Mechanical Engineering

Churchill Cambridge Scholarship



$40,000/year for PhD studies at Cambridge University


The Churchill Cambridge Scholarship, worth $40,000/yr+, is awarded to a graduate of the University of Alberta entering Ph.D. studies at Cambridge University.  Students now completing a B.Sc. or M.Sc. degree in Engineering are eligible to apply.  Graduates with one or two years of experience will also be considered.  The successful applicant will enter Churchill College at Cambridge University, a college that houses a concentration of engineering and science graduate students.  The Churchill Cambridge Scholarship is normally renewed for a second and third year of study, subject to suitable progress.

+ The Churchill Scholarship is reduced to $33,000/yr if you hold another scholarship over $10,000.

Cambridge University offers a broad range of research areas and facilities in engineering.  The main Cambridge University Engineering Department has six research divisions:

  • Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics, Acoustics, Turbo machinery
  • Electrical engineering
  • Mechanics and materials
  • Geotechnical and Structures
  • Manufacturing and management
  • Information engineering (control, communications and computing)
  • And a separate Chemical Engineering Department


Further information on Cambridge University can be found at:

Engineering Department                  

Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology   

Churchill College                             

Graduate Studies Prospectus          

The Cambridge Graduate Studies website ( is particularly informative about Cambridge University, the Cambridge college system, fees and other things that concern graduate students.


Application for the scholarship should be made by writing a letter of application to:

Churchill Cambridge Scholarship

The Dean, Faculty of Engineering

9-201 Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering

The University of Alberta

T6G 1H9

Application Deadline

October 1, 2020


The letter of application should include your reasons for wishing to study at Cambridge and a brief description of your area of interest (2 page maximum), a University of Alberta transcript, and the names of two references, preferably at the University of Alberta.  The Committee is looking for candidates who will excel at Cambridge University and project a positive image as an ambassador for Alberta.  You may also attach a formal resume to your letter.  For more information, please contact:

Dr. Jason Olfert at


Department of Mechanical Engineering

10-340 Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering

University of Alberta

Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 1H9