“The UKESF Scholarship Programme has genuinely changed my life. Acquiring industry experience is a vital part of higher education, especially within such rapidly evolving fields as electronic engineering, so I’d wholeheartedly recommend applying for a UKESF Scholarship”

UKESF Scholar 2020-2023

The award winning UKESF Scholarship Scheme has been designed in collaboration with leading employers to support undergraduates to gain experience and develop the skills they need to thrive in Electronics.

Each year, many prestigious Electronics and Technology employers offer UKESF Scholarships to undergraduates from our 28 partner universities. Students awarded a UKESF Scholarship are supported throughout their degree with an annual bursary, paid work experience, professional development and networking opportunities.

What’s more, 93% of UKESF Scholars, who have completed their studies, have gone on to secure jobs in the Electronics and Technology sectors.

In 2022, our Scholarship Scheme was awarded a prestigious Princess Royal Training Award, testament to the valuable work experience that our network of employers provides, and the in-depth wrap-around support that helps undergraduates to thrive when they enter the workplace.


Applications for the UKESF Scholarship Scheme 2023/24 are now closed

If you’d like to register your interest for the UKESF Scholarship Scheme 2024/25 please email [email protected]

Are you an employer? If your company is interested in joining the UKESF Scholarship Scheme please click here for more information about getting involved.

UKESF Scholarship Scheme benefits

  • An annual bursary of £1,000 per annum
  • Paid work placements*
  • A paid-for place at a residential UKESF Scholars’ Workshop
  • Being connected to a leading employer in the Electronics sector
  • Mentorship from your sponsoring company
  • Chance to network and build professional relationships
  • Support from a UKESF buddy
  • Each year we also subsidise final-year female scholars to attend the WES Student Conference
*work placement is 8 weeks minimum each year. Some companies offer longer work placements of 6 or 12 months, or final year industry-based MEng project placements, in addition to summer placements.

Partner Universities