Careers Service

Work Experience Bursary Scheme 2016

Update 7 June 2016: The Work Experience Bursary scheme for 2016 has now closed.

If you have applied for a bursary before this date, the team will be in touch very soon to advise on your application.

Thank you to all students who have applied to the scheme this year.

Would you benefit from a work experience bursary?

Are you looking for work experience, but finding it financially difficult to take up the opportunity you really want? Then you might benefit from a Work Experience Bursary!

The Careers Service has a limited bursary fund which is open to full time undergraduate students. We want to help you with the costs of undertaking career related work experience. This might be unpaid, a low paid role or where there are additional costs associated with taking up the opportunity.

This bursary can only be used to cover related travel, accommodation, and/or dependent care costs incurred as a result of undertaking your work experience.‌

How to apply

Applications for 2016 have now closed and are no longer being accepted.

1. Before completing the application form ensure that you have downloaded, read and understood the Work Experience Bursary - Terms & Conditions. This document outlines your responsibilities should you be awarded a bursary. You should also read through the frequently asked questions.

2. You must then submit a completed application form and provide proof of the work experience opportunity that you will be undertaking. Include as much detail as possible in your application. All applications will be considered on an individual basis based on the information you provide in the application form. This will be on a monthly basis until the funding scheme is closed.

3. All completed applications should be sent to with the following in the subject line 'Work Experience Bursary 2016 application'. We will then acknowledge receipt within three working days and aim to get back to you with a decision within seven working days of the closing date (usually the end of each month).


To be eligible for a Work Experience Bursary, you must be a current, full time UK/ EU or international undergraduate student of The University of Manchester.