University of Dundee

Scholarships - External Opportunities



AstraZeneca are an innovation-driven, global, biopharmaceutical company with a vision to save lives through innovative science, collaboration and exceptional service delivery.  The IMED Undergraduate Industrial Student (UIPS) Programme introduces individuals to the world of ground-breaking drug discovery, embedding undergraduates within highly dedicated teams driven to creating impactful new medicines.  For more information click here

Biochemical Society

The Biochemical Society promotes the future of molecular biosciences; facilitating the sharing of expertise, supporting the advancement of biochemistry and molecular biology, and raising awareness of their importance in addressing societal grand challenges. For more information click here

The Francis Crick Institute, London

The Summer Student Programme is aimed at undergraduates at a UK university who are considering a future in biomedical research. These short placements give students hands-on experience and a true feel of what it's like to work in a lab.  For more information click here.

Institute of Neurosciences Summer School

The Institute of Neurosciences offer a summer school scheme for current undergraduate students who want to learn more about Neuroscience research techniques. Our research groups include: animal welfare and comparative neuroscience, human behaviour and evolution, audition, vision, motor control, neurological conditions such as epilepsy, psychiatry, psychology, autism, stroke, ageing and neurogeneration, motor control and mitochondrial disease.  For more information click here

Imperial College London

Based in the heart of London, this four-week Revolutions in Biomedicine summer programme gives a unique insight into past, present and future biomedical transformations in a hands-on research environment at a leading international university.  For more information click here.

John Innes Centre, Norwich

UK and non-UK students are provided with the unique opportunity to spend the summer on their research programme in plant, microbial and computational biology.  For more information click here.

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge

The LMB Summer Studentships scheme is aimed at undergraduate students who are considering a future in academic research. The studentships provide hands-on experience of research and a true feel for what it is like to work in a lab. For more information click here.

Nuffield Foundation, London

The placements help students to increase confidence and improve key skills including practical, communication, report-writing and presentation skills.  It also provides excellent experiences & skills to include on CV’s and personal statements. By working with professional scientists and engineers in a real-life environment, students gain an invaluable insight into a wide variety of careers. For more information click here.

Student placements in the Highlands & Islands

This programme offers paid placement in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland to students who wish to gain experience over the summer (eight to twelve weeks) and has now expanded this to include digital technology work based placements, where there may be the opportunity to undertake an up to 22 week placement on a pro rata basis during the academic year.  For more information click here.

UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, London

Up to ten studentships will be available for undergraduate students studying science or medicine.  For more information click here.

University of Glasgow Institute of Cancer Sciences, Glasgow

An opportunity for undergraduate students studying Life Sciences who are considering a career in cancer research and want to experience for themselves what it is like working in a research lab.  For more information click here.

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute welcomes students who wish to gain hands-on experience of working in a scientific research environment while studying. For more information click here.


The Vienna Biocenter, Vienna

The Vienna Biocenter Summer School provides a unique opportunity for approx. 25 undergraduate students to work side by side with leading researchers in a dynamic scientific environment.  It is the perfect preparation for those students who are interested in graduate study in the life sciences arena. For more information click here.

Institute of Science and Technology, Austria

IST Austria offers summer internships to outstanding undergraduate students interested in basic research in Biology, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Neuroscience and interdisciplinary areas.  For more information click here.


Research Training Centre

The Research Training Centre (RTC) was established at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute in 1996 to provide trainees (graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and summer students) with an exceptional research and learning environment.   For more information click here.

University of Toronto- Institute of Medicine

The Institute of Medical Science (IMS) has an exceptional Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) which provides an opportunity for undergraduate B.Sc. and medical students (who do not hold a graduate degree) to become involved in projects relating to biomedical research. For more information click here.


DKFZ Summer Internship in Cancer Research

The DKFZ Summer Internship is an 8-week program for outstanding and ambitious master's students who are interested in gaining laboratory research experience. Students of the Summer Internship spend two months working in a laboratory at the DKFZ where they participate in cutting-edge, cancer-related research and interact with leading scientists in the field as well as with fellow students from around the world.  For more information click here.

International Helmholtz Research School of Biophysics and Soft Matter

The IHRS BioSoft offers a guest student programme for Master students in biology, chemistry, and physics and related subjects. (In exceptional cases, also Bachelor students towards the end of their studies and students that have recently finished their Master studies can be accepted as guest students.)  For more information click here.

The Institute of Molecular Biology, Mainz

The programme offers outstanding and enthusiastic undergraduate, Masters and PhD students from all over the world the opportunity to acquire excellent practical skills and hands-on training from leading scientists in molecular biology.  For more information click here.

Summer Molecular Medicine, Jena University

The Interdisciplinary Center for Clinical Research of the University Hospital of Jena invites young scientists from all over the world to participate in the Summer School of Molecular Medicine. The Summer School will be held in August / September each year in Jena, Germany.   For more information click here.

Universität Heidelberg

The science cluster “Cellular Networks“is one of Heidelberg's core structures in research and education. We are an interdisciplinary research cluster centered around Heidelberg’s life sciences. For more information click here.


Kupcinet-Getz International Summer School

The Kupcinet-Getz International Science School accepts a select number of outstanding undergraduate students each summer to participate in research projects in mathematics, physics, chemistry and the life sciences. This is an enrichment program designed for undergraduate students from all over the world who are majoring in the sciences.  For more information click here.


Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University

The OIST Graduate School offers education and research opportunities through a system of undergraduate and graduate placements as Research Interns. These short-term placements as a Research Intern give a select few talented students the opportunity to gain experience in a particular laboratory or to learn a specific technique. For more information click here.

