Information about making the most of your Scholarship
“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 partner universities. Students awarded a UKESF Scholarship are supported throughout their degree with opportunities for work experience, professional development, networking and outreach.
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 will be closing shortly but we do still have a selection of companies offering scholarships.
Benefits of the Scholarship include:
- An annual bursary of £1,000 per annum
- Paid summer 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
Each UKESF Scholarship lasts from the year you apply, until graduation. It includes a bursary for each academic year and a work placement (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.