IET Horizons Bursary

The criteria

If you want to apply for an Engineering Horizons Bursary, make sure the following applies to you as a student or apprentice:


  • Starting an IET approved apprenticeship scheme by September of year of application
  • Already on an IET approved apprenticeship scheme – the apprenticeship must not end before September the year after application is made.

Our approved apprenticeship schemes offer engineers high quality opportunities. See a list of all the IET approved apprenticeship schemes.

If you are an apprentice on an IET accredited Siemens Group scheme, you are also eligible to apply.


  • Starting an IET accredited Bachelor’s degree or MEng by September of year of application
  • Already studying an IET accredited Bachelor’s or MEng degree in September of year of application
  • Applications from students joining university with HNC, HND, Access to Higher Education Diploma or who have just completed a Foundation Year at University, are especially welcome.

Check the list of IET accredited CEng and IEng programmes to make sure you are eligible.

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

Useful things to know

  • Apply by 10 September 2020
  • The Horizons bursary is open to part-time and full-time students
  • You will have a passion for engineering and be keen to help promote engineering to others
  • Our bursary is aimed at apprentices and students who may face, or have faced challenges and/or personal obstacles
  • It is designed to help you if you’re struggling financially. Your bursary can be used for things like transport to work or education or buying books and equipment
  • If you are doing a Degree Apprenticeship and the degree is IET accredited, you may apply as a student. If your Degree Apprenticeship scheme is IET approved, you may apply as an apprentice
  • IET Engineering Horizons Bursaries are for UK residents only. We apologise, our Horizons bursaries  are not available to anyone outside of the UK.


Some of our very generous donors include:

  • Chemring Group Plc
  • Cundall
  • National Grid
  • Siemens Plc
  • Spirax-Sarco Engineering Plc
  • The Engineers Trust
  • The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)
  • Mr & Mrs Tubbs