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Global Experience Bursary

The 2018/19 Study Abroad Global Experience Bursary scheme is in place to support undergraduate students who wish to undertake a short-term international opportunity during one of the UCL vacation periods. The majority of global opportunities fall over the summer period, but funding is also available for students undertaking opportunities during reading week and the Easter break in 2018/19. 

Funding is in place to provide financial assistance to undergraduate students who wish to partake in the following activities:

  • International summer schools
  • International language programmes
  • International research projects
  • Other international opportunities that can be linked to an individual’s programme of study or career objectives. This can include relevant volunteering opportunities.

To be considered for funding, the global opportunity must be a minimum duration of five days.

Final year undergraduates may also apply for funding, but must have completed the international opportunity by the 7th June 2019. All other (non-finalist) undergraduate students may apply for opportunities that occur during February Reading Week, the Easter vacation or the summer break.

Please note that bursaries will not be awarded to students undertaking work-place internships. Students undertaking international internships may be interested in the Global Internships Programme offered by UCL Careers.

Students who have been awarded Santander Bursaries or other funding via UCL Study Abroad will not be eligible to apply.

To apply, please complete the online application form. Before completing the form, please ensure that you have read the information sheet which provides further details of the scheme. 

 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The call for applications will close at 4pm on Friday 5th July 2019 or at a time when the bursary funding has been exhausted.

If you have any questions, please contact the Study Abroad team

 


Santander Universities Mobility Bursary

UCL Study Abroad are happy to confirm that the Santander Universities Mobility Bursary will be available again in 2019! The bursary is in place to support non-finalist undergraduate students wishing to undertake short-term opportunities in the Americas over the summer of 2019.

The Santander Universities Mobility Bursary will provide funding to undergraduate students wishing to undertake opportunities (of a minimum of five days in duration) in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Uruguay or USA. Funding will be available to those seeking to partake in: 

  • A university level summer school or language programme
  • A research project
  • Another relevant opportunity that can be linked to your programme of study or career objectives (i.e. volunteering project)

Please note that bursaries will not be awarded to students undertaking work-place internships. Students undertaking international internships may be interested in the Global Internships Programme offered by UCL Careers.

Students who have been awarded another UCL Study Abroad funded bursary in 2018/19 will also be ineligible. Students who have not previously studied abroad will be given priority over those who have been supported by the UCL Study Abroad team.

Successful applicants will be awarded a bursary of £650.00 to contribute to the costs incurred while undertaking the opportunity. Awards will be made at the discretion of the Study Abroad bursary panel whose decision is final. 

To apply, please complete the online application form. Before completing the form, please ensure that you have read the information sheet which provides further details of the scheme. 

 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The call for applications will close at 4pm on Friday 5th July 2019 or at a time when the bursary funding has been exhausted.

If you have any questions, please contact the Study Abroad team

About Santander Universities

In 1996 Emilio Botín, Chairman of Santander, decided that the bank should be useful to the communities in which it operates. With the conviction that the University is a vital cornerstone of any community and a mechanism that helps people and businesses prosper, Santander Universities began its activity in Spain.

As the division began to grow so did its global outreach; eventually expanding into more than 20 countries, including Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Portugal and the UK. So far, Santander Universities has donated over €1.5 billion in the shape of scholarships, mobility grants, support for entrepreneurship, special projects and non-academic awards.

In 2015 Santander topped the 'Global Fortune 500' list as the company that invests the most in Corporate Social Responsibility in connection with education (according to the first global study published by the Varkey Foundation). In 2016, the bank invested over 150 million euros in higher education.

For more information about Santander Universities, please see the Santander Universities UK website. 

 


ACU Global Summer School Grants

The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) is offering 20 grants of up to £2,000 each for undergraduate students from ACU member universities in the UK to attend summer schools during summer 2019. 

Eligibility Criteria

To apply, you must meet both of these criteria:

In addition, you must also meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • From a family with a combined annual parental income of under £25,000
  • The first person in your family to go to university
  • A care leaver

Eligible Summer Schools

The grants are tenable at any of the following summer schools at ACU member universities overseas. Applicants will be asked to identify a first and second choice of summer school on the application form.

  • Ashoka University, India
  • Daffodil International University, Bangladesh
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • ICFAI University Sikkim, India
  • Kyambogo University, Uganda
  • Lovely Professional University, India
  • Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  • University of Alberta, Canada
  • University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • University of New South Wales, Australia

Application Instructions

To apply, please complete and submit the ACU Global Summer School Grant Application Form to UCL Study Abroad (via studyabroad@ucl.ac.uk) by the deadline of 4pm on Friday 15th February.

The UCL Study Abroad team will assess all eligible applications before nominating a maximum of two candidates to the ACU. The ACU will then assess all nominees before making final decisions and bursary allocations. Please note that the UCL students nominated to the ACU will not be guaranteed to receive the bursary and the decisions made by the ACU are final.

Further application information can be found hon ACU's Global Summer School Grants webpage. 

Further Information

More information about the bursary, relevant summer schools, including dates and registration fees can be found on the ACU Website.