Global Opportunities Scholarship

Find out about the Global Opportunities Scholarship, including eligibility, the requirements of the scholarship and how to apply.

About the scholarship

This scholarship is to help fund overseas study, work or volunteer experiences that are related to your academic or career development. Your chosen activity should help you develop new skills. 

You can use this scholarship If you find your own international opportunity. You cannot use this funding if you are applying to a University of Bristol partner summer programme.

Scholarship amounts

There are 50 Global Opportunities Scholarships available, worth up to £500 each. 

Eligibility criteria

You are eligible to apply if you meet all of the following criteria:

  • you are an undergraduate student
  • you will be spending at least 2 weeks working, volunteering or studying abroad
  • your international activity is taking place before the end of your course (i.e before June of your final year) 
  • you are using the scholarship for an international experience that is not funded or supported by Bristol Abroad
  • your international activity is not in your home country

We will give priority to applicants who:

  • are not on a degree programme that includes a semester or year abroad
  • have not participated in another Bristol Abroad activity, such as a short-term programme

If you have received a Global Opportunities Scholarship or Knowlson Trust Travel Award in the past, you may not apply again. 

Successful applicants

Before you start

To receive your scholarship, you will need to: 

  • provide the Bristol Abroad team with proof of participation, such as an acceptance letter
  • agree to a set of terms and conditions 

If you are unable to complete your planned activity, you will need to repay the scholarship to the University.

When you finish

Within four weeks, you will need to complete a feedback form and provide a reflection or summary of your experience. This can be:

  • a written summary (min. 300 words, max. 500 words)
  • a blog or blog post
  • a vlog
  • a video
  • a captioned photo collection (min. 8 photos, max 20 photos)
  • any combination of the above

These should be sent to


How to apply

Applications closed 30th April 2023.

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