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IET Undergraduate Grants 

For final year students


Commencing the final year at a UK university in Autumn 2017

Ten IET Grants of £1,000 are available to students who will be commencing the final year of an IET accredited degree course at a UK university in the Autumn and who expect to obtain 60 per cent or more (i.e. a 2.i or above) in their end of year exams.  The awards are made on a competitive basis and are assessed by the Scholarships Committee. Applications must be supported by a reference from your tutor. Please note IET Grants are only for students attending university in the UK. 


Applying for an IET Grant

Undergraduate Grants are for Members of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Please note that if you are already in receipt of any other IET scholarship or grant you will not be eligible to apply. 

All applicants for IET Grants must be on an IET accredited undergraduate degree programme in the UK,  your application will not be processed if your course is not accredited by the IET.  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.

Some engineering courses may be accredited by professional bodies or Institutions other than the IET, this can be checked via the IET List of accredited programmes at

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.  Before making your application check the list of accredited programmes to make sure that your course is accredited by the IET.


Guidance Notes

Online application submission

  • Applications should be made by registering on the online application system.
  • Changes to your application form can be made at any time up until the deadline.
  • Candidates who have completed their submissions will be invited to upload a scanned copy of their university transcripts.



You must supply full, correct details of your university (e.g. 'Manchester Metropolitan', not 'MMU'), degree type (e.g. MEng, BEng), course title (e.g. 'Electrical & Electronic Engineering'). If you are not sure about any of these please check  with the university.  Applications with incomplete or incorrect course details will not be accepted. 

Date of commencement is the month and year you started the degree course (not including foundation years).


University Transcripts

Applicants who have completed their application by the deadline, will be invited to upload a scanned copy of their university examination transcripts.  Please ensure that you submit the correct information i.e. your results for the end of the current academic year. Ensure your results are confirmed results and not provisional ones.



It is a mandatory requirement for us to receive a reference in support of your application.  It is your responsibility to ask your referee for a reference and we will not contact referees to obtain references on your behalf, nor will we contact referees who have not supplied a reference by the deadline.   We can only accept references that have been sent by your referee, not yourself.  Your referee should ideally be someone who is in a position to comment on your academic ability (e.g. school or college tutor) or an employer. You may submit more than one reference and candidates with industrial experience or sponsorship who are submitting an academic reference are encouraged to submit an additional reference from a training supervisor or manager in further support of their application. If an issue arises that means that your original referee is unable to supply a reference, alternative academic or employer references are acceptable. Relatives or people living in the same household are not acceptable referees. A reference will need to be sent independently by the referee to The reference form can be downloaded at


What happens next?

All applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application by email in September 2017.

If your application is unsuccessful we will not be able to give individual feedback on why the Scholarships Committee did not select you for an award.

Whatever the outcome, the IET thanks you for your interest in our Scholarships programme and wishes you well in your chosen studies.


Submit an IET Grant application:

The 2017 online form will be available later in the year.


2016 Key date


IET Achievement Awards:
16 November 2016, 13:00 (GMT)

2017 Key date


Applications and references:
29 June 2017



IET Scholarships (PDF)

Alternative Sources of Financial Assistance (PDF)


See also

IET Accredited Courses