The Undergraduate Summer School 2018 in Norwich, UK

Deadline: 19 January 2018
Open to: students universities and educational institutions within the UK and abroad
Venue: 01 July 2018 – 26 August 2018 Norwich, UK


The Undergraduate Summer School is a unique opportunity for undergraduate students from all corners of the globe to spend 8 weeks here at the internationally renowned research center, partnering with fellow co-located institutes; The Sainsbury Laboratory and The Earlham Institute.

You will experience amazing plant and microbial science, interacting with some of the most esteemed scientists in the world, gaining an unrivaled research experience, to take into your future careers.

Alongside the invaluable career development skills you will pick up, the Summer School is a social event, where you will meet like-minded people from around the world, developing lifelong friendships. The 8 weeks include frequent organized social activities, from an introductory make-your-own pizza night, meals out, BBQ’s and finally a 2-day hotel stay on the beautiful North Norfolk coast.


Students at universities and educational institutions within the UK and abroad are eligible to apply. The range of disciplines includes the Physical Sciences, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Mathematics and the Biological and Biomedical Sciences. Applications on behalf of first-year students, final-year undergraduates already committed to a Ph.D. Program, or graduates, will not be considered. Medical students, and medical students studying for intercalated science degrees are not eligible.

Students must be registered at a higher education institution for the majority of their degree.  Since this is an international training programme, the eligibility criteria may be slightly different for different countries. In all cases, eligible applicants should be at the stage in their education when they are considering the possibility of eventually undertaking a Ph.D. programme, but at the time of application they should not have chosen or accepted any particular Ph.D. studentship programme.


  • GBP 200 spending money;
  • Free accommodation in a private en-suite room, with shared kitchen;
  • An organized programme of training, research, seminars, workshops and social events;
  • The chance to be part of a world-renowned scientist’s laboratory and to directly contribute to their cutting-edge research;
  • An opportunity to experience life in a truly world-leading scientific institute across a variety of biological and chemical sciences including microbiology, cell biology, biochemistry, chemistry, genetics, molecular biology and computational and mathematical biology.

How to Apply?

In order to apply, please fill the application.

For more information, please visit the official web page.