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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Due to COVID-19 and the impact on international travel, our usual funding was not available for summer 2020.
Details of available funding for summer 2021 will be released early in 2021 and the information on this page should be used as a guide in the meantime.
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 take place between 1 May and 30 September 2019 and you must be a registered student on the date of travel to be eligible. One of each grant is available.
Applications for 2019 are now 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.
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