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Engineering Horizons Bursary

Approximately 40 bursaries worth up to £4,000 are available to apprentices and undergraduate students. IET Engineering Horizons Bursaries are supported by the IET, charitable foundations and engineering companies.

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  •  Apprentices who have started an IET approved apprenticeship by 11 October 2018.

  • Apprentices already in any year of an IET approved apprenticeship – the apprenticeship must not end before September 2019.



  • Students about to start, in Autumn 2018, an engineering or technology Bachelor’s or MEng degree in the UK, which has been accredited by the IET.
  • Students already studying on an IET accredited Bachelor’s or MEng degree , except those joining the final year of the degree in Autumn 2018. Final year students please see IET Grants.
  • Open to part-time and full-time students.









  • 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. Before making your application, check the list of CEng and IEng accredited programmes to make sure that your degree course in the UK is accredited by the IET.

  • Applications from students joining university with HNC, HND, Access to Higher Education Diploma and similar qualifications, or who have just completed a Foundation Year at the University, are especially welcome
Our bursary is aimed at apprentices and students who may face, or have faced, challenges or personal obstacles.
You will have a passion for engineering and be keen to help promote engineering to others.
Our bursary is designed to help you if you’re struggling with money. Examples of how it might be used include going towards buying books, a computer or even transport for your work or education.
You could be doing a Degree Apprenticeship – if the degree is IET accredited, you may apply as student; if your apprenticeship scheme is IET approved, you may apply as an apprentice.
IET Engineering Horizons Bursaries are for UK residents only.
Not in receipt of any other IET scholarship or grant; not eligible for an IET Diamond Jubilee Scholarship.





Annual award of £1,000 per year, for the duration of the apprenticeship (up to 4 years).





Annual award of £1,000 per year for the duration of the degree, up to 3 years for Bachelors students and 4 years for MEng students.

Opportunity to be supported by a company donor, with engagement and placement opportunities.

All bursary-holders will receive free membership of the IET for the remaining years of their apprenticeship or degree course if not already received through their IET Approved Apprenticeship scheme or as an IET Academic Partner with their university.
All bursary-holders will benefit from advice and information from the IET on Engineering Technician (EngTech) or ICT Technician (ICTTech) registration and also technician professional registration application fee, when ready to apply, as well as support with Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and Chartered Engineer (CEng) professional registration.
All winners will be supported to become ambassadors for the IET and Engineering profession


How to Apply

Complete the online application form using the link at the top of this page (to follow). Changes to your application form can be made at any time up until the deadline of 11 October 2018.


Key dates

11 October 2018 Application deadline
December 2018 All applicants informed of decision
January 2019 First payment to successful applicants



The IET Engineering Horizons Bursary scheme is supported by the IET, charitable foundations and engineering companies. If you are awarded an IET Bursary you will be expected to be an Ambassador for the IET and the engineering profession and to sign Terms and Conditions.



National Grid is an international electricity and gas company based in the UK and north-east US. We play a vital role in connecting millions of people safely, reliably and efficiently to the energy they use. We are delighted to support the IET's Engineering Horizons Bursaries schemes. Read more about us and our careers.

Siemen Plc have over 15,000 people across 25 major offices and 13 manufacturing sites in the UK, and being part of a network of 351,000 people in over 190 countries they are creating innovation every day to help change the future. We are delighted to support the IET's Engineering Horizons Bursaries schemes. Read more about us and our careers.


Trusts and Foundations

Dangoor Education are supporting ten bursaries.

The Engineers Trust is the charitable trust of the Worshipful Company of Engineers, a London Livery Company. The charity acknowledges excellence in engineering, supports engineering education and research, gives grants and assists in the support of hardship experienced by engineers, particularly whilst in education. The Trust Fund gives annual awards and prizes to support and encourage excellence amongst qualified engineers and those training to be Chartered Engineers, Incorporated Engineers and engineering Technicians.

Lloyd’s Register Foundation helps to protect life and property by supporting engineering-related education, public engagement and the application of research.

The Manly Trust's primary objective is to advance the science of engineering by granting financial assistance to organisations that encourage an interest in STEM subjects amongst young people or that promote or provide education in engineering. 

Mr & Mrs Tubbs are supporting candidates from ideally one of the following regions: Ebbw Vale, Tredegar or Beaufort and Cwm, Brynmawr in Blaenau Gwent, Clydach, Abergavenny in Monmouthshire or other areas of the South Wales Valleys. 

Nigel and Ruth Fine are supporting five bursaries.



If you have any questions or need any help in completing the application form, please contact



2018 Key date


Engineering Horizons Bursary Applications:
11 October 2018, 17:00 (BST)     


Submit an Engineering Horizons Bursary application

Submission opens in April 2018


Related links

Engineering Horizons Winners

2017 Celebration Ceremony

IET Bursary Resources



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


See also

IET Academic Accreditation

IET Approved Apprenticeships

IET Diamond Jubilee Scholarships

Other scholarships supported by the IET