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

To achieve this mission, we have supported over 1,000 young people from low-income and disadvantaged backgrounds from local communities gain access to inspiring, invaluable and free 2-week STEM summer placements, 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:

You must be currently attending a non-fee paying state-funded school.

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

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

You must be available for two consecutive weeks between the 27th July to the 28th of August.

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:


Welwyn Garden City

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.

Polar4 Q1
Currently live in a POLAR4 Q1 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.

Are You In2science?

Apply for a place on our programme today.