Programmes & Competitions

ROKOS AWARDS (for science research internships) - now open for 2021!

  • Pembroke undergraduates studying STEM subjects are eligible to apply for the Rokos Awards, intended to support students looking to enhance their studies and scientific knowledge.

  • This opportunity is open to all non-finalist undergraduates studying Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Experimental Psychology, PPL, Mathematics, Physics, or Pre-clinical medicine.

  • Please note that due to the Covid-19 pandemic you are not encouraged to travel for your internship – it should be able to take place remotely, or be accessible from where you already live. 

  • The Rokos Awards meet the full cost of students undertaking academic summer internships in Oxford. Up to £1000 for academic expenses and £100 per week for personal expenses is available, but must be able to be refunded if the internship is cancelled.  

  • For more information about eligibility and how to apply click here. You can obtain an application form by emailing the Academic Office or by downloading a PDF here. Please contact us for a Word document if you do not have PDF editing software as all applications should be sent by email. 

  • Applications should be sent to the Academic Office by email before the deadline of 5pm, Friday of 4th week. Applicants are advised to apply as soon as possible, especially if they will require accomodation in College.



The Smithsonian UK Charitable Trust support three annual internships, open to all Pembroke undergraduate students from all subjects, at the Mpala Research Centre in Laikipia, Kenya. We don't yet know if these will go ahead in 2021, but please see here for more details on the programme.



For second year undergraduates

  • The prestigious Technos International event takes place annually at the end of Trinity Term.

  • Four 2nd year undergraduate students and a member of the teaching faculty spend two weeks in Japan at the invitation of the Tanaka Ikueikai Educational Trust.

  • The event aims to promote international exchange and understanding between the participants and the students and faculty of Technos International Colleges, as well as to offer the group the opportunity to experience and appreciate Japanese life and culture.

  • The costs of international and domestic transportation, accommodation and, to a limited extent, group meals in Japan will be met by Tanaka Ikueikai Educational Trust.

Read the 2019 Technos reports here.

Contact for more details.



For undergraduate students

  • The Pembroke College JCR Art Fund Collection is dedicated to supporting student artists, especially those in the early stages of their career.

  • In Hilary Term, submissions are invited for the George Jenkin Prize, where entrants are tasked with illustrating a poem as chosen by our judges, who are Pembroke fellows.

  • Prizes are £100, £50 and £25 for first, second and third place respectively.

Contact for more details.



For undergraduate students

  • During 'Arts Week' in Trinity Term each year, the JCR Art Fund Collection hosts an exhibition of student art work in the gallery.

  • This exhibition provides a platform for artists within the College who may or may not be studying art as their main subject.

  • The exhibition is judged by an external art expert and prizes are given to the best three works (£150, £100 and £75). 

Contact for more details.