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Sandwich students


Join the programme

Students of all nationalities registered at a UK university can apply.

Applications open: early October 2018

Application close: 13 November 2018

Interviews: 04 February 2019

Start date: 01 July 2019

Check our website again in early October 2018 for full details on how to apply to our 2019 start programme.


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Sandwich students join one of the Crick's research groups or science technology platforms for 12 months, working on a defined research project.

As well as benefitting from well-resourced research labs and state-of-the-art facilities, you will be provided with a supportive and stimulating work environment, and scientific and transferable skills training.

The programme

The Sandwich Student Programme starts with an induction which will introduce you to the Crick, how to work in its laboratories, and each other.

During the following year, you will attend internal and external seminars and take part in scientific and professional development training. Towards the end of the programme, you will receive training in scientific presentation skills before presenting your work at a Crick Sandwich Student Symposium.


You must:

  • be registered at a UK university, and studying in the UK for an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline
  • be in your second year of study at the time of applying and
  • have the legal right to work in the UK.

You will receive funding equivalent to the London Living Wage during your placement.

My favourite thing about working in the Crick was the feeling of belonging to a massive scientific community dedicated to tackling problems. I felt like I could grow as a scientist. I had to learn to plan my experiments on my own and set myself some achievable goals. But I believe I managed to do that!
Dalia Gala, sandwich student