First year undergraduate scholarship


The first year undergraduate scholarship is open to those registered on the first year of their Engineering Council accredited degree and making excellent progress, to the standard of 2:1 or above.

How much is the scholarship worth?

If successful, students will receive up to £6,000, £3,000 per year up to two years for full time study, (this will be pro-rata for part time study) on a BEng degree-level course (excluding industrial years). The scholarship is renewable annually, subject to satisfactory progress being made. 

Am I eligible?

  • This scholarship is open to those registered on the first year of their Engineering Council accredited degree and making excellent progress, to the standard of 2:1 or above. View the full list of accredited courses to check your eligibility here
  • Current IGEM Undergraduate Scholarship holders are not eligible to apply
  • Applicants must be a member of IGEM at the time of applying for a scholarship
  • IGEM employees are not eligible to apply

What will I need to do?

You will need to fill in and send us your application form along with the relevant references and supporting informaion required.

Applications will be reviewed by our Scholarship Panel who will then notify applicants if they have been successful or not, in August each year.

Interviews for successful candidates will be scheduled for July, where applicants will be required to discuss their application further with the Scholarship Panel.

Candidates will be notified of the outcome as soon as possible after the interview and successful applicants will be sent an offer for their funds soon after.

How can I apply?

All you need to do is download and fill in the application form, along with the supporting reference form below. Send it back to us by 13 April 2020 with all supporting documentation and we will contact you shortly after.

Scholarships first year
For more information on our First Year Undergraduate Scholarship, contact us at funding@igem.org.uk or call +44 (0)1509 678 150.