"The UKESF Scholarship Scheme and my placement this past year have truly been life-changing, I cannot thank you enough for the opportunities it has created for me and the doors it has opened."

UKESF Scholar, 2021


The UKESF offers scholarships to Electronics undergraduates at our partner universities – check the scrolling banner on the Universities main page for your university.

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 work placements of 6 or 12 months, or final year industry-based MEng project placements, in addition to summer placements.


  • Work for your sponsoring company during the summers you agree to when accepting the offer – check our tips for a successful summer placement here
  • Meet with your company mentor at least twice a year
  • Attend one of our Scholar Workshops
  • Help to promote Electronics in schools through at least one activity each year – we’ll support you in this
  • Help at your university in supporting UKESF scholarships to other students
  • Submit annual reports to us and your sponsoring company during the scholarship

The UKESF Scholar Workshops are 4-day residential courses for scholars, packed with professional and personal development sessions and networking with speakers from the Electronics sector. Our workshops help to equip you with skills not covered by university, and also count as 27 hours towards the IET CPD monitoring scheme.

Read about the most recent Scholar Workshop here.

In 2017 the UKESF held a Celebration Event to mark five years since the graduation of the first cohort of scholars. A booklet was also launched at the event, looking back on the Scholarship Scheme to see how it has evolved and celebrate the achievements of the scholars thus far – download it here.

Female students currently in their final year of college or sixth form may be eligible for the Dialog Award for Female Undergraduates as an alternative to the UKESF Scholarship Scheme. You can still then apply for a UKESF Scholarship from your second year onwards.