Riken Center for Brain Sciences

The Summer Program is designed to encourage and further the education of young neuroscientists and emerging researchers as they enter the international neuroscience community.  Around 45 international students are typically accepted each year for the Summer Program, which is highly competitive, with only one out of six or seven applicants being selected. For more information click here

School Of Science – University of Tokyo

The University of Tokyo's School of Science conducts research and education across various scientific fields in order to understand the mechanisms of nature and uncover the immutable laws that govern them. In most cases, scientific research is motivated and advanced by the intellectual interests of researchers and not by the desire to seek the immediate application of findings. The profound understanding of nature that we have gained as a result has formed many conveniences of modern civilization, while also enriching our view of nature and the universe. Science has formed the deepest foundation of civilization and is a driving force for creating the future. With this in mind, the Charter of the School of Science has set the "creation and handing down of knowledge" as the School's main mission. For more information click here


Centre for Genomic Regulation

The Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG) launches the 6th Summer Internship Program to provide undergraduate students and master students the opportunity to conduct summer research at the CRG. The goal of the programme is to encourage students, from any nationality, in the pursuit of a scientific career and to introduce them to an international laboratory experience.   For more information click here.


One of the main objectives of the CNIO is to contribute both in terms of numbers and qualification to the increase of researchers in oncology by means of an extensive training programme. For more information click here.


Industrial Technology Research Institute

Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is one of the world’s leading technology R&D institutions aiming to innovate a better future for society. This program is open to graduate and undergraduate students currently enrolled at accredited colleges and universities. For information on summer internships please click here


Global Research Internship (GRI) Programme

The Global Research Internship (GRI) Programme is a university wide Research Programme initiated to stimulate a culture of research for the overseas undergraduates. Participants for this programme will develop research interest, strong sense of cross-cultural intelligence, gain a network of friends and a better understanding of our nation.  Eligible overseas undergraduate students will be given an allowance, and are expected to fulfill a 8-week research attachment at Nanyang Technological University (NTU).  For more information click here.


Universität Zürich

The Zurich Biology Undergraduate Summer School (BUSS) gives undergraduate students in the Life Sciences the chance to perform a significant research project in one of the participating laboratories of the University of Zurich or the ETH Zurich.  For more information click here.

École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne. EPFL

Students will be matched with a specific laboratory based on the student's interest and background.  The student will be working as a member of the research group for a period of eight weeks on a specific project related to the laboratory's research programs.  For more information click here.

University of Lausanne

The first opportunity to do research at the edge of the unknown can be a life changing experience that is remembered for the rest of one’s life. The School of Biology of the Faculty of Biology and Medicine at the University of Lausanne (UNIL) proposes the Summer Undergraduate Research (SUR) Programme for the uninitiated to obtain that first experience.  For more information click here.

Various locations throughtout EUROPE

Amgen Scholars is hosted at five premier institutions throughout Europe. Each host institution has its own application process. Enrollment at a European institution is required, and you can apply to participate at as many host institutions as you are interested in. For more information click here.


The Graduate School of the Stowers Institute

Each student participating in the Stowers Summer Scholars Program works on an independent research project under the direction of a principal investigator. The program offers Stowers Scholars the opportunity to become immersed in a research topic for a full-time eight-week period. For more information please click here

American Heart Association

The goal of this program is to encourage students to pursue careers in cardiovascular research. Eligible students must be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program at the time of application submission.  For more information click here

Pennstate College of Medicine

Penn State College of Medicine offers 10-week summer research programs for undergraduate college students interested in pursuing careers in biomedical sciences research. These programs provide student learning opportunities for career explorations in allied health and the biomedical sciences. For more information click here

SURP Case Western Reserve University

The Department of Pharmacology sponsors a summer research program designed to introduce undergraduates to basic laboratory research. This 10-week program supplies a stipend and contributes additional funds to defray housing and travel expenses.  For more information click here

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York

The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) at CSHL provides an opportunity for undergraduate scientists from around the world to conduct first-rate research. For more information click here.

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena

Since 1979, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) students have had the opportunity to conduct research under the guidance of experienced mentors working at the frontier of their fields. For more information click here.

Duke University, Durham, N.C.

There are various research & summer opportunities available to undergraduate students. For more information click here.

DaRin Butz Foundation Research Internship Program

The DaRin Butz Foundation Research Internship Program at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University gives undergraduates in the life sciences a unique opportunity to experience research from start to finish while gaining training and connections among scientific colleagues.  For more information click here.

Harvard University, Cambridge & Boston, Massachusetts

The Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) Internship Program (HIP) provides undergraduate students with a focused and challenging summer research experience in a cutting-edge stem cell science laboratory. For more information click here.

Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Virginia

This program allows a small number of well-prepared, committed and gifted students to join an intense and exciting research environment. The Janelia Undergraduate Scholars program is a 10-week summer program aimed at well-prepared, independent, and committed students with significant research experience. For more information click here.

The Rockefeller University

The Rockefeller University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program allows students to work with leading scientists in a broad range of areas including biochemistry; structural biology and chemistry; molecular, cell and developmental biology; immunology; virology and microbiology; neuroscience; physics; and mathematical biology. The 20 students accepted into the SURF program will receive a stipend of $5,000.00 for the 10-week period of June 4 through August 10, 2018. For more information click here

Journal of Young Investigators lists details of summer research programs available throughout the USA.  For more information click here.

Summer Research Opportunities in the USA

As summer programs release new 2018 deadline dates, Cornell University posts details of opportunities throughout the USA.  For more information click here.