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Discretionary Internship Bursary

If you are undertaking an internship, voluntary placement or similar opportunity outside of a normal placement year you may be eligible to apply for an award.

What support is available

Non-repayable grants worth up to £2,000 are available to UK Home undergraduate students who meet certain eligibility criteria; undertaking internships, research or project related opportunities, voluntary placements etc. These can be undertaken at any point on your course but must be outside of a normal placement year.

Awards will vary depending on the length of the opportunity, and consideration will be given to applications which may enhance your employability or provide a social benefit. Funds are limited and no guarantee of an award can be made.

Eligibility for the Discretionary Internship Bursary

The Discretionary Internship Bursary is part of Bath’s undergraduate financial support framework for UK Home undergraduate students who took up a place to study at the University of Bath from 2012 onwards and are undertaking a research/project related opportunity, voluntary placement or another degree related opportunity. It is paid in the form of non-repayable bursaries to students who meet one of the following specific eligibility criteria:

  • you are in receipt of a Bath Bursary or a Gold Scholarship
  • For pre 2019 entrants you have a household income of £22,000 or below but do not meet widening participation criteria (see below):
  • For 2019 entrants you have a household income of £25,000 or below but do not meet widening participation criteria (see below):
  1. you are a care leaver
  2. you attended a below average performing school/college
  3. your home is in a neighbourhood with low participation in higher education
  4. you completed the Access to HE Diploma
  5. you or your family receive a state means-tested benefit
  6. you are irreconcilably estranged from your parent(s) or guardian(s)
  7. you are a young carer
  8. your home address is in an area of lower social mobility according to ACORN
  9. you are a refugee

If you have previously received an award from the Discretionary Internship Bursary, then this will be taken into consideration and may mean your application is unsuccessful as we aim to assist as many students as possible.

Please contact Student Money Advice to make an application or to request the full terms & conditions.


If you have any questions, please contact us.

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