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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Turing Scheme funding can be accessed by students who are taking part in shorter term (minimum 14 days) activities including summer schools, international internships and volunteering abroad. Please note we have limited funding and students will need to apply for the funding and are advised to read the eligibility criteria below before submitting their application.
Turing Scheme funding is considered a general contribution to cost of living and travel costs, therefore students should budget accordingly based on their destination and duration of their programme. We hope that this funding can help to provide life changing opportunities to students and additional support is available for students from a disadvantaged background.
The Turing Scheme is new funding for 2021-2022 and it is not clear what will be available beyond this academic year, but do check back here for any updates. The minimum duration that will be funded in future years is likely to be 28 days (four weeks)
There are no maximum number of placements a single student can undertake. Therefore you can apply for funding for a summer abroad programme as well as being eligible for study abroad year funding or future summer programme funding. In this case, the durations of the placements must not overlap (as this would result in dual funding). If you have any queries on this please contact us.
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.
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. Applications will open on 02 April 2022 and will close on 02 June 2022. The link to apply is available in the how to apply section below. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org
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