Financial Support

Financial Support

There are a number of bursaries offered by the University which can help you travel to interviews and enhance your employability.

The Grow Your Future Careers Bursary

Do you need financial help getting to interviews/assessment centres? Then why not apply for a GROW Your Future Careers bursary?


You could receive up to £400 per academic year to cover travel costs and accommodation costs to attend interviews or assessment centres for:

  • Graduate jobs
  • Internships
  • Further study

At the discretion of the Careers team, assistance is also available for travel costs and accommodation costs to attend:

  • Workplace visits undertaken as part of The Career Mentoring Programme
  • Insight Days
  • Open Days

This is available where travel/subsistence expenses are not provided by the recruiting organisation or the amount available does not cover your full costs. Please note that you can only use this bursary for graduate level roles, internships or placements opportunities. You can claim more than once, but the total claimed per academic year should not exceed £400 and there is a £100 limit for accommodation costs incurred on a single visit.

Work Experience

Are you looking for work experience in the UK or abroad, but finding it financially difficult to take up the opportunity you really want? Or are you finding hands on work experience difficult to find in the pandemic and are looking for other ways to boost your employability through a personal or professional development opportunity but the costs are making it difficult?

Then you might benefit from a GROW Your Future Careers Bursary!

We want to help you with the costs of undertaking career-related work experience and professional development opportunities.

This might be unpaid (e.g. voluntary work), a low paid role, or where there are additional costs associated with taking up the opportunity. Lancaster University Careers Service does not endorse unpaid internships – further information about unpaid work experience and your rights can be found on TARGETjobs.

Work experience can take place in the UK or overseas.

What costs can the Bursary be used to help with?

This Bursary can only be used to cover costs incurred as a result of undertaking work experience or travelling to an interview such as:

  • Accommodation
  • Transport
  • Dependant’s care costs
  • Other costs (e.g. technical equipment to participating in online or virtual work experience opportunities effectively)
  • Professional clothing (£150 max)
  • Costs of personal/ professional development opportunities (please see our guidelines at the bottom of the page relating to what sort of opportunities we might support through this bursary)

The GROW Your Future Careers Bursary cannot be used to cover:

  • daily expenses such as food 
  • visa/passport application fees  
  • railcards (except in exceptional circumstances) 

The GROW Your Future Careers Bursary will be awarded on a competitive, first come first served basis so don't miss your chance!


Don't miss out the chance to be considered for the bursary. Fill out the application form!

Apply now!