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Check your eligibility

Please remember, in order to apply for a Nuffield Research Placement you must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Your family has a combined household income of below £30,000 a year.
  • You are entitled to free schools meals, either now or at any time in the last six years.
  • You live, or have lived, in local authority care.
  • You will be the first in your immediate family to participate in higher education (not including any older siblings)*.

* This means neither of your parents/carers has participated in higher education, either in the UK or another country. If your siblings have attended higher education, but your parents/carers have not, you are still eligible.

You must also:

  • Be over 16 years old and in Year 12 (or equivalent).
  • Be in full-time, state-funded education in the UK.
  • Have at least 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at Level 6 or above, including maths, a science subject and English (or another humanities subject).
  • Be studying one or more A-levels, Scottish Highers (or equivalent) in science, technology, engineering, economics, geography, geology, economics, psychology, computing, statistics or maths.
  • Be able to spend a few consecutive weeks over July and/or August to collaborate with your Project Supervisor.

We recommend that you speak with a teacher and your parent/guardian to discuss your application with them as they may be able to offer you some help. They can find out more information on our website.

If you fulfil the above criteria, please click the button below to start your application and good luck!

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