Important Note for EU students applying to commence their studies in 2021-22 or afterwards
Following the Education (Student Fees, Awards and Support) (Amendment) Regulations 2021, EU nationals (except Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland), other EEA and Swiss nationals will no longer be eligible for financial support from Student Finance England for courses starting in the academic year 2021-22, unless they are covered by the citizens’ rights provision of the Withdrawal Agreement. Students who will not be entitled to financial support from Student Finance England will also no longer be eligible for funding from the Summer Bursaries scheme. They will still be eligible for funding from the Undergraduate Academic Research Projects Fund for their summer projects.
EU students entering the College in October 2020 and returning EU students will remain eligible for the Summer Bursaries.
We are very pleased to invite all eligible undergraduates to enter the competition for the 2021 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 2021.
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 £66,880;
- You are returning to St John's in the 2021-22 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 the 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.
Please note that your application will be considered and assessed on an individual basis if you are undertaking a paid internship or have other sources of funding either from the College or from an external organisation.
For successful applicants, the amount of the bursary awarded will depend, among other factors, on their household income and the duration of their planned activity. The maximum amount that can be awarded is £2,240 for 8 weeks.
Successful applicants, whose household income is below £42,620, will be considered for the full amount, which is £280 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 a report on their Summer Bursary project by 1st October 2021; and
(b) Make a presentation on the outcome of their Summer Bursary project if asked to do so by the College.
The application system will open in the week of 22nd February and the closing date for applications is Thursday 29th April 2021. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application in June.
Students who wish to apply will have to complete the Summer Funding Application Form 2021 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.