The Defence STEM Undergraduate Sponsorship (DSUS) Scheme - The Royal Air Force

The Defence STEM Undergraduate Sponsorship (DSUS) Scheme offers a new opportunity for STEM Undergraduates interested in a future in Defence, be that either the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force or Ministry of Defence (MOD) Civil Service as Engineers or Technical Officers.

Successful applicants will be sponsored through 3 years of university study, having their Tuition Fees paid for (where applicable) along with a £5,000 annual Bursary and the opportunity to earn up to 45 days paid placements or activity throughout the Academic Year and holiday periods. Once graduated the applicants will be guaranteed a position of employment within their sponsoring organisation as an Officer within the Military or Higher Executive Officer within the MOD Civil Service.

Whilst at university the Military students will join their respective University Service Unit (University Royal Navy Unit, University Officer Training Corp or University Air Squadron) which will offer opportunities to familiarise themselves with Military life through attachments in addition to participation in Sporting and Adventurous Training activities, to build fitness and develop leadership skills, that are available to all regular personnel.

MOD Civil Servants will be offered paid placements during the university holiday periods within their sponsoring Agency. MOD Civil Service organisations involved in DSUS include, but not limited to, the Defence Nuclear Enterprise (DNE), Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA), Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL), Defence Digital (DD), including the newly formed Defence Artificial Intelligence Centre (DAIC), Defence Cyber Academy (DCA) and Chief Defence Logistics Support (CDLS).

Opportunities for employment will include all elements of STEM subjects and the selection criteria will be detailed on the relevant recruitment webpage or CS Jobs Advert all embedded within the links below.

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  • Deadline
    Ongoing
  • Salary
    Tuition Fees paid for (where applicable) along with a £5,000 annual Bursary + benefits
  • Degree required
    All grades
  • Duration
    Up to 3 years of university study
  • Location
    Multiple UK Locations
Preferred Disciplines...
  • Aerodynamics
  • Aeronautics
  • Aerospace
  • Analytics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Automotive
  • Avionics
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical
  • Biotechnology
  • Business
  • Chemical
  • Chemistry
  • Civil
  • Computer Science
  • Construction
  • Construction Management
  • Control & Instrumentation
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Energy/Renewables
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance
  • Geophysics
  • Geotechnical
  • Hardware
  • IT Architecture
  • Information Technology
  • Infrastructure
  • Manufacturing
  • Marine
  • Materials & Minerals
  • Materials Science
  • Maths
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics
  • Metallurgy
  • Naval Architecture
  • Nuclear
  • Physics
  • Process
  • Product Design
  • Robotics
  • Software
  • Statistics
  • Structural
  • Sustainability
  • Systems
  • Telecommunications
Also Accepting...
  • All STEM disciplines
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