Bursaries at BioGrad

Means tested bursaries available to support pre-university students in developing scientific and clinical skills

BioGrad Bursaries

Eight fully funded and ten part funded bursaries have been released for the 2017/2018 academic year to support pre-university students develop scientific and clinical skills.

BioGrad Partner Schools

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  • Bolton School Logo
  • Ellesmere Port Logo
  • Holy Trinity Academy Logo
  • Liverpool College Logo
  • Merchant Taylors Logo
  • Runshaw College Logo
  • St Anselm College Logo
  • Upton Hall School Logo
  • South Bromsgrove High Logo
  • Archbishop Beck Catholic Logo
  • St John Bosco Logo
  • Archbishop Blanch Logo
  • Bury College Logo
  • Katharine Lady Berkeley School Logo
  • Carmel College Logo
  • Range High Logo
  • St Nicholas Academy Logo
  • St Bonaventure School Logo

Who Can Apply

Bursaries are awarded to Y12-Y13 students who would not otherwise be able to afford to attend a BioGrad course. Bursaries are managed by staff members at our partner schools as we require a school representative to confirm the pupil premium status of all applicants. We are specifically seeking students who hope to pursue a career in science or medicine and want to use the course to further these aspirations.

Fully Funded Bursaries

Fully funded bursaries are released in September of each year, applications should be made early in the academic year for the highest chance of success. There is a limit of 1 fully funded bursary for each partner school. These bursaries are valued at £696 to cover the cost of the below courses:

Part Funded Bursaries

Part funded bursaries are released in September of each year, applications should be made early in the academic year for the highest chance of success. There is no limit on the total number of part funded bursaries awarded to an individual school. Bursaries are valued at £384 to cover the 50% of the costs of the below courses, it is expected that schools will cover the remainder of the costs from Pupil Premium funding to support their students:

Application process

Only students attending BioGrad Partner Schools will be eligible to apply for these bursaries and a named member of staff will be responsible for confirming the pupil premium status of the student. BioGrad will also visit partner schools once per year to offer a free lecture to students interested in medical or science careers.

If you wish to become a BioGrad Partner School please complete the below form. Once complete you will receive an email with a paper form to complete and return.

Application Form


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