IET Awards and Scholarships are now open for applications and nominations

Deadline: 23 August 2018, 17:00 (BST)

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IET Diamond Jubilee Scholarships 2018


Approximately 45 scholarships will be available, of at least £1,000 per year, for up to three years for Bachelors and four years for MEng, to students who are about to start an IET accredited degree course in autumn 2018.




How much are the scholarships worth?

  • Three winners will each receive a Charles Belling Diamond Jubilee Scholarship worth £3,000 per annum (up to a maximum of four years).

  • Ten winners will each receive an IET Great Exhibition Scholarship supported by the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 worth £1,500 per annum (up to a maximum of four years).

  • Two winners will each receive an IET Diamond Jubilee Scholarship supported by Siemens worth £1,000 per annum (up to a maximum of four years).

  • Five winners will each receive an IET Diamond Jubilee Scholarship supported by Thales worth £1,000 per annum (up to a maximum of four years).

  • Approximately 25 winners will each received an IET Diamond Jubilee Scholarship worth £1,000 per annum (up to a maximum of four years).


Who is eligible?

The scholarships are for individuals who;

  • Either 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.

  • Must be about to commence studying in Autumn 2018, on an undergraduate degree programme in the UK which has been accredited by the IET.  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. If your degree course is not accredited by the IET, you will not be eligible to apply for a scholarship. 

  • Please do not apply if you intend to study Civil, Chemical or Structural Engineering, unless your degree course is IET accredited.             


How to apply

  • Complete the online application form using the link at the top of the page.

  • You can apply for a scholarship at any time until 23 August 2018.

  • UCAS results and examination results must be uploaded to applications and fully submitted by 23 August 2018.

  • Changes to your application form can be made at any time up until the deadline.



How are the winners chosen?

Your entry will be assessed on the following:

  • The quality of your application;

  • Commitment to engineering;

  • Achievements and academic progress;

  • External activity, for example volunteering, STEM promotion or work experience.



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

  • Professional Development support;

  • Networking opportunities;

  • A chance to be an ambassador for the IET and inspiring young people to pursue STEM careers.




IET Diamond Jubilee scholarships are funded and assessed by the IET, charitable foundations and engineering companies.

Below is a list of donors who are supporting current scholars.

To date Belling Charitable Settlement, Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, Siemens and Thales have confirmed they are supporting new scholarships for 2018.

Click on the links to find out more: 

Please note: If you have a IET Diamond Jubilee Scholarship supported by an engineering company, you cannot hold another company-sponsored scholarship such as IET Power Academy, E3 Academy, UKESF, GCHQ and BP. Please contact us at if you have any questions on a scholarship you hold.


2018 Key dates

30 June 2018 As much of the application completed as possible.
23 August 2018 UCAS and examination results uploaded to applications and fully submitted.
September to October 2018 The IET and donors shortlist applicants.
October/November 2018 (TBC) Interviews, if shortlisted for Charles Belling or IET Great Exhibition Scholarships supported by Royal Commission of 1851.
December 2018 All applicants informed of decision.
January 2019 First payment to successful applicants.



2018 Key date


If short listed for Belling or Royal Commission of 1851 Scholarship:
October/November 2018


See also

IET Academic Accreditation

Other scholarships supported by the IET


Related links

Diamond Jubilee Winners

2018 Celebration Ceremony

IET Scholarship Resources                                        



Alternative Sources of Financial Assistance (PDF)