Surrey/ICE Scholarship 2023 entry

You could benefit from £1,950 every year to support your civil engineering studies, salaried training, plus fast track education combining academic and industrial experience to enhance your career potential.

About the Surrey/ICE Scholarship 2023 entry

This scheme is a collaboration between the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), our University and a broad range of leading companies in the civil engineering industry and is open to numerous suitable students every year.

All successful applicants are carefully matched with a suitable company mid way through their first year. The company will be responsible for their practical training throughout their course and will fund the scholarship. In return, students will spend a paid period training with them over the summer vacation at the end of each academic year.


The main benefits of this scholarship are:

  • A bursary worth £1,950 with salaried training in each year of study
  • The chance to integrate industrial training into academic study
  • A fast-track route to employment upon graduation and chartered engineer status.

Ruth Carlson

Ruth Carlson

"I was part of the Surrey ICE Scholarship scheme. This meant that at the time of joining Mott MacDonald as a graduate civil engineer, I’d already had 16 months of experience there. Without that scheme and the links Surrey has with industry, I don’t think I’d be sitting in this job today!"

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Anna Toms

Anna Toms

"One of the main reasons I chose to study at Surrey was the Surrey/ICE Scholarship scheme.... I thought this was a great opportunity to get first-hand experience with a company early on in my degree, which I didn’t see being offered by other universities."

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Abigail Vine

Abigail Vine

"As well as enabling me to gain a vast amount of technical knowledge, my placement also gave me a valuable insight into the way the construction industry operates."

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Eligibility criteria for the Surrey/ICE Scholarship 2023 entry

This scholarship is open to UK students interested in studying a foundation year or BEng/MEng Civil Engineering at Surrey, who can demonstrate a real interest and enthusiasm for civil engineering, and who appreciate the benefits of integrated academic and industrial training.

How to apply for the Surrey/ICE Scholarship 2023 entry

The deadline for entries to the 2023 scholarship has passed. However, students can still apply for the scholarship once they have started at Surrey. Information on this will be provided in the first week of the semester.

This page will be updated with details of 2024 entry in the autumn.

Contact details

For all enquiries regarding this scholarship, please contact the ICE scholarship team at

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