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Am I eligible to apply?

All fully-registered Warwick undergraduate students are eligible to apply for a URSS bursary. Erasmus students and students on other exchange trips are not eligible to apply (please check your status with Student Records).

Final year students are eligible to apply however, it is important to note that commitment to the scheme will run beyond your graduation. Your registration will be extended until the end of September to allow you access the library, buildings, Moodle, email etc.

If you have participated in URSS previously you are welcome to apply again, however you will not be eligible to apply for another URSS bursary if you have already received one. You can still apply and participate but you will need to seek other sources of funding (such as eGRP, Infineum, departmental funding) or you may consider funding the project yourself. You will be considered as a URSS Affiliate but will still be able to access the URSS moodle course, skills training sessions and participate in the annual Showcase event.

The URSS has definitely been the highlight of my university experience

Student feedback from URSS Experience 2019

How do I apply?

The URSS does NOT arrange projects for you. You will need to come up with a research project and find a supervisor who is willing to support your project. The application should be completed with your supervisor.

  • Once you have come up with a particular area of interest approach relevant members of staff who have an interest in that area about the possibility of developing a project or ask if they can recommend a colleague who might be interested in supervising your project.
  • If you have a broader range of interests, talk to your tutors and lecturers to see if they are looking for or of anyone who is looking for a student to work on a URSS project.
  • URSS projects can be carried out as part of a group either within one department, or across departments. Agree with the members of staff involved who will be the named lead supervisor. Each student within the group will need to submit a separate application with their lead supervisor.
  • If you apply and are accepted for one of the four research exchanges places at Hong Kong University (HKU) the URSS Co-ordinator will arrange an academic supervisor for you at HKU.

Applying for a group project does not guarantee that all members of the group will have successful applications. You must consider the implications if one/some of you are unsuccessful.

The URSS application online form should be completed by the applicant and your lead supervisor. You are advised to discuss and agree project dates, costs and ethical considerations with your supervisor before completing the form. To see the information required and examples of previous successful application see Required information for URSS application

I loved the URSS Project learnt so much about the area of my research and even about myself. I would encourage every student to apply.

Student feedback from URSS Experience 2018