Scholarships & funding opportunities

Formula 1 Scholarship

Formula 1 (F1) is the world’s largest annual global sporting event, racing in 22 countries across 5 continents. For over 70 years, they have been at the forefront of automotive engineering and have pioneered technology that has transformed road safety and efficiency. F1 are committed to having their fans at the heart of everything they do and have a solutions-focused attitude to new opportunities and open and collaborative ways of working.

As part of their #WeRaceAsOne initiative which aims to increase diversity and inclusion, Formula 1 will fund two Engineering Scholarships for under-represented groups at the University of Strathclyde.

Two scholarship will be awarded at the start of academic year 2021-22, and the recipients will be supported throughout their entire degree (maximum of 5 years).  The awards will cover the full cost of any university fees and an agreed stipend each year (£12,500). The total amount of the award will therefore be dependent on the status of the students who are selected.

  • Number of scholarships 2
  • Value Full tuition fees and annual stipend
  • Opens 13 September 2021
  • Deadline 17 September 2021
  • Help with Tuition fees, Living costs, Equipment and study costs
  • Duration Maximum of 5 years


In order to be eligible to apply, students must be:

  • Joining an undergraduate degree programme (BEng Hons or MEng) in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in academic year 2021-2022.
  • Considered as Scottish domiciled or Rest of UK (RUK) student for fee purposes and have the right to live and work in the UK.
  • From an under-represented group (for the purposes of this scholarship, this has been defined as coming from a BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) background and/or is female).

Further Information

A selection committee which will be chaired by the Head of Department of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department (or his/her nominee) and will include the Head of Access Equality and Inclusion (or his/her nominee), a representative from the Alumni and Development department and a member of teaching staff within the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering will consider applications and shortlist up to five students who will be invited to interview on Friday 24 September 2021. Applicants must first meet the eligibility criteria as outlined above and the following selection criteria will be used to inform the committees decision:

  • Indicators of disadvantage:
  • Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) category.
  • Free school meals and/or Education Maintenance Allowance entitlement.
  • Other indicators: Care Experience, a Carer, estranged or from a refugee background.
  • Evidence of how the applicant would benefit from the opportunity.
  • Evidence of academic merit and/or potential.

The selection committee have sole discretion in making the selection of the scholarship recipients and may prioritise female students when awarding the scholarship.

Successful candidates will be notified by Thursday 30 September 2021.

Scholarship awards will be paid to successful candidates in annual instalments. The first award will be paid in October 2021 with future payments made in September each year.