Go Abroad: New Fund for University of Edinburgh Students

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.

Eligibility:
• 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.

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