NIBRT Transition Year Program 2021

The NIBRT Transition Year program 2021 will take place from Monday, 25th January 2021 to Friday, 29th of January 2021 at NIBRT, Fosters Avenue Dublin on the grounds of University College Dublin. Five successful students will get the opportunity to experience what it is like to study biopharmaceuticals and work in this life changing industry. This program is open to all students currently in transition year with an interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). The five day placement in NIBRT will allow students the opportunity to experience the state-of-the-art bioprocessing facilities at NIBRT and learn from scientists and engineers working in the research and training teams.

The placement will conclude with a dedicated group project presented to management by the students.
Over the five-day programme, students will participate in lectures and workshops and experience a real-life bioprocessing facility.

Application Process
To apply for a placement interested students should submit a two page typed A4 essay sized 12 font titled,
“What is biopharmaceutical science and how does it impact our lives?”
Students should submit this essay before 30th October 2020 to the email address The email subject is NIBRT TY Program 2020.
NIBRT will contact the successful students via email before the 14th of November 2020. The placement will take place from Monday the 25th January 2021 to Friday the 29th January 2021.

Key Dates
The application process for the 2021 program is as follows:

September 2020
• 14th September: Application for students opens. Details on how to apply for the program will be live on the NIBRT website and information available to all transition year school program co-coordinators.

October 2020
• 30th October: Application closes. The successful students will be selected by a panel.

November 2020
• 13th November: Students and schools are notified if they have been successful in securing a place and placement confirmation will be requested.
• 30th November: Final date for student placement confirmation. If a student fails to confirm a registration by this date, the place will be re-allocated to a student on the waiting list.

January 2021
• 14th January: A detailed program pack will be sent to students and schools which will include a parental consent form, the placement itinerary, rules, regulations, and health and safety information.

The parental consent form will need to be signed and returned before the program begins.

Please note:
Successful schools are given one place on the program. Due to the popularity of the program, NIBRT may only accept one student per school.
Unsuccessful students are placed on the waiting list, should places become available.
NIBRT will be responsible for students between the hours of 9:30am and 16:30pm daily. We do not accept responsibility for students outside of these hours. Travel and accommodation for the program cannot be organized by NIBRT.
NIBRT will organize lunch for students however students are welcome to bring their own packed lunches if preferred.