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Work Experience Bursary Scheme 2019/2020

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Work Experience Bursary scheme is currently not taking new applications for this academic year 2019/2020.

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

Make sure that you follow the steps below to increase your chances of making a successful application!

1. Before completing the application form ensure that you have downloaded, read and understood the Work Experience Bursaries Terms & Conditions 2020. This document outlines your responsibilities should you be awarded a bursary. You should also read through the frequently asked questions guide.

2. You must then fill in an online Work Experience Bursary - 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. Applications will be considered on a monthly basis until all the funding has been allocated.

3. All completed applications should be submitted online. Your CV and evidence should be sent to with the following in the subject line 'Work Experience Bursary 2020 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.