Royal Academy of Engineering MSc Motorsport Scholarship Programme

How are the scholarships awarded?

These scholarships aim to help address the underrepresentation of Black or mixed Black ethnic engineers and accelerate the rate of progress of change.

Successful awardees will receive:

  • Up to £25,000 of funding to cover the full tuition fees and maintenance costs for an eligible Motorsport (or related) MSc course
  • Dedicated training and networking events with Motorsport representatives
  • Dedicated Motorsport experiences
  • Access to career training and support, through the Graduate Engineering Engagement Programme (GEEP)
  • Access to an online community forum to collaborate and communicate with other awardees and programme supporters

As a result of completing the programme, awardees will have:

  • Increased knowledge of the motorsport sector, including skills requirements, career opportunities and pathways
  • Increased skills and confidence in completing job applications and performance in selection and interview processes, including assessment centres
  • Increased professional and networking capital
  • Membership within the programme’s alumni community upon graduation
  • Access to resources and planned activities to improve engineering employability


Applicants to the programme must:

  • Be from a Black or Mixed Black ethnic background.
  • Be considered as a UK student and eligible for Home fee status and have the right to live and work in the UK.
  • Be applying, or have applied, to one of the eligible Master's degree courses listed below, to start in the 2024/2025 academic year.

Applicants must either:

  • Be in the final year of your undergraduate study on an engineering, or engineering related degree, as per the entry requirements for your chosen Master’s course.


  • If you are a graduate, you must have graduated within the last three years at the time you will enrol on your chosen Master’s course.

Eligible Master's degree courses:

  • Aerospace Engineering MSc
  • Advanced Mechanical Engineering MSc
  • Automotive Engineering MSc 
  • Advanced Computer Science (Artifical Intelligence) MSc
  • Communications and Signal Processing MSc
  • Materials Science and Engineering MSc

Please visit the Royal Academy of Engineering website for full eligibility criteria and to find out how to apply.

Year of entry


Internal or external

External (funded from outside the University)