Faculty of Engineering

Postgraduate fees and funding

The University of Nottingham offers a comprehensive and expanding range of scholarships in order to encourage academic excellence, aid diversity, and offer real financial assistance in cases of hardship, whether individually or by region.

Those relevant to engineering students are shown below.

There may be other funding you are eligible to apply for that we haven't listed, so please visit the Researcher Academy.

General funding advice

ESLC (funding)
Hear from our scholarship students

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Nadia Afroze
PhD in Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Research Excellence PhD Scholarship

I would not have been able to do my PhD in the UK without this scholarship. It has allowed me to join the Optics and Photonics Research group which covers a wide range of my research interests, such as laser ultrasonics and microscopy.

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Peter Smith
PhD in 3D Printing in Space
Rieger High Fliers PhD Scholarship

This scholarship has allowed me to study an area which is rapidly emerging and therefore very difficult to find funded programs for. I believe this scholarship will open doors for me - eventually I would like to work in R&D in the space industry.

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Paige Tien
PhD in Building Technology
ESPRC Funded Studentship

The scholarship has helped every aspect of my studies, from aiding PhD fees, to general living maintenance and personal needs; it's enabled me to focus more on my studies as well as to maximise my experience at University.

Postgraduate taught scholarships

High Fliers Taught Masters Scholarship

In recognition of academic excellence, all students from the faculty who graduate with a first class undergraduate degree will be eligible for a 10% fee discount/scholarship if accepted on to an engineering taught masters course starting in September 2021.

Students who graduate with a first class undergraduate degree from the faculty and start the MArch Architecture with Collaborative Practice Research (ARB/RIBA Pt2) course in September 2021 are eligible for a £500 fee discount/scholarship.

Students who graduate with a first class MArch Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 2) degree from the faculty and start Professional Practice in Architecture (Part 3) PG Cert ARB RIBA course in Autumn 2021 are eligible for a 10% fee discount/scholarship.


  • Only available to students who achieve a first class undergraduate degree from the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Nottingham
  • Only available to students who begin their studies in 2021
  • Available to graduates from the UK, China and Malaysia campuses
  • Available to UK, EU and overseas students
  • Only available for students coming to study in the UK
  • Please note that this cannot be combined with any other scholarship or tuition fee discount

Confirm your eligibility

To apply for this scholarship you must contact the email address below, stating your student ID number, before 31 October 2021.


* Due to differences in how tuition fees are paid, international students will receive scholarships as tuition fee discounts and home/EU students will receive it as a payment.

Developing Solutions Masters Scholarship 

Africa, India and selected Commonwealth countries listed on the scholarship page.

Visit the International Office website for more information


Other Research and Masters Scholarships

A full list of research scholarships and masters scholarships for EU and international applicants is available on the international office website:

Please visit our university funding pages for more information and advice on funding for research courses and funding for masters courses.

Support offered by external organisations

Various external organisations also provide funding for engineers, particularly researchers. Some of the main funding organisations are:


Visit student fees and finance to find out more about the postgraduate research and taught fees.


Visit our step-by-step guides on funding options for prospective and current students.

PhD studentships

A list of available PhD studentships is on the engineering website.


Postgraduate loans available for eligible UK students

Postgraduate loans of up to £10,906 are available for eligible UK students who are studying a taught or research Masters course.

Faculty of Engineering

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