UNIQ+ Research Internships

UNIQ+ research internships are designed to provide students from under-represented and disadvantaged backgrounds who are ordinarily resident in the UK, with the opportunity to experience postgraduate study. UNIQ+ aims to provide a real day-to-day experience of postgraduate research. During the seven-week programme (which will normally run during July-August time), interns undertake a research project, attend training skills sessions and receive information on graduate study. They meet and work with researchers, academic staff, and graduate students from the University of Oxford.

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Interns receive:

  • a scholarship stipend of approx. £3,000 for the seven-week programme designed to offset any loss of the opportunity to take up paid employment during the summer. The stipend includes a contribution towards any expenses that may be incurred travelling to and from Oxford;
  • free-of-charge accommodation provided by one of Oxford's colleges; and
  • an application fee waiver for applying to a graduate course at Oxford (currently the application fee is £75 per application)

UNIQ+ is designed to:
  • enhance your research skills
  • enhance your ability to make a competitive application to postgraduate courses
  • introduce you to leading researchers and staff at the University of Oxford; and
  • offer you information about opportunities for postgraduate study and research careers


Applications are free, and open to UK residents who are currently studying, or already have, a degree at undergraduate level in a science-based subject from a UK university with a predicted outcome of 2:1 or more. Full eligibility criteria are available on the UNIQ+ website. Applications for 2024 internships are now closed.