Subject-specific scholarships

There are a number of subject-specific scholarships available for undergraduates at The University of Manchester.

The Faculty of Humanities

Alliance Manchester Business School

Social Responsibility Scholarship

We hope to award the Social Responsibility Scholarship to incoming Alliance Manchester Business School students starting their studies in September 2021.

We hope to award five undergraduate social responsibility scholarships to UK/EU students and three undergraduate social responsibility scholarships to international students in 2021. These awards are worth £2,000 per year across three years of study (students will not receive the scholarship while on placement or exchange).

Eligibility criteria: UK/EU and international students achieving AAA at A-level (or equivalent) who are able to demonstrate a significant contribution and commitment to social responsibility. Successful applicants will be selected based on:

  • academic performance
  • a written application (maximum 1,000 words)

You can apply for a scholarship as soon as you have received your final results.

For more information on the application process, please visit the Alliance Manchester Business School.

History and related subjects

The Elsie Farrar undergraduate bursary

This bursary is available to UK undergraduate students registered on a History undergraduate degree course, including History, Politics and Modern History, Modern History and Economics, History and Languages, History and Sociology).

There are ten awards of £1,000 available. Recipients will be selected based on household income data provided by the Student Loans Company.

Please email ug-hist@manchester.ac.uk for further information.

The Faculty of Science and Engineering

The Manchester Science and Engineering Achievement scholarships

These scholarships are open to all UK fee paying students and will be considered based on application. The awards are open to Foundation Year students as well as those joining any other degree programme registered in the Faculty.

There are 30 awards of £1,000 per year for the first year of study, awarded to the highest performing applicants within each discipline. We aim to achieve equal allocation between those identifying as female and identifying as male during the application process and for students from BAME backgrounds. Winners will be announced in the autumn, as soon as possible after registration.

To be considered for this scholarship, applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • Be recognised as a UK resident and paying home (UK) fees.
  • Offer holders should have chosen Manchester as firm choice by the May UCAS deadline.
  • Ensure they are fully registered with their Department on an undergraduate degree course as a new student.
  • There will be no separate application form. All UK students who are holding an offer of a place within the Faculty at The University of Manchester will be considered for a scholarship.

The Manchester Science and Engineering Excellence scholarships

These scholarships are open to all UK fee paying students and will be considered based on application. The awards are open to Foundation Year students as well as those joining any other degree programme registered in the Faculty.

There are 30 awards of £2,000 per year for the first year of study, awarded to the highest performing applicants who meet the WP or WP+ flag, within each discipline. We aim to achieve equal allocation between those identifying as female and identifying as male during the application process and for students from BAME backgrounds. Winners will be announced in the autumn, as soon as possible after registration.

To be considered for this scholarship, applicants should meet the following criteria: 

  • Recognised as a UK resident and paying home (UK) fees.
  • Offer holders should have chosen Manchester as firm choice by the May UCAS deadline.
  • Ensure they are fully registered with their Department on an undergraduate degree course as a new student.
  • There will be no separate application form. All UK students who are holding an offer of a place within the Faculty at The University of Manchester will be considered for a scholarship.

Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science

George Davis Memorial Scholarship for Academic Excellence

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.

A number of these competitive awards will be made for the highest performing applicants applying to undergraduate courses in Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science. The awards are only for the first year of study and are open to all UK fee paying students and will be considered based on application.

We aim to achieve equal allocation between those identifying as female and identifying as male during the application process and for students from BAME backgrounds. Winners will be announced in the autumn, as soon as possible after registration.

To be considered for this scholarship, applicants should meet the following criteria: 

  •  Be recognised as a UK resident and paying home (UK) fees.
  • Offer holders should have chosen Manchester as firm choice by the May UCAS deadline.
  • Ensure they are fully registered with their Department on an undergraduate degree course as a new student.
  • There will be no separate application form. All UK students who are holding an offer of a place within the Department of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science at The University of Manchester will be considered for a scholarship.

Electrical, Electronic and Mechatronic Engineering 

The Beatrice Shilling Scholarship

The Beatrice Shilling Scholarship is open to UK fee paying students that have identified as being female when applying to the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at The University of Manchester via UCAS for undergraduate degree level study.

The award is a bursary of £1000 or £2000 payable during the first year of study. Applicants identified as with WP or WP+ will receive £2000. Winners will be announced in the autumn, as soon as possible after registration.

To be considered for this scholarship, applicants should meet the following criteria: 

  • Be recognised as a UK resident and paying home (UK) fees.
  • Offer holders should have chosen Manchester as firm choice by the May UCAS deadline.
  • Ensure they are fully registered with their Department on an undergraduate degree course as a new student.
  • Identify as female during the university application pro
  • There will be no separate application form. All UK students who are holding an offer of a place within the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at The University of Manchester will be considered for a scholarship.
  • Scholarship candidates are expected to contribute to outreach activities, especially to encourage more females to study courses in Engineering.