Excellence Scholarship

  • The award: £2,000 per year.
  • Who is eligible: International students admitted by the School of Mathematics on to any undergraduate degree. Five of these awards are specifically for applicants from Africa, China, India, Pakistan and Malaysia, and five more will be open to any international student. This award is in addition to the International Mathematics Scholarship. These Excellence Scholarships are for one academic year, in the first instance, and are awarded to the best students each year, the decision being based on the previous year’s exam results.

6. Physics and Astronomy

Physics Success Scholarship

  • The award: £2,000, payable during the first year of the course.
  • Who is eligible: International students who have demonstrated academic excellence in their examinations.

Faculty of Humanities

Alliance Manchester Business School

For more information about Alliance Manchester Business School bursaries and scholarships for international students, please visit the Alliance MBS website.