Join The Pioneer Cohort

NMITE’s Pioneer Cohort will consist of 200 learners who, as they complete their degree, will become the first NMITE Engineers. 

Beginning in September of 2021, the Pioneers will form our founding cohort. Pioneers who are eligible will have their academic fees and basic accommodation costs fully paid for their first year at NMITE by our supporters who have contributed these funds. To be considered for this bursary you need to have submitted your application by March 31st 2021.

Like the original Design Cohort, the selection and enrolment of our NMITE Pioneers will be critical in ensuring that a strong student voice is established early in NMITE’s life, becoming a foundation stone in NMITE’s commitment to continuous evolution and improvement. This is a special opportunity, and our pioneers will always have a place at the heart of NMITE – as our first students, our first ambassadors, and our first alumni.  From the moment they arrive they will become part of the living memory of the institution.  Their feedback and observations, critiques and commendations will be a critical source of input as NMITE starts its real journey.

To apply for a place in NMITE’s Pioneer Cohort, please click the button below.

Apply for Pioneer Cohort

We’re holding virtual open days on line.  If you’d like to join us and have a chance to meet and speak directly with members of the NMITE Team, please click the button below.

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NMITE’s bursaries are available to eligible members of its Pioneer Cohort. The first 30 applicants will be automatically eligible for the bursary if they submit their Stage 1 application by 31 March 2021 and subsequently accept the offer of a place to start their programme in September 2021.

NMITE reserves the right to withdraw or amend this offer at any time and will update this section of the website with any changes.


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