Johnson and Johnson WiSTEM2D Bursaries

At a glance

  • Value: €1,500
  • You must be a current UCC Student to be eligible for this scholarship
  • Questions about this scholarship can be directed to

This programme is open to female* undergraduate students of STEM subjects entering their 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of studies in 2023/24. The Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Programme aims to fuel development of the female STEM2D talent pipeline by awarding and sponsoring women at critical points in their careers in STEM2D disciplines. This programme was introduced in the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science in UCC in 2018 and has been instrumental in supporting our female students through a range of intiatives including leadership training, mentoring, internships, bursaries, and CV/recuitment clinics. Take a look a this short video to find out more about UCC WiSTEM2D.

*trans/gender-diverese students are eligible to apply

We are delighted to announce the launch of the 2023-24 bursaries up to the value of €1,500 each for approximately 16* female STEM students under the J&J WiSTEM2D programme. These awards will be presented to female STEM students to support their studies in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Manufacturing vand Design Subjects (STEM2D). The awards will be made for one year and will also include opportunities to network within peer group, J&J business leaders, and early career development opportunities including a comprehensive mentoring programme and a day in the life experience.


UCC students of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Manufacturing and Design Subjects entering their in second, third and fourth years of their studies in the academic year 2023-2024 are eligible to apply. Relevant degree courses are listed below:


List of eligible degree courses

  • Computer Science
  • Biological & Chemical Sciences
  • Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences
  • Genetics
  • Chemistry and Chemical Sciences
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Industrial Physics, Physics and Astrophysics
  • Data Science & Analytics
  • Agricultural Science
  • Food and Nutritional Sciences
  • Engineering and Architecture
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Business Information Systems

Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Programme with SEFS 2023/24 - CLOSED FOR APPLICATIONS


Selection Process & Indicative Timelines

Applications open

22nd September 2023

Deadline for applications

8th October at 5pm 2023

Shortlisting/ Interviews 

19th and 20th October 2023

*Application is open to all students who meet the eligibility criteria, but the bursary may be awarded on a discretionary basis if applicant has been in receipt of a WiSTEM2D bursary in previous years. All other aspects of the programme (mentorship, industry networking, site visits etc.) will, however, be offered. In the event of several candidates obtaining equal marks for their applications or interview performance, priority may be given to students on degree programmes in which female students are under-represented.

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