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

To achieve this mission, every year we support hundreds of young people from low-income and disadvantaged backgrounds to gain access to inspiring, invaluable, and free work experience placements within their local communities, alongside STEM careers guidance and skills workshops.

Places on the programme are very competitive and unfortunately 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 core eligibility criteria:

  • You must be currently attending a non-fee paying and non-selective state-maintained 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 to take part in the majority of the programme during the summer (Monday 24th July – Friday 25th August 2023).

Location Criteria

The In2science summer programme currently runs in the following regions:


















In order to qualify for the summer programme with in-person placements, you must live in a region listed above or within an hour commute of these regions.

If you do not live within an hour of any of our current locations but are keen to get involved, we encourage you to apply as we are always looking to expand our programme. We will be piloting an online summer programme in 2023 which will enable more young people to access our programme regardless of where they live.

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 in Year 11, or at sixth form.
  • Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA), Pupil Premium or the 16-19 Bursary: Be a current recipient of an EMA, Pupil Premium or the 16-19 Bursary. 
  • Higher Education: Have parents or guardians who do not have a higher education degree.
  • Experience of Care: Students who are, or have ever been, in care, or students with caring responsibilities.

Students who apply for the programme are shortlisted based on their application, eligibility and teacher reference. Once we have completed the shortlisting process, we contact all students to let them know the outcome of their application.

Are you In2science?

Apply for a place on our programme today.