Deadline for NMITE engineer applicants’ chance of bursary aid
19 May 2021
Prospective engineers wanting to join this year’s New Model Institute for Technology and Engineering (NMITE) training course have until the end of this month to apply if they want to be considered for one of the organisation’s special bursaries.
Worth £4,000, the one-off awards are not means tested but new students will be eligible only if they have applied for the September 2021 cohort before 31 May.
The bursary is subsidised by NMITE’s Pioneer Fund and follows an initial bursary available to those who applied before the end of March full payment of their first year’s tuition and accommodation costs.
“We are extremely pleased both with progress on applications and this new bursary offer. At the same time, this non-restricted bursary means students can choose how to spend the money to best support themselves when they join us,” said chief operating officer James Newby (pictured).
Based in Hereford, the college has both public and private funding. Unusually, it accepts applicants from non-traditional engineering routes, with prospective learners not required to have a maths or physics A-level as these are taught within the curriculum.
Said Newby: “We can see from our applicants that nearly half have not taken the A levels normally required to study engineering, so we know that our message about pursuing a non-traditional route to becoming an engineer is getting through and attracting the right calibre of candidates.
NMITE also welcomes direct applications, including from candidates who already have included five university choices in their UCAS applications.
NMITE?was inaugurated on 19 October 2018 and listed in the register of English higher education providers by the Office for Students (OfS) in August 2020. In November 2020 it received validation from The Open University.?