CyberFirst Student Bursary and Development Scheme for September 2020 Intake - Register of Interest Ref.1849

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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 over 70 selected industry members to offer students a comprehensive package of financial assistance and cyber skills training whilst studying for an undergraduate degree.  During the years you study at University, you’ll receive a Bursary of £4,000 per year, tax free.  Each summer, you'll complete training at a CyberFirst Academy or an 8 week training placement with NCSC, a government body, or one of our industry partners. Wherever you're placed for the summer, you'll receive a summer placement payment equivalent to £2000. In addition you'll receive expenses for accomodation and travel.

Upon completion of your chosen degree studies we will aim to place you in a paid cyber security role within UK national security, government or industry with the expectation that you would stay for a minimum of three years.  However, if at the end of your degree course, you would prefer to continue with academic study, we may be able to facilitate post graduate research in cyber security with the possibility of funding.

We are looking for motivated and committed individuals, from all backgrounds, with an aspiration for a career in cyber security.  As part of the selection process, you will be expected to demonstrate that you have the aptitude to develop an understanding of computers, how they work and how to secure them.  

You will need to have (or expect to have) 3 ‘A’ levels in any subject at Grade B or above (or equivalent) and have an offer (or be applying) to study an Undergraduate Degree or Integrated Masters in any subject at a UK University from September 2020


Already be studying an Undergraduate Degree or Integrated Masters in any subject at a UK University, with a minimum of 2 years of full-time study remaining at the University from September 2020 and have (or expect to have) attained a minimum 2:1 equivalent at the end of academic year 2019/20.

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*** CyberFirst Student Bursary and Development Scheme will open for applications in September 2019.  However, you may register your interest NOW and you will be contacted when the campaign opens ***

This Program / Vacancy is closed to applications.