CyberFirst Student Bursary Scheme 2018 - Registration of Interest Ref. 1248

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CyberFirst is a Student Bursary scheme inspired and led by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) which aims to help support and prepare undergraduates for a career in cyber security. NCSC will partner with other government departments and selected industry to offer students a comprehensive package of financial assistance and cyber skills training to help kick start a career in cyber security.

 Successful applicants could be offered:

•    An annual bursary of £4,000 for each year of degree study in a STEM Subject.

•    Paid summer work activities with NCSC or other parts of government or industry involved in national security or protecting critical national infrastructure, for each year of study. This will be a mix of training, learning and development and work experience – all designed to give students the best possible start in a career in Cyber Security.

•    Upon completion of your degree studies we will aim to place you in a paid Cyber Security role within UK national security, government or industry for three years.

•    If after the end of your degree you would prefer to continue with academic study, we may consider funding post graduate research in cyber security.

•    Membership of the CyberFirst Student Community, which aims to offer peer mentoring and advice from cyber security experts. Throughout the scheme you will be part of a close-knit cohort, providing opportunities for support and learning.

Application Criteria
•    UK National

•    Three ‘A’ levels at grade B or above, or equivalent qualifications in any subject.

•    Have an offer to study, or be in your first year of studying a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths) degree at a UK university.

Please be aware that as part of the selection process you will be expected to prove clearly that you have a good understanding of computers, how they work and how to secure them.

*** Please note that the CyberFirst Student Bursary scheme will open for applications October 2017. However, you may register your interest NOW and you will be contacted when the campaign opens ***

This Program / Vacancy is closed to applications.