"The Renesas Award means a lot to me – it has not only boosted my confidence to pursue Electronics, but also provided an invaluable opportunity to gain a first-hand insight to the industry."

Bhavya, Renesas Award recipient

Renesas Award for Female Undergraduates

The Renesas Award for Female Undergraduates is a collaboration between Renesas Electronics Europe (formerly Dialog) and the UKESF. The Award supports females who are commencing the first year of their undergraduate studies on Electronics-related degree courses at leading UK universities.

Renesas provides high performance power-saving solutions and works with some of the best household and industry names in the world. Their chips are found in an impressive range of everyday products and they operate from 33 locations in 16 countries.

What you get


  • A one-off bursary of £1,500
  • A paid summer work placement (min. 6 weeks) with Renesas at end of first year of study
  • Paid-for student membership of Women’s Engineering Society (WES) for duration of degree

Renesas Award Eligibility

You must:

  • Be a female student due to start an Electronics, or related engineering, course in September
  • Have a firm offer to study at one of the UKESF’s partner universities (click here and scroll down to see the list)

Not eligible? Have a look at our Scholarship Scheme instead.

What happens when

  • Students apply – March/April
  • Successful candidates shortlisted, interviewed and sent provisional offer – May/June/July
  • Students confirm degree offer acceptance at UKESF partner university – August
  • Bursaries paid – January
  • Work placements arranged for the following summer (at the end of first year at university)

How to Apply

Applications for 2022 are now closed. Please email [email protected] to be notified when applications open for 2022/23.

Please note that recipients of the Renesas Award for Female Undergraduates are not eligible for UKESF Scholarships during their first year of study, but may apply for a Scholarship for the second year onwards as long as they meet all of the eligibility criteria. Renesas is one of the company sponsors for the UKESF Scholarship Scheme.

Past Recipients of the Award

2022, Bhavya and Indira, both Imperial College London

2021, Lubabah, Durham University, and Emma, University of Cambridge

2020, Carol and Husna, both Imperial College London

2019 Alice, University of Cambridge, and Katie, Imperial College London