NIBRT Transition Year Programme 2024

The NIBRT Transition Year program 2024 will take place from Monday 29rd January to Friday 2nd of February 2024 at the NIBRT facility Dublin. Five applicants are chosen based on an video submission competition.

The 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). One place on the programme is reserved for a student from a DEIS school.

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.

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 three-minute video discussion entitled;

           “What is Biopharmaceutical Science and why I would like to study at NIBRT?”

The competition is an opportunity for participants to express themselves creatively, explore new ideas, and have fun.

Original Content: All videos submitted must be original creations by the participants.

Format: The video format must be MP4, MOV – this can be easily recorded on a mobile phone

To find out more and to apply go to

NIBRT will contact the successful students via email before the 15th of November 2023. The placement will take place from Monday the 29th January 2024 to Friday to the 2nd February 2024.