Work Experience Bursary Scheme 2023

The University of Manchester Work Experience Bursary Scheme will close to applications on Monday 10th July 2023.

The scheme offers financial support for full time undergraduates of all years to undertake career enhancing work experience. The scheme supports low or unpaid work experience opportunities.

During the impact of the pandemic, all work experience bursary applications need to comply with current government travel guidelines. More information is available in our COVID-19 Key Information section.

How could you benefit from a work experience bursary?

We want to help you with the costs of undertaking your career related work experience. This is why the Careers Service has a dedicated bursary fund which is open to full time undergraduate students.

This bursary can be used to cover the following expenses which you may incur:

  • travel expenses
  • accommodation costs
  • and/or dependent care costs

The bursary cannot cover the cost of:

  • food
  • clothing
  • travel visas
  • travel insurance
  • living costs
  • course related placements or electives
  • conferences
  • career related open days
  • retrospective Work Experience bursary applications
  • Work Experience bursary applications for 2024

Am I eligible?

Take a look at the points below to see if you qualify. You must be:

  • a full time undergraduate;
  • a UK or international undergraduate;
  • considering work experience that contributes to your personal development, your skills development and/or supports your future career aspirations.

For final year undergraduates only:

  • you must complete your work experience by the end of June 2023.

For more details you can read Bursary Terms and Conditions

How to apply

Applications will close at 5pm on Monday 10th July 2023.

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

  • You must then complete an online application form via CareerConnect and upload proof of the work experience opportunity that you will be undertaking. You will also be required to upload a copy of your CV. To find the application form, click on the “UoM Schemes” tab on your CareerConnect homepage. If you click on “UoM Scheme List” you should be able to select “Work Experience Bursary 2023”.
  • Please include as much detail as possible in your application such as estimated travel, accommodation and/or dependent care costs. 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. We aim to get back to you with a decision within seven working days of the closing date (usually the end of each month).

COVID-19 & Illnesses

COVID-19 and Overseas Travel: Key Information

When making an application you must ensure that any travel you have arranged in connection with your work experience adheres to the most up to date government guidelines in relation to COVID-19 and any other travel restrictions that apply to the country you are travelling to. Foreign travel advice is available via: Foreign travel advice - GOV.UK ( where you can get the latest updates on coronavirus, safety, security and travel warnings. If there is a gap between when you organise your work experience and the start date of the experience, it is important that you re-check the latest government and travel guidelines prior to travelling and commencing your work experience.