Engineer Bursaries

If you are planning to attend university before starting life as an engineer, you can apply for a DTUS or technical bursary with the Royal Navy. You’ll need a minimum of 72 UCAS points from two non-overlapping subjects and be able to meet standard residency and nationality criteria.

What will I get?

  • £4,000 per year towards the cost of your studies
  • The opportunity to experience Service life before you start your career, getting hands-on experience with some of our cutting-edge kit
  • A guaranteed place on Royal Navy initial officer training at Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC) on completion
  • Chance to enjoy all aspects of university life, while laying the foundations for a successful engineering career that makes use of your qualifications and skills

Choose a bursary scheme

 

Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme (DTUS)

This scheme allows you to study an approved maths, physics or engineering-based course at university, before joining the Royal Navy as an Engineer Officer. Qualifying DTUS universities are; Aston, Birmingham, Cambridge, Imperial College London, Loughborough, Newcastle, Northumbria, Oxford, Portsmouth, Southampton and Strathclyde.

There are just 70 spaces available, but if you’re successful, you’ll get the opportunity to do 45 days of Naval Service training every year alongside your studies. These include weekly training nights during term time and some military exercises during the holidays. Complete these and you’ll earn an additional £1,500 per year, all while preparing yourself for Royal Navy life.

Once you’ve graduated, you’ll head to Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC) for initial training. As part of the scheme, you will need to complete at least three years’ service.


Technical bursary scheme

This scheme is the perfect option if you don’t want to go to any of the DTUS universities. It allows you to choose an accredited maths, physics or engineering-based degree course at any UK university. You’ll get £4,000 per year and be working towards a career as a Royal Navy Engineer Officer.

Once you’ve graduated, you’ll head to Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC) for initial training. As part of the scheme, you will need to complete at least three years’ service.


How do I apply?

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Step 1

Choose an Engineer Officer role

Find your role
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Step 2

We’ll send you a link to a digital application form for you to complete

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Step 3

Use the check box to indicate that you’re applying for a scholarship

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Step 4

Submit your form. We’ll contact you when we’ve received it