Summer Studentship Programme

Every year, the Dunn School runs a Summer Studentship programme, aimed at undergraduate students who are passionate about science and keen to gain hands on laboratory experience.

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Studentships last 6-12 weeks, between June and September, and students are supported by a stipend. During the placement, students are integrated within one of the Dunn School research groups (see full list here) and have the opportunity to carry out an original research project alongside (and mentored by) Dunn School scientists.


How to apply

Applications are currently closed, normally opening in the January/February. Please check this page closer to that time for more information.

When applications open, this page will list the research groups participating that year. Applicants will be encouraged to directly contact the head of the group they are interested in, to discuss available projects. They can then submit their application, which normally comprises a letter of motivation and a CV.



Selected students must be:

  • In the middle years of their first degree studies in a UK university.
  • Registered for a basic science (including mathematics and engineering), medical or veterinary degree at a UK university.
  • Non UK applicants with right to work in the UK are eligible to apply.

The studentship cannot be used to fund a project that will form part of the assessment for a degree.



Any questions about the programme can be directed to We also regularly host summer students via the University of Oxford’s UNIQ+ programme.