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Internships and Industry Fund for Computer Science

Launched in 2020, The Internships and Industry Fund for Computer Science provides financial assistance to students enrolled on an undergraduate Computer Science or Natural Science course, to support the uptake of internships and other industry activities.

Due to the generous support of Durham Alumnus and former Netflix CPO, Dr. Neil Hunt, the Internships and Industry Fund for Computer Science is in place to support students in taking up a career-enhancing internship, placement or similar work experience opportunity within industry.

The aim of the fund is to support students with some of the costs associated with completing an internship, placement or similar activity, both in the UK and internationally. All applications must be made via the application form on this page, and by the deadline.

  • The fund can support with the costs associated with a range of industry activities, including internships, placements and other forms of work experience
  • Both undergraduate and postgraduate students may apply
  • Students must be actively enrolled on a Computer Science or Natural Sciences programme of study
  • Eligible students who complete remote internships/experiences are welcome to apply for an award under ‘supplementary costs’ and/or ‘equipment costs’
  • The total award available per student (per cycle) is £1,500
  • There are approximately 20-30 awards available per cycle and awards are made on a ‘first come, first served’ basis


Applications must be made under one or more the following categories:

  • Travel costs (the maximum award is £600)
  • Accommodation costs (the maximum award is £600)
  • Supplementary costs (the maximum award is £500)
  • Equipment costs (the maximum award is £500)


Have a question? You may find an answer on our FAQs list:  Internships and Industry Fund for Computer Science FAQs


  • Be enrolled as an active student on a Computer Science or Natural Sciences programme AND have a household income of £42,875 or less, as assessed by Student Finance England (or equivalent)


  • Be enrolled as an active student on a Computer Science or Natural Sciences programme AND be applying to support a Global Internship or similar opportunity

Required Evidence

  • Confirmation of your current student loan entitlement and Durham Grant

If your household income has not been assessed by the Student Loans Company you will need to provide evidence of your household income in the form of one of the below documents:

  • 3 months of payslips, or
  • Latest annual tax summary document, or
  • An employment contract, or
  • Self-employed accounts


Not sure if you're eligible? Contact us for advice.


How to apply

  1. Apply for the scholarship

    Please submit the completed Internships and Industry Fund for Computer Science Application Form to

    It may take several weeks for your application to be considered and processed by the University so please ensure you submit your application in good time before your internship/placement/experience is due to start.


    The deadline for applications in this cycle is Friday 21st June 2024.


  2. Ask us

    If there are any queries please e-mail Gemma Hutchinson, Operations Coordinator at

  3. Feedback form

    If you are successful in receiving support from the Internships and Industry Fund, then it is a mandatory requirement that you complete and return the Internships and Industry Fund for Computer Science Feedback Form so that your fund donor can be updated on how the fund has supported you.


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Get in touch

If you have any questions about whether you are eligible for a scholarship or the application process, get in touch with our Scholarships and Student Funding Office:

Scholarships and Student Funding Office

Durham University

Palatine Centre

Stockton Road