Go Abroad

About the Fund

Funds are available for at least 250 students to undertake a short-term international experience abroad. Selected students will be awarded £350 or £700.

In 2016, 287 students went to 73 countries on 6 continents with the Principal's Go Abroad Fund.

What's a short-term experience?

Going abroad for anytime from 7 days to 8 weeks is classed as a short-term international experience. It must have an educational component to it - tourism doesn’t count!

When can I go?

You must take your trip abroad between 21 May and 1 September 2017.

In 2016, activities funded were: 49 Conferences, 30 Cultural Activities, 71 Work, 55 Research, 82 Volunteering

What can I use the funding for?

Your trip must be educational in some way and should fall into one of the following broad categories. Beyond that, we're open to ideas - let us know what you'd like to use the funds for!

  • Volunteering

  • Internships or traineeships

  • Conferences

  • Cultural activities

  • Research

Ideas for go abroad activities

I was lucky enough to be hired on the spot by one of the organisers of Soundtrack Cologne to contribute some music to his company’s next game release and their forthcoming album of epic music. Thanks to the amazing Principal’s Go Abroad Fund I have started on the next step in my career as through this I will achieve my very first IMDb composing credit; the golden ticket for a composer starting out on this journey. What a fantastic outcome to a fantastic week!

Jessica, 2016 recipient

What can't I use the funding for?

There must be an educational component but we cannot fund something which is a mandatory part of your degree programme.

Telling your Go Abroad story

To ensure that you get the most out of your experience, the Principal’s Go Abroad Fund includes a compusory self-reflective element.

This will allow you to look back on your experience and consider the value of the experience, and what you have learned.

Read more about the self-reflection element

Go Abroad Fund blog

Read about previous recipients' experiences on the Go Abroad Fund blog.

Go Abroad Fund blog

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