Study and Work Away Service

Go Abroad Fund eligibility criteria

The Go Abroad Fund provides financial support for students to undertake a short-term international experience abroad over the summer.

Applications are now closed.

Applications  will open on  Monday 22 January 2024 (12pm GMT) and will close on Friday 8 March 2024 (12pm GMT). 

University's Widening Participation

The applications team will work directly with the Widening Participation and Scholarships teams to determine who is eligible for Widening Participation (WP) additional funding. 

All students deemed eligible for the WP rate will be emailed directly by the Widening Participation team by mid-January 2024 encouraging them to apply for the Go Abroad Fund and telling them that if successful, they are eligible for the Widening Participation rate.

If your application is successful but you have not received an email from the Widening Participation team, you will receive the “Non-Widening Participation” rate in the table above. 

Please note that the University's Widening Participation criteria only applies to undergraduate students.

Widening Participation status is generally only applied to students meeting the WP eligibility criteria who had established UK residency at the point at which they commenced their Undergraduate studies. Successful Postgraduate, PhD, and international student applicants will receive the non-WP rate.  

Edinburgh's Development Trust

We gratefully acknowledge that part of the funding for the Go Abroad Fund, is provided by the University of Edinburgh Development Trust. Without this ongoing support, we would not be able to fund these projects, which do so much for the quality of the student learning experience at the University of Edinburgh.

We would like to thank all alumni, staff and other donors who support the Development Trust, including through its unrestricted Edinburgh Fund.  

Find out more about the  University of Edinburgh's Development Trust and the Edinburgh Fund. 

Go Abroad Fund

Contact details

If you want to know more about the Go Abroad Fund, please visit our frequently asked questions page:

Visit our frequently asked questions webpage