University of Birmingham International Work Experience scheme
The University of Birmingham International Work Experience bursary offers financial support for undergraduates (except final years) to undertake work experience overseas in the summer vacation.
Applications now closed
Applications for this academic year are now closed.
See details of previous winners of our work experience funding schemes and their experiences.
What do you need to consider?
Does an internship overseas seem too daunting? It shouldn’t do! With a little bit of research and personal organisation, you could make it a reality. Find out what you need to do.
Language skills and cultural awareness
You can make the most of an opportunity overseas by ensuring that you integrate into the environment. Find out how to improve your language skills and cultural awareness before you go, with help from the University.
Many organisations exist to help students find work experience opportunities overseas as well as assisting with accommodation, visas, etc. Be careful! Many charge you for this service and you may find it cheaper to do some of this yourself. Find out more about working with third parties.
Who can apply
The scheme is open to all undergraduate students except those in their final year. You must source your own internship.
The scheme provides you with a bursary of up to £800 to cover the costs of undertaking work experience abroad. One successful candidate will be able to request funding assistance of up to £1,000 through the prestigious Enterprise Award, made available by Enterprise Rent A Car.
The amount you apply for will depend on the individual circumstances of your proposed work experience. In the past awards have ranged from £100 to £800 to help with expenses including:
Living costs and utilities bills