We are very pleased to invite all eligible undergraduates to enter the competition for the 2019 Summer Bursaries.
The aim of the Summer Bursaries competition is to enable eligible students to pursue educational interests or career development opportunities, for a period of up to 8 weeks during the Long Vacation 2019.
You are invited to apply to the Summer Bursary competition if you meet the following criteria:
- 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 £66,579;
- You are returning to St John's in the 2019-20 academic year to continue your undergraduate studies or to 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.
* Applications from students who intend to progress into the fourth year of their degree programme but do not yet know if they will be accepted into the fourth year 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 condition that a student is subsequently accepted for the fourth year of the degree programme. Each application that falls into this category will be reviewed independently and it will be on the discretion of the College to add a condition or not.
The funded activities may involve research projects, summer courses at other Institutions, exploring new academic and educational interests, unpaid work experience and internships. This list is not exclusive and any activity which would clearly add value to your career and personal development could be considered.
Your application will be considered and assessed on an individual basis if you are undertaking a paid internship or have other sources of funding from the College or an external organisation.
For successful applicants, the amount of the bursary awarded will depend on their household income as well as the duration of their planned activity, with a maximum of £2,120 for 8 weeks.
Successful applicants, whose household income is below £42,620, will be awarded the full amount, which is £265 per week. If the household income of successful applicants is above this threshold, a partial bursary will be awarded.
Conditions of the award
All recipients of Summer Bursaries will be required to:
(a) Submit to the Director of Education & Senior Tutor a report on their Summer Bursary project by the first day of Michaelmas Term 2019; and
(b) Make a presentation on the outcome of their Summer Bursary project to stakeholders of the College if asked to do so by the Director of Education & Senior Tutor.
The application system will open on Tuesday 12 March 2019 and the closing date for applications is Thursday 2 May 2019. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application at the beginning of June.
Students who wish to apply will have to complete the Summer Funding Application Form 2019 and upload it to the "Your CV" upload area on the online application form. On the online application form, there is a field about "Previous exchange experience" - please leave this blank as this is not relevant.
Please note that students who wish to also be considered for a Grant for an Undergraduate Academic Research Project (UARP) do not need to complete a separate form.
Student Services would be happy to respond to informal enquiries and requests for information.