Whitworth Scholarship Awards are intended for engineering degree and MSc level courses of any engineering discipline including MEng courses. Whitworth Senior Scholarships Awards are for those engineers who are planning to embark on postgraduate degree study for a PhD or EngD degree.

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Available to outstanding engineers who have excellent academic and practical skills and the qualities needed to succeed in industry, who are wishing to embark/or have already commenced on an engineering postgraduate programme.

The Whitworth Scholarship Award can be held in conjunction with other awards (except any other Whitworth Award).


At a glance

  • Funding valueUp to £20,000
  • Suitable for Applicants fromUK, EU
  • Deadline30 Jun 2019
  • Funding provider(s)Whitworth Scholarships


What it covers

  • Full-time PhD study - £5,450 per year for up to 4 years (excluding industrial placements)
  • MSc (1 year full-time) £5,450
  • MSc (2 year part-time) normally £2,500 per year
  • Part-time PhD study - The award will be paid on a reduced basis normally £2,500 per year

Who can apply

Available to outstanding engineers, who have excellent academic and practical skills and the qualities needed to succeed in industry. They must be wishing to embark/or have already commenced on an engineering degree-level programme of any engineering discipline.

Applicants must be a recent graduate who has pursued a vocational route in an engineering discipline typically for at least 2 years after having left full-time education and before entering a degree-level engineering course.

Applicants must be a British, Commonwealth or European Union Citizen.

Applicants must have been resident in the UK for at least 3 consecutive years immediately prior to undertaking study in the UK at a College of FE/HE or university.


Applicable courses

This funding opportunity is applicable to many courses, please see the 'Who can apply' section for more information.

How to apply

The closing date for applications is 30 June each year. For more information visit the website or email.