School of Marine Science and Technology | UKNEST Scholarships


UKNEST ( exists to develop and sustain the vision and implementation of a worldclass naval engineering, science and technology intellectual base in the UK. It provides a forum for the UK’s professional naval engineering, science and technology community through which to address issues of common concern, fostering specific professional development needs, and giving a focal point for interaction with, and influencing the wider Government and industrial community.

As part of its work, UKNEST wishes to offer three undergraduate sponsorships to students studying subjects suitable for future employment in the sector. In addition to a bursary of £3,000 per annum (paid as £1,000 per term), the scholarship will provide students with a mentor from a UKNEST member organisation and access to that organisation in support of their studies. The bursary will be awarded to one student entering their second year of study, one student entering their third year and one student in their final year.

Application Process

To apply, please e-mail an essay no longer than 500 words that sets out your understanding, and supports your desire to work within, the UK naval engineering, science and technology sector.

  • Applicants should also include the following:
  • Contact details
  • CV
  • The name of the university
  • The course they are studying and the year of study they will be commencing in autumn 2014
  • A reference letter from a member of the academic staff that confirms they are on track to successfully complete their studies.

There is no application form to complete and applicants should pay attention to the clarity of their essay and supporting information.

Applications must be submitted to . Entries for the 2013/14 year are now closed but further scholarships will be available for 2014/15. Details of the next round of awards and the selection process will be published on this website early in 2014.

Applications will be sifted with a view to interviewing around 6 applicants for the 3 places.

All applicants will be notified of the final result, although UKNEST will not be able to provide reasons for applications being unsuccessful.

Successful applicants will receive the first instalment of the bursary during the 2014 autumn term.

Information on Student Memberships:

Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology

Royal Institution of Naval Architects