Scholarships

At the Department of Mechanical Engineering, we want to recognise the hard work and achievement of our undergraduate students.

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That’s why both the department and wider Faculty of Engineering have scholarships for undergraduates that acknowledge and encourage academic excellence.

For more information on available scholarships for mechanical engineering and the eligibility criteria involved, please see below. 

Want to know more? Please get in touch via admit.mech@sheffield.ac.uk


Academic Achievement Scholarships 2020/21 (Home and EU Status Students)

Open to UK students joining us in 2021/22, the Academic Achievement Scholarship is a cash bursary that recognises academic excellence.

Offered to eligible students who join us as first year mechanical engineering undergraduates, it is given automatically with no need to apply. There are two levels of bursary available for first year students based on grades achieved.

Eligibility criteria

You will need to join us as a first year undergraduate fee-paying student for 2021/22 with UK Home status, having selected our course as your ‘firm’ UCAS choice.

There are two bursary awards available, which require a minimum A Level grade or equivalent.  

  • A*A*A* = £1500 cash bursary (level 2) 
  • A*A*A = £1000 cash bursary (level 1)

To qualify for the first level of award you will need A* grades in two required subjects including maths and an A in an additional subject. For the second level, you must achieve A* in two required subjects including maths and an A* in an additional subject.

Students joining us directly in year 2, may also be eligible. Please contact admit.mech@sheffield.ac.uk to discuss in more detail.


Engineering Excellence Scholarship 2021 Entry (International Students)

We are offering a number of scholarship awards to international, undergraduate students with established and continued academic excellence.

The scholarship will be awarded to international undergraduate students who exceed the academic conditions of our standard UCAS offer. Candidates who attain A level grades of A*AA or above (or the equivalent qualification in your country) will receive the Excellence Scholarship

To be eligible for an  Excellence Scholarship you must:

  • make The University of Sheffield your first (firm) choice in the UCAS application process for 2021 entry
  • be an undergraduate student
  • be classed as an international student for tuition fee purposes
  • be taking all prerequisite subjects for your selected degree

We will offer the scholarship in the form of a cash bursary at the start of your course should you be eligible.  The scholarship amount is dependent on your academic achievement:  A*AA - £1000, A*A*A - £2000 and A*A*A* - £3000. Equivalent qualifications can be found here.

Once in receipt of this scholarship, you will be awarded £1,000 each subsequent academic year subject to maintaining a 70% overall average mark in the previous academic year.            

If you join us directly in year 2, please contact our Undergraduate Admissions Officer to discuss your eligibility for the scholarship.             

Candidates will not have to apply for these scholarships, as they are automatically awarded to all eligible students when they commence their studies in the Department.

If you require further information please contact our Recruitment and Employability Officer via admit.mech@sheffield.ac.uk

Further details:

  • The scholarships will take the form of a cash bursary only.
  • The scholarship will be awarded automatically – no application is required in the first or any subsequent years.
  • Receipt of the scholarship in subsequent years of study is subject to you achieving 70% overall average mark in the previous academic year. The scholarship will be withdrawn if you fail to achieve 70% and it will not be reinstated in the following year.
  • You will not receive the scholarship during any optional or compulsory study abroad periods or year in industry.
  • Students taking the University of Sheffield International College pathway program are not eligible for the scholarship.
  • The scholarship can be awarded in conjunction with other University of Sheffield scholarships as long as the individual does not become fully funded for tuition fee purposes, as a result of the sum of these awards.

    Disclaimer

    All details were correct at time of publication and can be subject to change.


    Excellence Scholarship for NCUK 2nd-year direct entry

    £1K to each applicant who achieves an overall 70% - 79.9% and meets all our entry criteria (i.e., B in EAP, minimum of 70% in Maths, and minimum of 60% in all the other modules). Then a further £1K per academic year subject to maintaining a >70% overall average mark in the previous academic year.

    £2K  to each applicant who achieves an overall 80% - 84.9% and meets all our entry criteria (i.e., B in EAP, minimum of 70% in Maths, and minimum of 60% in all the other modules). Then a further £1K per academic year subject to maintaining a >70% overall average mark in the previous academic year.

    £3K  to each applicant who achieves an overall >85% and meets all our entry criteria (i.e., B in EAP, minimum of 70% in Maths, and minimum of 60% in all the other modules). Then a further £1K per academic year subject to maintaining a >70% overall average mark in the previous academic year.


    Faculty of Engineering Physics Pathway scholarship

    We are pleased to offer accommodation scholarships to all Widening Participation and female applicants on the Faculty of Engineering Physics Pathway.

    You are eligible to apply for the scholarship if you meet any of the following criteria:

    • You are a female applicant.
    • You are from a black and minority ethnic group.
    • You have been in care as a looked-after child for at least 13 weeks since the age of 14.
    • You have a disability.
    • You are a carer for an ill or disabled family member.
    • You come from one of the most deprived areas of the country as defined by the government's IMD (Indices of Multiple Deprivation) database. If your postcode IMD value is 16,250 or less, you meet this criteria. You can check your postcode using the IMD search tool. Please note this map only covers England and the postcode we will use is that of your home address in your last year of school or college.
    • You come from an area where it is unusual for people to go to university. This is defined by the government's classification called Polar 3, to meet this criteria your address must fall into quintile 1 or 2. Check your address area using the Participation of Local Areas (POLAR) search tool. We'll use your home address in your last year of school or college. Please note this information only covers the UK.
    • You were/are in receipt of a Maintenance Grant as an undergraduate.

      The awards will be paid/provided to cover accommodation for the three weeks during the Faculty of Engineering (FoE) Pathway to Engineering and are in addition to other scholarships currently advertised for Home, EU and Overseas students.

      Please contact us via admit.mech@sheffield.ac.uk to discuss participation in this programme and to find out more about scholarships.

      Once accepted on to the physics pathway programme you’ll need to make a normal UCAS application for your degree. You do not have to pass any exams on this course to progress on to your degree, all we ask is that you attend all sessions.

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