A competition for a six-month internship and subsequent contract at Ferrari is showing promise for 18 graduates from UK universities.
Over 5300 business and engineering graduates, from a total of 23 different countries, applied for the scheme.
The applicants were whittled down to a choice selection of just 96, 18 of which are from UK universities.
"This means the UK universities have fielded around 1 in 5 of all candidates worldwide," said a Ferrari spokesperson.
"This not only shows the extraordinary strength of the academic programmes in the UK, but also the enduring appeal of the Ferrari brand to those who are studying engineering or business at UK universities,"
Institutes represented by the graduates include Cambridge University, the Cranfield Institute of Technology, Durham University, the Imperial College of London, the London School of Economics, Oxford University and University College, London.