Scholarships & funding opportunities

BP Scholarships

BP is one of the largest producers of oil and gas in the world. They employ people across six continents and own multiple refineries and petrochemical plants around the globe, a fleet of 80 ships and tens of thousands of miles of pipeline. 

BP relies on talented and ambitious business & trading professionals, engineers and scientists. They are delighted to offer students at the University of Strathclyde the chance to secure a scholarship.


  • Number of scholarships There are up to 10 scholarships available
  • Value Financial support of £3000 per year, from your third year of study
  • Opens 23 October 2019
  • Deadline 29 November 2019
  • Help with Living costs, Equipment and study costs
  • Duration Maximum of three years - from your third year of study


Second year students studying on selected MEng programmes in the Departments of

  • Chemical & Process Engineering
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Electronic & Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
  • Naval Architecture, Ocean & Marine Engineering

Students must maintain a 2.1 average for the duration of their studies and failure to do so could result in the scholarship being terminated.

Number of Scholarships

Being a BP scholar will provide financial support of £3000 per year, from your third year of study, as well as much more. You’ll have unique opportunities to experience first-hand what we do – whether it’s using the latest technology to find oil and gas, renewables ventures, building platforms in the ocean, developing low-carbon fuels and lubricants, working on the bustling trading floor or supporting the whole business through functions such as HR, Sales and Marketing.

You’ll be invited to join us for exclusive events and experiences and to meet BP employees who are currently or have recently been on our graduate and intern programmes.

If you’re interested in discovering even more, being a BP scholar will fast track you to an interview for an internship or graduate role later on in your degree.

Further Information

Other scholarship opportunities are also available at the University of Strathclyde. If you are applying for, or already receiving, a corporate scholarship or bursary with an annual value of up to £1,500, you may also apply to the BP scholarship scheme (providing that your funding source permits this). However, if you are receiving annual scholarship funding above £1,500 you will not be eligible for the BP scheme.

How to apply

If you have received this email directly then you are on an eligible course at the University of Strathclyde.  Our scholarships are then awarded based on academic merit and potential. If you are a second year student who wishes to apply, you will need to:

1.            Complete our online application form. This is now open and closes at 11.59pm Friday 29th November  2019

2.            Complete our situational judgement questionnaire and online numerical and verbal tests (if invited)

3.            Complete a virtual interview (if invited)

4.            Attend a face to face interview on campus (if invited)

Please follow the link to apply. You will then just need to create a log in ID to start filling in your application form 

We recommend you prepare well and practice for both the online tests and interviews. This is very similar to applying for a job. Advice on application forms can also be found here