Scholarships & funding opportunities

Spirit AeroSystems Scholarship

Spirit AeroSystems are one of the largest non-OEM manufacturers and suppliers of aerospace components in the world.  A $7 billion company with more than 16,000 highly skilled employees. Spirit has facilities in the U.S., U.K., France and Malaysia.  The scale, volume and variety of Spirit’s programs tell the story of modern aerospace manufacturing- from aluminium structures built with the latest robotics technology, to the most advanced composite production and curing techniques.

In its Prestwick, Scotland location, Spirit produces leading edge and trailing edge structures of the Airbus A320 family and wing structures for the Boeing 767.  The Prestwick site also has responsibility for the design and production of the leading edge structure of the Airbus A350 and is finalising plans for production of a new Airbus work package for spoilers.

Spirit is focused on areas of research and development that specifically address current customer needs and anticipate opportunities for programs of the future.  Spirit recently announced plans to build the Aerospace Innovation Centre at the Prestwick location to support growth in research and technology, positioning the business at the forefront of aerospace technology. 

The value of the scholarship is £2,000 per annum up to a maximum of four years.

  • Number of scholarships Two per year.
  • Value £2,000 per annum up to a maximum of four years.
  • Opens 16 September 2019
  • Deadline 9 October 2019
  • Help with Living costs
  • Duration maximum 4 years


Second year students studying on MEng progammes in the Departments of

  • Design, Manufacture & Engineering Management
  • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Applicants must be of UK domicile and hold a UK passport. 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.

Further Information

The recipients of the scholarship will also have the opportunity to undertake a summer placement within the Engineering Function of Spirit AeroSystems, Prestwick, working alongside professional engineers supporting current and emerging projects.


How to apply

The application process opens in semester 1 and eligible students will be notified by email when applications are open and how to apply.