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Diamond Jubilee Scholarships


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Scholarship winners will each receive an IET Scholarship of at least £1,000 per year, for up to three years for Bachelors students and four years for MEng students.


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Winners will also receive free membership of the IET for the duration of their course, if not already received as an IET Academic Partner with their University.

Approximately 100 Scholarships will be available in 2016.

Scholarship winners are expected to be ambassadors for the IET and engineering.


Criteria for 2016 Scholarships

To be eligible for a Diamond Jubilee Scholarship you will need to achieve

  • 3 'A's at A Level
  • 3 'A' grade Advanced Highers
  • 5 'A' grade Highers
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma at 36 points or above

Diamond Jubilee Scholarships are for UK residents only, however there are other IET scholarships you can apply for if you reside in India.

All applicants for IET Undergraduate Scholarships must be about to commence studying in Autumn 2016, on an undergraduate degree programme in the UK which has been accredited by the IET.


All applicants are advised to complete the application as much as possible by 30 June 2016. Candidates will then only have to add their UCAS results and examination results in August before the final deadline.


IET Accreditation

The IET accredits programmes across a diverse spectrum, including electrical, electronic, manufacturing, mechanical, systems and software engineering and specialist areas such as bioengineering, nanotechnology and renewable energy.

The absence of IET accreditation could mean that the programme is accredited by another professional body, it is going through the re-accreditation process or the university has not asked the IET to accredit the programme.

See the list of IET accredited programmes.

If your degree course is not accredited by the IET, you will not be eligible to apply for a scholarship.



IET Diamond Jubilee scholarships are funded and assessed by the IET, charitable foundations and engineering companies. If you apply for a scholarship, you should provide a statement "Why you should receive a Diamond Scholarship". If you are awarded an IET Scholarship you will be expected to be an Ambassador for the IET and the engineering profession and to sign the Terms and Conditions (PDF).  Also, you are advised to research the companies - currently BT, BAE Systems and Siemens - and indicate if and why you would like to gain work experience with any of them. The other funders are ERA Foundation, Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 and Belling Charitable Settlement.

Please note: you cannot hold more than one company-sponsored scholarship. If you have a Diamond Jubilee Scholarship supported by Siemens or BAE Systems or BT, you cannot hold another company-sponsored scholarship such as IET Power Academy, E3 Academy, UKESF, GCHQ and BP. Please contact us at diamond@theiet.org if you have any questions on a scholarship you hold.


Press release 2016



2016 Key dates


Diamond Jubilee Scholarships:
25 August 2016, 17:00 (BST)


Diamond Jubilee Scholarship (if short listed for Belling or Royal Commission of 1851 Scholarship):
November 2016


All applicants will be informed in December 2016


Submit a Diamond Jubilee Scholarship application

2016 online application form


See also

IET accredited programmes

Other scholarships supported by the IET


Previous Winners

2015 Diamond Scholarship Winners (PDF)

2014 Diamond Scholarship Winners (PDF)

2013 Diamond Scholarship Winners (PDF)

2015 Diamond Scholarship case studies

2014 Diamond Scholarship case studies

2013 Diamond Scholarship case studies


Related links

2016 Diamond Jubilee Scholarship Ceremony

2015 Diamond Jubilee Scholarship Ceremony

2014 Scholar and Employer Engagement Day

2013 Diamond Jubilee Scholarship Ceremony



2016 Diamond Jubilee Scholarships leaflet (PDF)

IET Scholarships (PDF)

Alternative Sources of Financial Assistance (PDF)