Eligibility

In2scienceUK is a charity with the mission to increase social mobility and diversity in STEM.

To achieve this mission, we have supported over 2,000 young people from low-income and disadvantaged backgrounds gain access to inspiring, invaluable, and free summer placements within their local communities, alongside careers guidance and STEM skills workshops.

Unfortunately, places on the programme are very competitive and we are not able to offer everyone a place.

Core Criteria

In order to be considered for the programme you must meet all of the following eligibility criteria:

School
You must be currently attending a non-fee paying and non-selective state-maintained school.

Year
You must be 16 years old or over and a current year 12 student or equivalent.

Subjects
You must be studying at least one STEM related A-Level, BTEC or equivalent. 

Availability
You must be available to take part in the majority programme during the summer.

Location Criteria

We are always looking to expand where we offer our programme to new regions and give as many inspirational young people the opportunity to participate as possible. If you do not live within one hour of one of our current regions, but would like to apply anyway, we will let you know if a placement in your area becomes available.

The In2ScienceUK programme currently runs in the following regions:

Birmingham

Bristol

Cambridge

Cardiff

Colchester

Coventry

Edinburgh

Exeter

Lancaster

Leeds

Leicester

Liverpool

London

Manchester

Oxford

Reading

Warwick

Wolverhampton

Additional Criteria

To be considered for our shortlist, you must meet at least one of the following criteria. (These may differ depending on region)

Free School Meals
Be a recipient of Free School Meals (FSM) in year 11, or at sixth form.

EMA or Pupil Premium
Be a current recipient of EMA or Pupil Premium.

Higher Education
Have parents or carers who have no higher education degree.

Education Health & Care Plan
Students who have an EHCP at their school.

Experience of Care
Students who are, or have ever been, in care.

Polar4 Q1 or Q2
Currently live in a POLAR4 Q1 or Q2 area. Click here to check your area.

Each student who applies for the programme is shortlisted for an interview based on their application, eligibility and reference. Students will only be offered a placement after all interviews are completed.

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