The Renesas Award is an opportunity, for a number of female students, to gain valuable work experience, alongside receiving a bursary and membership of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES). The award is for students in their final year of school (Year 13 in England and Wales or S6 in Scotland) who are beginning an undergraduate degree in Electronics, at one of our 29 partner universities, from September.  

The award is a collaboration between the UKESF and Renesas Electronics Europe, who provide high performance power-saving solutions and work 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. The award was previously a partnership with the UKESF and Dialog, who were acquired by Renesas in 2021.

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Renesas have roles available at the following locations:

Swindon – Bourne End – Edinburgh – Harlow

Job descriptions will be added shortly.


Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

  • Be a female student due to start an Electronics, Computer Science, or related engineering course in September
  • Have a conditional offer to study at one of UKESF’s partner universities. Partner universities can be found here

Not eligible? Please take a look at our Scholarship Scheme 

How to Apply

Important dates for the Award are:

  • Students apply – June 
  • Successful candidates are shortlisted, interviewed, and sent a provisional offer – July/August
  • 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)

Applications are now open

The deadline to apply is 10pm on Friday 28th June, 2024


The award includes:

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

Past Recipients of the Award

2020/2021 Award Winners: Lubabah, Durham University, and Emma, University of Cambridge

2019/2020 Award Winners: Carol and Husna, both Imperial College London

2018/2019 Award Winners: Alice, University of Cambridge, and Katie, Imperial College London