Amazon Future Engineer Bursary

Amazon Future Engineer students can boost their future for themselves and their community with the support of university funding and industry mentors

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Amazon Future Engineer Bursary
Get a bursary worth up to £20,000 (£5,000/year) towards an undergraduate degree in engineering or computer science.
What is the Amazon Future Engineer bursary?

The Amazon Future Engineer bursary is a national bursary programme aimed at supporting women A-level and BTEC/OCR(or Scottish equivalent) students from low-income households who wish to study computer science or related engineering courses at UK universities.

These bursaries aim to help address underrepresentation and accelerate the rate of progress. They will provide successful women applicants with a financial support package worth up to £20,000 to cover expenses related to attending university, including tuition fees or accommodation and living costs.

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Meet some of our amazing bursary students!
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Tia Tshabola - University of the Arts London, Creative Computing
“I’ve always wanted to host exhibitions demonstrating new technologies and innovations. This definitely won’t be the last you hear from me!”
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Shikha Shamdin - Edinburgh Napier University, Software Engineering
“I used to want to be an architect, but it was actually a girl on TikTok who inspired me to get into computing and software. I realised how much I liked coding, particularly the web design elements of it, and that I wanted to study Software Engineering at university. I’m so glad I get to have this opportunity.”
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Basira Rishad - Queen Mary University of London, Computer Science
“The bursary is life-changing! It will help cover my university costs and provide invaluable networking opportunities, connecting me with potential mentors and like-minded students who share my passions. I’m excited to acquire the industry knowledge I need to fulfil my dreams and one day work for a big tech company.”

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the application deadline?

Applications open on November 1st 2023 and are open until 5pm Tuesday 14th May 2024

What are the criteria for applying to the Amazon Future Engineer Bursary?

✅ Be female
✅ Currently be studying either:
- For at least 1 A-Level or Scottish Highers in Science, Technology, Engineering, or maths; and/or
- A full-time technical course such as computer science or other related computing or engineering courses (e.g., a BTEC or an OCR or the Scottish equivalent) at a further education college
✅ Have received an offer (conditional or unconditional) to study an eligible computer science or related engineering course at a University in the United Kingdom (including eligible courses with an integrated foundation year)
✅ Be a resident in the United Kingdom and eligible to pay ‘home’ fee rates for university
✅ Be enrolling at a UK university and commencing study at such university at the start of the next academic year
✅ Have been eligible for free school meals from the date they commenced their post-16 studies and/or have at least 1 parent or guardian in receipt of state benefits (not child benefit where this is the only benefit being received)
✅ Eligible courses include: Computer Science, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Information Technology, Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Games and Animation, Business Computing, Applied Computing, Computer Forensics, Creative Computing, Computer Aided Engineering, Computation Mathematics, Computational Physics
or a combination of course areas, such as Electronic Engineering and Computer Science for example.

What is the award amount?

Award recipients will receive a financial support package worth £5,000 per year for up to four years of study to cover expenses related to attending university, including tuition fees or accommodation and living costs - a total of up to £20,000. Awards are renewable for up to four years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon the applicant continuing full-time enrollment at an accredited UK university, and maintaining a good standing with their university.

What other benefits does the Amazon Future Engineer Bursary offer?

Awardees will also gain exclusive access to networking groups to meet positive role models, interact with like-minded peers, build long-term relationships, and benefit from collaboration opportunities.

I still have more questions – who should I contact?

Please contact Lauren Pattle, Higher Education Bursaries and Scholarships Manager, Royal Academy of Engineering (
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