Don't let the costs of going abroad stop you. There are a variety of funding opportunities available, aimed to support you while you're taking part in internships, work placements and short term studies, as well as volunteering projects abroad.
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For students undertaking an international experience during 2020-21 the available funding is CLICK crowdfunding or bursaries offered directly by our Partner Universities or Partner Providers
We are pleased to confirm that the International Experience Bursary and the Travel Grants will be available for in person international programmes for summer 2022.
Whilst the current UK and University travel ban is in place, these travel bursaries are not available for summer 2021 . However we are sharing details of funding for summer 2022 in the hope that travel will be possible at this time.
We offer a range of travel grants designed to help if you're planning to travel to support your research or studies over the summer. Your travel must usually take place between 1 May and 30 September and you must be a registered student on the date of travel to be eligible. One of each grant is available.
Applications are currently closed.
Cost can be a significant barrier for students looking to access international internships, placements, volunteering or other educational experiences, e.g. conferences or summer schools. Through the International Experience Bursary, we support students from low income households to access these experiences by providing a bursary of up to £1,000 to fund their summer activity abroad.
The activity must be of 4-12 week duration over the summer vacation (28-84 Days). Your activity must commence and end in the summer term at Essex.
We can confirm that the International Experience Bursary will be available for summer 2022.
Crowdfunding is funding a project by raising lots of small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the internet. Donors pledge a donation to your project and in exchange they receive tangible, non-monetary 'rewards' such as an e-card, t-shirt, tickets to your show or a DVD.