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Fully Funded Motorsport Engineering Scholarships at Cranfield University in the UK 2024

Fully Funded Motorsport Engineering Scholarships at Cranfield University in the UK 2024

Fully Funded Motorsport Engineering Scholarships at Cranfield University in the UK 2024

The FIA, partnered with Cranfield University, is offering an engineering scholarship for the academic year 2023-2024. Cranfield has undertaken research, consultancy, and testing for the motorsport sector since the 1970s. The Cranfield Impact Centre is a FIA-approved test center, and Cranfield Simulation (AXSIM) is at the forefront of driver-in-loop race-driving simulation. With strong links to industry through the Cranfield Motorsport MSc Steering Committee, graduates can anticipate career opportunities ranging from design roles to working trackside with teams.

Having recognized that engineering talent often faces multiple barriers to entry into motorsport, the FIA has put in place a scholarship to assist one outstanding candidate in overcoming them.

The FIA is looking for an engineer with exceptional personal qualities, high academic merit, and who is passionate about motorsport but is not able to afford to study at Cranfield. The successful candidate will benefit from a 1-year scholarship, covering tuition fees for an MSc in Advanced Motorsport Engineering and a contribution towards associated living costs in the UK.

At a glance

  • Funding value full scholarship covering tuition fees (GBP 26,580 for oversees students) and a contribution towards flights and living allowance
  • Suitable for Applicants from the UK, EU, and the Rest of the World
  • Deadline: 15 February 2023
  • Funding provider(s)FIA

What it covers

The FIA Motorsport Engineering Scholarship covers:

  • Payment of tuition fees for the MSc in Advanced Motorsport Engineering at Cranfield University (2023–24 academic year).
  • One roundtrip economy flight from the country of residence to the UK.
  • A stipend is paid quarterly to cover a contribution towards accommodation and personal living expenses in the UK (total equivalent to EUR 16,000, depending on exchange rates at the time of payment). You may require additional personal funding to complete your studies.

Who can apply?

To be eligible for the FIA scholarship, you must:

  • Meet the entry requirements for the Advanced Motorsport Engineering MSc.
  • Please note that competition for places on the Advanced Motorsport Engineering MSc is very strong. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate high academic ability, a demonstrable passion for motorsport, and present a strong case regarding the need to overcome the barriers to entry to both study at Cranfield and to achieve a future career in motorsport.
  • Potential to support the FIA and Cranfield University as a student ambassador.

Applicable courses

  • Advanced Motorsport Engineering, MSc

Further information

For more information, please visit the FIA website and contact an FIA member organization in your country before contacting Cranfield University.

How to apply

  • Contact an FIA member organization in your country to determine your eligibility and to receive additional information about the FIA and the scholarship:
  • Complete an application for the Advanced Motorsport Engineering MSc.
  • Applicants wishing to be considered for the FIA Motorsport Engineering Scholarship should indicate their interest on the course application form, including a short personal statement of why they should be considered.
  • Applications will be processed, and following standard admissions practice for the course, you may be selected for a Cranfield University course admission interview.
  • During your interview, you will be asked questions about your motivation and need for the FIA Motorsport Engineering Scholarship.
  • Following the Cranfield interview, a short list of candidates will be interviewed by the FIA.

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