FIA Motorsport Engineering Scholarship

Academic year 2024
Amount 100% Tuition Fees
Cranfield, England


The Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), founded in 1904, is the world’s motor sport governing body and an advocate of safe, sustainable and accessible mobility for all road users across the world. With members in 146 countries, the FIA is committed to promoting greater diversity and inclusion.

Motorsport is a powerful tech laboratory for the future. All its technological advances, particularly in terms of safety and environment, benefit the general public.

The FIA partnered with Cranfield University are offering an engineering scholarship for academic year 2024-2025. Cranfield has undertaken research, consultancy and testing for the motorsport sector since the 1970s. The Cranfield Impact Centre is a FIA-approved test centre, 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 recognised that engineering talent often faces multiple barriers for entry into motorsport, the FIA has put in place a scholarship to assist one outstanding candidate to overcome them.

The FIA are looking for an engineer with exceptional personal qualities, has high academic merit and who is passionate about motorsport, yet 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.

Funding value Full scholarship covering tuition fees (GBP 27,910 for oversees students), and a contribution towards flights and living allowance.

Deadline 01 Apr 2024.

What it covers

The FIA motorsport engineering scholarship covers:

  • Payment of tuition fees for the MSc in Advanced Motorsport Engineering at Cranfield University (2024/25 academic year).

  • One roundtrip economy flight from the country of residence to the UK.

  • A stipend paid quarterly to cover a contribution towards accommodation and personal living expenses in the UK (total equivalent to approximately EUR 15,000 depending on exchange rates at the time of payment). You may require additional personal funding to complete your studies.

  • The total value of the scholarship shall not exceed EUR 50,000 (course fee, flights and contribution to cost of living).

Who can apply

To be eligible for the FIA scholarship you must:

  • Meet the entry requirements for the Advanced Motorsport Engineering MSc.

  • Please note, 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.


Application will close on 01 April 2024


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