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Engineering Horizons Bursary

For Apprentices and Students

At least six bursaries will be available in 2016: 3 for apprentices and 3 for students.

Bursary holders are expected to be ambassadors for the IET and engineering.

Students who have followed a vocational route into engineering, or who have overcome obstacles or personal challenges to pursue an engineering education, mature students, part-time students and apprentices are encouraged to apply.

    

Benefits

IET Engineering Horizons Bursary holders will receive:

  • Annual award of £1,000 per year, for the duration of their undergraduate degree or apprenticeship: up to three years for Bachelors students and four years for apprentices and MEng students. The first instalment will be paid in January 2017 and subsequent payments will be made annually, subject to satisfactory reports.

  • Certificate

  • Free membership of the IET for the duration of their course or apprenticeship if not already received as an IET Academic Partner with their university or through their IET Approved Apprenticeship scheme.

  • Advice and information from the IET on EngTech or ICTTech registration and also technician professional registration application fee, when ready to apply.

    

Criteria

The IET Engineering Horizons Bursary is for UK residents only.

Apprentices

  • Apprentices who have been accepted on to the first year of an IET Approved Apprenticeship Scheme. Continuation of the bursary will be dependent on receipt of positive annual reports from the apprenticeship provider or employer and examples of engineering ambassadorial activities.
  • Applicants will be required to provide evidence that financial support will help them with their apprenticeship.
  • Applicants must demonstrate a passion for engineering and creative engineering activity.

Students

  • Students who have been accepted onto an IET accredited degree course in the United Kingdom. The Bursaries are available to students in their first year of university. Continuation of the bursary will be dependent on obtaining 50 per cent or more in the overall assessment of the academic year and examples of engineering ambassadorial activities.
  • Applicants will be required to provide evidence that financial support will help them with their engineering studies.
  • Applicants must demonstrate a passion for engineering and creative engineering activity.
  • Students who are already in receipt of, or who are eligible for, an IET Diamond Jubilee scholarship are not eligible for this award.

   

How to apply

Complete the online application form using the link at the top of this page. Applications and all supporting documents must be received by the deadline.

How to apply for Engineering Horizons Bursary (flowchart)

  • Log in to the online system when you have read the eligibility criteria on this webpage and you are ready to complete the online form. Enter your email address and the password you chose when you registered with the system.

  • Please read all the instructions carefully.

  • Submitting an application is a multi-step process. Each step asks several questions. Some questions are marked “required” and you will not be able to complete your submission until these questions have been answered. You can provide draft answers and amend these any time up until the closing date.

  • Please note that the information you enter will only be saved if you click ‘next’. If you click to go ‘back’, any information you entered will be lost.

  • If you have to stop part way through the process your submission will be saved until you return later and complete all the questions. When you log in again you can click on your incomplete online form and resume submission.

    

Amending a submission

You may wish to change your submission. You can do this at any time up to the deadline.

Amending a submission for Engineering Horizons Bursary (flowchart)  

  • Log in to the online submission system.  You will see a link to the form you have submitted.

  • Amending a submission is just the same as the original submission process except the answers that you gave previously will be automatically filled in.

    

Deadline

The application system will close promptly at 17:00 (BST) on 13 October 2016. You can review and amend the application as often as you like up to the closing date.

   

Queries

If you have any questions or need any help in completing the application form, please contact Horizons@theiet.org

 
 

 2016 Key date

Deadline

Engineering Horizons Bursary Applications:
13 October 2016       

                                       

Submit an Engineering Horizons Bursary application

2016 online application form

          

Downloads

2016 Engineering Horizons Bursary leaflet (PDF)

IET Scholarships (PDF)

Alternative Sources of Financial Assistance (PDF)
  
Vocational and apprenticeship routes into engineering

 

See also

IET Accredited Courses

IET Approved Apprenticeships

Engineering Horizons Bursary Assessment Panel

IET Diamond Jubilee Scholarships

Other scholarships supported by the IET