CyberFirst Student Bursary- Registration of Interest Ref 2330

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We are looking for people with a desire to have an interesting and varied career in cyber security to join our CyberFirst Student Bursary scheme, which aims to help, support, and prepare undergraduates for a career in cyber security. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) lead the bursary, and work with over 150 other government departments and selected industry members to offer students an excellent development package whilst studying for an undergraduate degree.  During the years you study at a UK university, you’ll receive a bursary of £4,000 per year, tax free.  Each summer, you’ll either complete training at a CyberFirst Academy or an 8-week work placement with NCSC, a government body, or one of our industry members. You’ll receive a summer payment equivalent to £2000.  In addition, you may receive a contribution to your accommodation costs.

You’ll 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 2022.


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 the start of your Bursary in September 2022 and have (or expect to have) attained a minimum 2:1 equivalent at the end of academic year 2021/22.

For further information about the CyberFirst Bursary

Information on our nationality criteria can be found here  

As part of the process you will need to complete the online test- Immersive Labs. We would like to offer you the opportunity to try out the Immersive Labs before you submit your application, to find out more please click here.

The application window for the CyberFirst Student Bursary Scheme will open on Monday 6th September 2021. In the meantime, we encourage:

·         Women (of any background) *

 To register their interest in this forthcoming opportunity.

*Please note that we are confining registrations of interest to the above group only, due to their current under-representation in the Cyber Security Profession.
A registration of interest does not constitute a job application, nor will such registration have any bearing upon the recruitment process itself.  
Any individuals who register their interest and who decide subsequently to apply for the CyberFirst Student Bursary Scheme will need to complete an application form once the window for applications has opened.
Once the application window has opened, we will welcome applications from all candidates, regardless of their ethnic background, gender, disability and/or any other characteristic(s).  All applications will be assessed solely on merit.
Register your interest here.

This Program / Vacancy is closed to applications.