How to apply

Nuffield Research Placements are administered regionally throughout the UK. If you have any questions about taking part, you should first check our Student FAQ page which may provide answers to your questions. If you still have queries, please contact your local Nuffield Coordinator.

Not all students are eligible to apply for the programme, so please check your eligibility before starting an application. 

If you are eligible to apply for the programme, you will need to complete an online application form. In this, you will need to provide the following: 

  • Personal information (contact details, special requirements etc.)
  • Educational information (school, qualifications achieved and qualifications currently studying, preferred subject area for placement).
  • A personal statement outlining why they want to do a Nuffield Research Placement.
  • Details about any other outside interests.
  • A Full Bursary application (if applicable).

As part of the application process, you will nominate a teacher from your school to provide a reference in support of your application. You will need to provide the name and e-mail address of the teacher that you would like to supply your reference. You parent/guardian(s) will need to sign a consent form that you can download from the online application. You will need to upload this by scanning it or uploading a photo of the signed form. An additional form is required if you are applying for a bursary and your parents may be required to submit evidence to support this part of the application. 

You can start your application process and come back to it at any time. Use one e-mail and password to access your account and remember to save any pages that you start working on so you can come back to them later. 

We strongly recommend that students read through the application guidance whilst completing an application. This provides important information on the ways to write a good personal statement and other tips relevant to the application process. A well-prepared application and supporting statement will greatly improve your chances of being selected for a placement.

Are you ready to start your application process? Click here to access the online application system. Good luck!