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As The Australian Power Institute (API) is constantly working to support the education and professional development of engineers & technologists in the energy industry across Australia, we offer Student Bursary Scholarships to engineering & technology students with an interest in areas of engineering relevant to the electric power industry.

The 2023 API Bursary Applications have closed, and will reopen in March 2024.

Every year, API looks for high quality electrical, mechanical, mechatronics, data science, and renewable energy related engineering students with an interest in power engineering. The scale of investment and technological change required in the Australian energy sector is significant and real & diverse engineering & technology talent is needed to meet the customer expectations for price, reliability, and service of electricity for the future.

The API offers a Bursary Scholarship to students undertaking degree level studies in engineering relevant to the power industry at particular Australian universities as follows:

  • Available to current engineering students (the majority of bursaries will be awarded to 1st year students with a proportion available to 2nd and 3rd year students)

  • Studying electrical, mechanical/mechatronics, or power industry related degrees or studying a mix of science, technology, & engineering subjects relating to the power industry other subjects e.g., telecommunications / computing / IoT/ Data / Science, etc.

  • Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident.

  • The power industry is keen to increase female representation in engineering roles. Though applications from female students are encouraged, please note bursaries are based on merit.

The bursaries provide a $1,000 payment for every year of study, the opportunity of at least one paid summer vacation placement in the power industry + more professional development opportunities. 

As the API is keen to broaden student bursary involvement with companies from a new and emerging renewable energy sector background. The API Bursary is available to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents.

What Bursary Recipients receive:

  • The $1000 scholarship payment each year of your studies

  • Attendance and video presentations at Students in Power Summit

  • Learn more about the diverse business of power through the Industry Insight Webinars

  • Time to network with industry through Sparking Connections events.

  • Best practice support for your practical experiences through the API Learning Journal

  • Awarded with API Bursary Digital Badge

  • Opportunity to attend Partner and Conference Activities including receiving a TJ Effeney Awards (only available to Bursary recipients

  • Promote power to the next generation through STEM outreach activities and student profiles.

  • The priceless opportunity of at least one paid vacation placement in the power industry.

  • To be a part of Australian history as the sector transforms.

Thank you to our Bursary Program Sponsors

Bursary Sponsors

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