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Summer Bursaries

The Summer Bursaries scheme, which was launched in 2016, will be open to undergraduate students again this year. The aim of the scheme is to help the students to pursue educational interests or career development opportunities, for a period of up to 8 weeks, during the Long Vacation 2017.


You are invited to apply for a Summer Bursary, if you meet the following requirements:

  • you are an undergraduate student at St John’s (MVST students are only eligible during the first three years of their course),
  • your fee status is either Home or EU,
  • your household income is below £66,154,
  • you are returning to the College in the following academic year, to either continue your undergraduate studies or pursue a postgraduate degree **, and
  • you are planning to spend a significant part of the summer, engaged in an academic, educational or career development activity.

** The applications of students who have the intention to progress into the fourth year of their course but don't know if they will be accepted will be assessed on a discretionary basis. We may seek feedback from their Directors of Studies and we may decide to award the Summer Bursary on the condition that they will be accepted for the fourth year. Each application that falls into this category will be reviewed independently and it will be upon the discretion of the College to add the condition or not.

Example activities

The funded activities may involve research projects, exchange programmes, summer courses at other Institutions, exploring new academic and educational interests, unpaid work experience and internships. However, this is not an exclusive list and, any activity, which you believe that would add value to your career and personal development, could be considered.

Applications for paid internships and work placements will also be considered and assessed on an individual basis.

Additional Information

Please note that the Summer Bursary is meant for covering your maintenance expenses. If you undertake one of the College sponsored activities, you will still be eligible to apply for the funding / grant for the activity.

The amount of bursary awarded will depend on your household income as well as the duration of your planned activity, with a maximum of £2,070 for 8 weeks.

The minimum period for which a bursary will be awarded is one week and the maximum is 8 weeks.

Students, whose household income is below £42,620, will be awarded the full amount, which is £259 per week. If the household income is above this threshold, a partial bursary will be awarded.

All recipients of summer bursaries will be required to submit a relevant report, upon their return from vacations.


The deadline for applications is Monday, 19th June 2017. Late applications may also be considered, under special circumstances. The application form is attached at the bottom of this webpage. Applicants should either submit their application electronically to Student Services or leave a copy to the Student Services' pigeonhole.

Student Services would be happy to respond to informal enquiries and requests for information.