Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme 

DTUS Warrior Armoured Vehicle
DTUS students take part in a number of activities, training programmes and work experience placements

The Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme (DTUS) is a university sponsorship programme for students who want to join the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force or Engineering and Science branch of the MOD Civil Service as technical officers after they graduate.

You'll be sponsored by the MOD to study IEng or CEng accredited engineering degree courses.

Army sponsored students are destined for either the Royal Corps of Signals, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, Royal Engineers or Royal Logistics Corps.

Aston University is delighted to be one of only six universities chosen to participate in the scheme.


As a DTUS student, you are awarded a bursary of £4,000 each academic year. You will also receive training pay for attending activities, and if you complete 27-35 days of training you will also receive an additional bonus (known as a bounty), meaning you can expect to receive approximately £5,500 - £6,000 per academic year.

In return, you are expected to remain physically fit and pass an annual fitness test, advance each academic year and serve for a minimum of three years as an officer after graduating.

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Find out more about the Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme