API offers a Energy Industry Bursaries 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 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.
  • APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR 2019

    $4000 cash, plus paid vacation employment.
    Get paid to apply your university studies.
    Up to 25 Bursaries available in 2019.


    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, API is offering Bursaries to engineering & technology students with an interest in areas of engineering relevant to the electric power industry. The majority of bursaries will be awarded to 1st year students with a proportion available to 2nd and 3rd years.

    API is seeking 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 bursaries provide a cash value of $4,000 over 4 years plus the opportunity where available of paid employment with member companies during the summer vacations. This may require travel and/or relocation away from home to undertake this paid vacation employment.

    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.

    Applications are closed for 2019 and the outcome of the selection process will be notified via email to all applicants during June/July 2019.

    If you are successful, you will be invited to The Bursary Awards Ceremony which will be held on the following days (please note in your calendar - locations TBC):

    • WA: 9 July 2019
    • SA: 11 July 2019
    • VIC: 23 July 2019
    • NSW: 24 July 2019
    • QLD: 26 July 2019
    • TAS: 6 August 2019

    Please refer to the API website and API Linkedin for updates on the Bursary process.

    2019 Bursary Flyer. Download

    2019 Bursary Presentation. Download

    API Bursary Networking and Awards Functions

    API and individual sponsors provide opportunities each year for bursary holders to meet and interact with industry engineers and managers. The networking and awards events are conducted on a very informal basis for maximum benefit and have been highly valued by both parties. Frequently they are combined with site visits at local sponsor companies.

    The Bursary Awards functions will be held July-August this year on a State by State basis.


    Bursary Sponsors