Science Group's STEM Bursary Scheme

Science Group's STEM Bursary Scheme aims to support the development of science and engineering skills in the UK. Successful applicants will be awarded £2,500 and preferential consideration for 10 week summer placements (paid at between £3,000 and £3,500) and 1 year placements (paid at between £300 and £350 per week) at the Science Group.

  • Number of scholarships up to 10
  • Value £2,500
  • Opens 1 July 2017
  • Deadline 9 September 2017
  • Help with Internship, work placement or project costs, Equipment and study costs, Tuition fees, Living costs, Travel costs
  • Duration 1 year


Students who have accepted a provisional place on an eligible course and those studying in their 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th year on an eligible course. Students currently at university studying in their 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th year are required to be graded 2:1 or higher. 

Eligible courses: 

  • chemistry
  • Computer science
  • Electronic engineering
  • Engineering
  • Food nutrition
  • Geology
  • Geosciences
  • Life sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Materials science
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Microbiology
  • Nutrition
  • Physics
  • Product design or similar.

A proportion of the bursaries will be allocated to Scholars that come from households with an income of under £42,000 (self-declared initially and then subsequently corroborated by the University).

Scholars should not receive more than £1000 from any other corporate bursary or scholarship scheme in the same application year.

Students are eligible to apply each year of their study. A previous recipient of a bursary who has not subsequently applied for a position in the Group should not receive any further bursary from the scheme.

Participating universities:

  • University of Strathclyde
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Bath
  • Loughborough University
  • University of Surrey

Number of Scholarships

There are up to 10 awards across the 7 participating Universities. 

How to apply

Students should apply directly to Science Group, via an application form on their website. Science Group will carry out the selection process and then inform the University of its decision and request verification of eligibility.