Studying outside Europe?
Global Opportunities Bursary - £1000
This bursary is available for students spending a semester or a year studying abroad outside of Europe as part of their degree (except Texas).
The International Development Office provides students with a £1000 bursary, once students have submitted all the necessary paperwork.
Alternative funding through the Erasmus+ scheme will also be available for some opportunities in Texas, New zealand and China for 2015/16 and 2016/17. Students will be contacted direct and the deadline for this is 31st March 2016.
Studying in Texas?
Texas Strategic Partnership Bursary - £1200
This bursary is available for students spending a semester or a year studying abroad at one of our partner universities in Texas as part of their degree. The International Development Office provides students with a £1200 bursary, once students have submitted all the necessary paperwork.
The British American Foundation of Texas (BAFTX) was established to help provide financial assistance and educational opportunities to academically-gifted students in the United Kingdom and the United States. It offers a dedicated scholarship programme to Swansea University students participating in the University's reciprocal exchange programme with Texas A&M University, UT Austin and the University of Houston. Each Scholarship is worth $5,000.
The closing date for BAFTX applications is 31st March.
For more information about and to download an application form, please visit http://www.swansea.ac.uk/texas/baftx
If you currently receive finance through Student Finance England, Wales or Northern Ireland and plan to during your year/semester abroad, you may able to apply for a reimbursement for your travel expenses for studying abroad.
Please follow the relevant links below for further information and application details. If you are eligible, please note that this reimbursement is not paid for by Swansea University, the IDO are simply directing you to this information. If you have any further questions on this, please contact your local authority.
Student Finance Wales
Student Finance England
Student Awards Agency Scotland
Student Finance Northern Ireland
If you are studying abroad, you can still apply for your student loan as normal through the relevant Student Loan Company. It is important that you are enrolled on the correct degree scheme which reflects your year or semester abroad, and that you inform the SLC that you are going abroad.
You may be asked to submit a Course Abroad Form, which the Go Global team is happy to sign and stamp for you. It is your responsibility to apply for any loans and grants.