Applications are now open for the Lord Bhattacharyya higher education bursary scheme, closing at 5pm on Friday 5 June 2020.

The Lord Bhattacharyya HE Bursary Scheme has been launched to support the progression of A-level and BTEC students from eligible programme schools across the West Midlands who wish to study degree level engineering at a UK university.

Students from disadvantaged groups, and those who are under-represented in the engineering sector, are being offered the exciting opportunity to apply for a £15,000 bursary.


What is the Lord Bhattacharyya higher education bursary scheme?

The HE bursaries are part of the Lord Bhattacharyya Engineering Education Programme, which is funded by the UK government Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and being led by the Royal Academy of Engineering. The programme is a tribute to the late Professor Lord Bhattacharyya. An engineer, academic, educator, and government advisor, Lord Bhattacharyya established WMG (formerly the Warwick Manufacturing Group) at the University of Warwick in 1980, leading it for nearly 40 years until his passing in March 2019. 

Lord Bhattacharyya
Lord Bhattacharyya was passionate about inspiring the next generation of engineers and technicians, and the UK government set up the Lord Bhattcharyya Engineering Education Programme in his memory. The Programme is working with 20 secondary schools and five further education colleges across the West Midlands area to inspire the next generation of engineers, and support their progression through education and into engineering and technician careers.

Please click on the How to apply and Eligibility criteria pages for all the necessary information about the application stage.

For any questions you might have regarding the scheme, please email Chris Bishop, STEM Education Programme Manager.

The Lord Bhattacharyya Engineering Education Programme is led by the Royal Academy of Engineering in partnership with WMG.