Undergraduate education

If you're studying for an undergraduate degree, you may be thinking of a research career in biomedical science, population health or humanities and social science. 

During undergraduate education

During the summer holidays of a degree course, we offer: 

We don’t fund degree courses.

Biomedical Vacation Scholarships

If you want to get hands-on experience in a research environment while you do an undergraduate degree, you can apply for a Biomedical Vacation Scholarship.

During a scholarship, you'll learn valuable research skills that will help you with your degree. We hope you’ll get a taste of what a career in research is like, that will help you with your career choices.

Find out more about our Biomedical Vacation Scholarships.

Internships at the Wellcome office in London

If you want to understand how a global charity works while you do an undergraduate degree, you can apply for a summer internship with us.

During an internship you’ll work on real projects alongside Wellcome staff at our London office.

Find out more about our internships at Wellcome.

After undergraduate education

Think about the range of careers open to you. If you're interested in research, there are many options. For example, you may want to consider an apprenticeship or a technical career. Or you could apply for a postgraduate degree, such as a Master's or PhD. Find out about our postgraduate training.

Or you can use the transferable skills that you've gained during your degree in many careers outside of research.
 

Overview of our schemes that support careers in research

How we support research careers

Besides our funding schemes, we work in many ways to support careers in research.

Other funding opportunities

View and compare biomedical research funding schemes offered by Wellcome and seven other UK funders on the Medical Research Council website.