The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) is offering a number of postgraduate research scholarships worth up to £5,000 to graduates with a 2:1 honours IMechE-accredited BEng (Hons) degree to allow them to undertake an IMechE-accredited master's degree. 

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) invests in the future of developing engineers and supports study for the purpose of obtaining the academic requirements for professional registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

At a glance

  • Funding valueUp to £5,000 PA
  • Suitable for Applicants fromUK
  • DeadlineOn going
  • Funding provider(s)Institution of Mechanical Engineers

What it covers

Up to £5,000 towards the cost of your study.

Who can apply

The scholarships are open to students who:
  • Are currently resident in the United Kingdom and will commence their IMechE-accredited master's degree in the next academic session;
  • Have received an offer of a place at a university;
  • Are expecting or have already gained a first class or 2:1 honours IMechE-accredited degree, undertaking instructional or research-based study programmes;
  • Are supported in their application by three referees:
- One who can vouch for your academic abilities (normally your undergraduate personal tutor or head of department),
- One who can confirm your suitability to embark on the postgraduate course you have chosen, and the likelihood of your success,
- One who can vouch for your character; referees should preferably be members of the Institution.

Further information

Students must be an affiliate member of the IMechE at the time of applying for a scholarship.

It is intended that study should be on a one-year full-time programme, however, if a suitable part-time two year programme is proposed, then the award may be divided equally in each year.

For a part-time programme, renewal of the award after the first year is conditional on satisfactory progress being made.

How to apply

Download the application form and reference request forms from the IMechE website

The application deadline is usually the start of August each year. Please check the IMechE website for more information.