How to Apply

You've got to be in it to win it!

Talk to your teacher if you are interested in applying for a Scholarship. Applications are open between October and January each year.

Your school must be partnered with Arkwright Engineering Scholarships programme before you can apply for a Scholarship. If your school is not yet partnered, ask your teacher to complete the school partnership form. Partnership is quick, simple and FREE.

You must apply during Year 11 (England and Wales), S4 (Scotland), Year 12 (Northern Ireland). The Scholarship will be awarded as you begin Year 12 (England and Wales), S5 (Scotland), Year 13 (Northern Ireland) to study subjects which will prepare you for a university degree or higher-level apprenticeship and career in Engineering, computing or technical design.

£45.00 administration fee is payable, by April, for each student application. This helps to cover the cost of Arkwright's rigorous selection process. This fee may be payable by the School or the applicant's parents depending on local arrangements (which are beyond the control of Arkwright Engineering Scholarships). Teachers should decide how best the fee can be paid.

The selection process consists of five stages:

  1. Online student application, endorsed by a teacher - October - January
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  2. Two-hour student aptitude exam - February
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  3. If you pass stages 1 and 2 then: 30-minute online interview - April
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  4. If you meet the Arkwright standard we will then match you to a sponsoring organisation which will enable us to award you an Arkwright Engineering Scholarship - May - September
  5. The Scholarships are awarded at prestigious Awards Ceremonies in London and Edinburgh - October/November
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All details of the application and award process can be found in the Arkwright Handbook.


2023/24 Key Dates

  • Applications open: Monday 9 October 2023

  • Applications close: Friday 26 January 2024

  • Aptitude Exam: Wednesday 7 February 2024 (afternoon)

  • Interviews: Monday 18 March - Friday 19 April 2024