"It’ll help with my studies when I go back to university because we’ve studied the beginnings of what I’ve done here, but didn’t get to apply any of it."

Alice, Dialog Award recipient

Dialog Award for Female Undergraduates

The Dialog Award for Female Undergraduates is a collaboration between Dialog Semiconductor and the UKESF. It supports a number of female undergraduates who are commencing the first year of their studies on Electronics-related degree courses at leading UK universities.

Dialog Semiconductor 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 Dialog at end of first year of study
  • Paid-for student membership of Women’s Engineering Society (WES) for duration of degree

Dialog Award Eligibility

You must:

  • Be a female student due to start an Electronics, or related engineering, course in September (UCAS codes H6XX)
  • 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 Internship Programme or Scholarship Scheme instead.

What happens when

  • The application window is from the beginning to the end of June
  • Successful candidates will be shortlisted, interviewed and sent a provisional offer during July/August
  • Confirm acceptance on degree course at UKESF partner university in August
  • Bursaries will be paid in January
  • Work placements are arranged for summer

How to Apply

Applications for 2021/22 will open at the beginning of June and close at 10pm on Wednesday 30th June 2021. Please email info@ukesf.org to be notified when applications are open.

Please note that recipients of the Dialog Award for Female Undergraduates are not eligible for UKESF Scholarships or Internships 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. Dialog Semiconductor is one of the company sponsors for the UKESF Scholarship Scheme.

Past Recipients of the Award

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

2020, Carol and Husna, both Imperial College

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