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There are a lot of things to think about when considering your finances for an overseas internship. To help you think about the things you will need to pay for, there is a dedicated Finance area within our Prepare to go section. It will be your responsibility to ensure that you are satisfied that the internship is financially viable for you as a student and your own situation. There are various ways to secure funding through the help of family or university. Click on the sections below to find out more about these, including details and eligibility criteria for the two funding options currently available for students at UCL undertaking an international internship. 

Global Internships Bursary - Suspended for 2022

The Global Internships Bursary has been suspended for Summer 2022. Please keep an eye on our website for updates and also consider other funding opportunities instead.

Turing Grant - 2021/22 is closed for application

Thank you for your interest in the Turing Scheme and the Global Internships Programme. The funding round for internships taking place in Summer 2022 has ended and the Turing Grant is closed for application.

Please keep a close eye on our website for Turing Grant 2022/23.


If you are not eligible for the two funding schemes within the Global Internships Programme, it is essential that you consider in advance how else you will be able to fund your internship abroad and ensure you allow enough time to execute your plans!

Family funding and crowdfunding, or a mixture of both, are other possible ways, alongside working part-time to earn some extra cash.

To get an idea of the cost involved in doing an internship abroad, please see the Finance section of our Prepare to go page.

You may wish to undertake a short-term international opportunity outside the academic terms and it may not be an internship. You may be eligible for the Global Experiences Bursary. For more details, please visit the Funding section of the Study Abroad page.