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Formula 1® (F1) will fund two new undergraduate students from an underrepresented background to study for an Engineering degree at the University of Cambridge. The Formula 1® Engineering Scholarship will cover tuition fees and provide a maintenance grant for the four year duration of the course. For 2023-24, the total award for the year will be worth £20,000. Receipt of this award will not affect eligibility for a Cambridge Bursary. Find out more about our partnership with Formula 1.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for the Formula 1® Engineering Scholarship, applicants must:

  1. Either identify as female (and have any category of ethnicity)
    Identify as male, and have one of the following categories of ethnicity (which are currently underrepresented at the University compared to the UK HE sector)
    • Bangladeshi
    • Pakistani
    • Black African
    • Black Caribbean
    • Black Other
    • Mixed White/Black
  2. Have a confirmed place for entry to the University of Cambridge for a first undergraduate Engineering degree, and due to commence study in October 2023. (You can check the status of your offer on UCAS Hub.)
  3. Be a UK student and have been assessed for fee status as 'home'. You were advised of your fee status in the offer letter issued to you earlier this year. If you are in doubt, please contact the Cambridge College that has offered you a place.
  4. Have applied to Student Finance (England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland) for a tuition fee loan and maintenance loan, and have received confirmation that you have been assessed and will receive financial support. An income assessment must have been conducted and consent given to share the information with the University. Please note that if you are awarded an Formula 1® Engineering Scholarship you will be able to reduce the amount of loan you take out to zero, but you will still need an income assessment from Student Finance to be able to receive the Cambridge Bursary.

How to apply

Applications for 2023 have now closed and will reopen in August 2024.

If you have questions regarding the Formula 1® Engineering Scholarship, please email

Apply for a scholarship

Applications for 2023 have now closed and will reopen in August 2024.