Amazon Future Engineer Bursary

The School of Informatics in conjunction with Amazon has a scholarship designed to support students in their studies throughout their time at the University of Edinburgh.

Please note

Applications for this year's Amazon Future Engineer Bursary are now closed.

About the fund

The Bursary will be open to any UK-domiciled applicant from a low-income background who is in their first term of their first year of undergraduate study at the School of Informatics. Up to two scholarships, which each offer £3500 per year, are available.

The University believes that female students, and those who identify as women including cis and trans people and non-binary or gender fluid people who identify in a significant way as women or female, are disproportionately under-represented in the School of Informatics compared to others, including males from low-income backgrounds. Therefore, the Bursary will be awarded to an eligible female student ahead of an eligible male student in one of these subjects. The University believes that this preference and this Bursary would be a proportionate step to address the gender imbalance.

What to expect

Scholarship holders will be expected to act as Student Ambassadors for the School of Informatics. We will approach the successful candidates with further details on how they can engage with Amazon and report on the impact the scholarship has had on their studies.

About the selection process

The scholarships will be awarded broadly on the strength of the support statement.  The selection panel will also consider the financial circumstances of applicants to ensure that, as far as possible, a student's financial situation does not impede a university education. Each applicant will be expected to provide a short supporting statement outlining why they have chosen their programme of study at the University of Edinburgh, and this helps towards their career goals.

This sum will be paid for the years up to four years of a programme of undergraduate study.

Application outcome

Outcome of applications will be decided by a selection panel formed from Informatics staff with notification due by the end of November. Any questions can also be addressed to Neil Heatley, Head of Student Services, at the above email address.

Please note that recipients of this fund are not expected to be in receipt of other sources of funding from within the University.