What UK Engineering Scholarships and Apprenticeships are available to you

We have put together a list of the best Engineering Scholarships and Apprenticeships available to students in the UK

Schoolships exist to help you make the most of the Engineering opportunities available to you.

Arkwright Scholarships

The Arkwright Scholarships Trust inspires and nurtures future leaders in engineering and technical design by awarding Arkwright Engineering Scholarships to high-calibre students in Year 11 (England and Wales), S4  (Scotland), and Year 12 (Northern Ireland). The Arkwright Engineering Scholarships support students through their A Levels or Scottish Advanced Highers and encourage them to pursue engineering or technical design at university or through a higher-level apprenticeship.

The Institution of Engineering and Technology Scholarships and Bursaries.

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THE IET Diamond Scholarships

THE IET Diamond Scholarships are aimed at high performing UK resident students who are looking to undertake an IET accredited university undergraduate programme. 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. Find out more.

IET Engineering Horizons Bursary

Bursaries are £1,000 per year for undergraduate students on IET accredited degree courses in the UK and apprentices starting an IET Approved Apprenticeship scheme. For those who have overcome personal challenges to pursue an engineering education. UK residents only. Find out more.

Lloyds Register Foundation Supported Scholarships

The Lloyd’s Register Foundation funds a number of organisations to run events and award scholarships on its behalf. The list of organisations it currently supports can be found here. On this page you will find links to the universities currently offering scholarships through the Lloyd’s Register Foundation

Royal Academy of Engineering Bursaries and Fellowships

The Royal Academy of Engineering provides leadership and promotes excellence across all fields of engineering, to the benefit of society. The Academy is committed to enhancing the engineering skills pipeline and provides funding and support for students to further their education and development. It offers a number of scholarships and bursaries including:

Aerospace MSc bursary scheme

The government’s Aerospace MSc Bursary Scheme has been developed in partnership with leading employers, to help the UK stay ahead of its global competitors by developing the aerospace sector’s professional workforce.

Engineering Leadership Standard Awards

The Standard Award programme is open to all British engineering undergraduates for the duration of their degree. It is designed to further develop their interest in engineering as a career through a series of free activities and short courses organised by The Royal Academy of Engineering.

Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851.

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The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 awards a range of fellowships and studentships typically for those who are looking to undertake postgraduate study particularly in design and/or where there is a strong link to industry. The programmes they operate can be found here

Shipwrights Apprenticeship Scheme


The scheme encourages small businesses in the marine sector to train apprentices and harks back to the founding principles of the Shipwrights Company.

Find out more at Shipwrights’ Apprenticeship Scheme