Go Abroad

Application Process

Applications for the Go Abroad Fund are now closed.

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2019 applications

Applications will open on 28 January 2019.  A link to the online application will be available here from that date.

Last year...

Applications closed 5pm, 23 March 2018All applicants were informed of our decision by 30 April 2018.

On my off days we visited archaeological sites such as Knossos, went to a conference on ancient DNA, and went scuba diving in the crystal blue water. Without the Principal’s Go Abroad fund it would have been impossible for me to participate in this fantastic academic opportunity and I would not have visited Crete, a fascinating island with rich local customs and values.

Ashley, 2016 recipient

In 2018, successful candidates needed to...

  • Present a strong and compelling proposal for their intended activity
  • Show the extent to which they will benefit (academically and personally) from both the funding and the international experience
  • Demonstrate their potential to successfully represent the University of Edinburgh while abroad

By applying, all applicants agree to participate in the new peer-assessment portion of the marking process. This requires each applicant to assess five applications according to these criteria.

In 2016, the funding breakdown of study level was: 18 MSc students, 42 PhD students, 227 Undergraduates
Funding breakdown by college for PGAF 2016: 152 in CAHSS, 62 in Medicine & Vet Medicine, 73 in Science and Engineering