Whitworth Scholarship Awards (Undergraduate & Masters)

Scholarships

Undergraduate Master

Location (s):

  • United Kingdom

Overview

The Whitworth Scholarship Awards are all about enabling outstanding engineers, who have excellent academic and practical skills and the qualities needed to succeed in industry, to take an engineering degree-level programme in any engineering discipline.

Details

Purpose

(For undergraduate engineering degree-level courses of any engineering discipline including MEng and MSc courses).

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 degree-level programme of any engineering discipline.

Interviews

Mandatory for all shortlisted candidates

Closing date for applications

30th June each year

Conditions

Whitworth Scholarship Awards (for undergraduate engineering degree-level courses of any engineering discipline including BEng, MEng and MSc courses) are offered in competition to outstanding engineers:

  • who have pursued a vocational training 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.
  • who have obtained or will obtain an appropriate qualification for admission to the planned engineering degree-level programme of any engineering discipline.
  • who are British, Commonwealth or European Union citizens.
  • 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.

Whitworth Scholarship Awards are also offered to students who meet the above conditions and:

  • are already on an engineering degree-level programme of any engineering discipline, or
  • are engineering graduates who wish to further their academic qualifications by completing MSc courses. (Graduates must have 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.)

ONLY ONE AWARD CAN BE GRANTED TO AN INDIVIDUAL

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers has discretion to vary the conditions of eligibility for potential candidates who have been prevented from complying completely with the conditions attached to the award due to serious illness or other sufficient cause.

Closing date for applications is 30 June each year.

The decision of The Institution of Mechanical Engineers on any matter in connection with the selection, or award or withdrawal of the Scholarships and Awards, shall be final.* 

* Please note that The Institution of Mechanical Engineers is the Trustee of the Whitworth Trust Fund from which the Whitworth Scholarship Awards Scheme is funded. However, the Scholarships are available to any engineering disciplines.

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Eligibility

Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:

FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDY

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.

Applicants must have 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.

FOR MSc STUDY

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.


Dates:

Deadline: June 30, 2019


Cost/funding for participants:

Value

  • Full-time study - £5,450 per year for up to 4 years (excluding industrial placements)
  • Sandwich - The award will be paid on a pro rata basis
  • Part-time study - The award will be paid on a reduced basis normally £2,500 per year
  • MSc (1 year full-time) - £5,450
  • MSc (2 year part-time) - normally £2,800 per year

The Whitworth Scholarship Award will not exceed a total of £21,800 for any individual. The Whitworth Scholarship Award can be held in conjunction with other awards (except any other Whitworth Award).

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