The University of Edinburgh is once more taking the lead on encouraging global citizenship amongst its students.
The University has recently launched the Principal’s Go Abroad Fund, a new endowment available for all students of the University who are keen to go abroad.
The fund comes as welcome news to those students eager to go abroad on short-term international experiences this summer. Examples of eligible go abroad activities include attending (or speaking at conferences), cultural exchanges with other students, and inter-disciplinary learning abroad.
The University also welcomes students’ own ideas for Go Abroad activities, so as to ensure the fund is as useful to students as possible. Students can receive a bursary of £350 or £700 depending on their means, something the Widening Participation Office is consulting the fund about.
• Open to all currently matriculated students on the University of Edinburgh.
• There must be an educational component to the applicant’s Go Abroad activity and the fund cannot go towards a credit-bearing or mandatory part of the applicant’s degree programme (including research, in the case of PhD students).
• This funding cannot go towards any other funded Go Abroad scheme.
• You must take your trip abroad before 1st September 2014.
More details about criteria and a list of potential activities for students are available on the Go Abroad webpages. There is also a useful ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ page that potential applicants may find useful.
The closing date for applications is 5pm, 1 May 2014, so please encourage any potential applicants to apply before then.