Students in selected engineering and computing courses at the University of Ulster can apply for an Asidua Scholarship. It is funded by Asidua, a software company based in Belfast. It describes the scholarship as being worth £25,000. This is made up of a grant of £1,000 for each academic year of the student's course. The student also gets eight weeks of paid summer work during each year. In addition they get a paid placement in their third year. They can also continue working part-time once the placement is finished and while they are still completing their studies.
Any student enrolled on one of the nine qualifying courses can apply. The courses are BEng/MEng Electronic Engineering, BEng Software Engineering, BSc Honours Computer Science, BEng Honours Computing and Engineering, BSc Computing Science, BSc Computing, BEng Electronics and Computer Systems, BEng/BEng Hons Electronics & Software, and BEng Computer Games Development.