Student Bursaries

IMarEST bursaries are targeted at undergraduate and postgraduate students, apprentices and cadets studying or working in marine engineering, science and technology.

These bursaries aim to encourage and support IMarEST Student members to work on technical research projects or community based projects.

The bursary can be used to support planned or existing projects, ranging from activities and events, promoting marine engineering, science and technology as a career, undertaking research in the country of residence or overseas, or undertaking other voluntary activities.

In return the awardees will need to work with the IMarEST to promote and report on their activity. Successful applicants will also receive a certificate.

Each bursary is funded at £500 for applications received from Student members from Group A countries and £250 for applications received from Student members from Group B countries.

What group is my country in?

Group A

Group A countries include any countries not included in Group B.

Group B

  • Angola
  • Bangladesh
  • Brazil
  • Botswana
  • Cameroon
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guyana
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Kazakhstan
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mexico
  • Myanmar
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Romania
  • Solomon Islands
  • Sri Lanka
  • Syria
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • Venezuela
  • Tanzania
  • Ukraine
  • Vanuatu
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Who is eligible?

To receive the bursary, applicants must be:

  • A current IMarEST Student (SIMarEST) member
  • Enrolled in a full time undergraduate or postgraduate course or undertaking a cadetship or apprenticeship at time of application
  • Studying topics or working (if an apprentice) in a field related to marine engineering, science or technology

Further criteria is available on the criteria document.

How to apply

Applications are ongoing – each year we award a total of four bursaries covering the spectrum of marine engineering, science and technology at all levels (undergraduate, postgraduate, cadet and apprentices).

Applicants should include the following details in the application form. The application requires:

  • A description of the project or activity including a statement of purpose, method, and impact
  • A personal statement that explains why you have chosen the project and what it means to you
  • Contact details for a referee who is willing to provide a written statement in support of your application

Submissions should be sent to [email protected].