Leverhulme Trust Study Abroad Studentships

Level of study
Any Postgraduate
Type of Award
Deadline for applying
Closed 09/01/2024 (Note: competition closed for this year)

Award Description

The Leverhulme Trust offers 25 studentships per year for students to study or undertake research at a centre of learning in any country except the UK or USA. Studentships are tenable for between 12 and 24 months and must commence between 1 June 2024 and 1 May 2025.

Value of Award

Studentships consist of:

  • maintenance allowance of £23,040 a year
  • return air fare to the country of tenure and a baggage allowance
  • an allowance of £7,000 a year when a student is accompanied by a dependant partner
  • further allowances are paid at the discretion of the Trust, e.g: a contribution towards overseas fees, internal travel costs associated with the course of study or research and fieldwork expenses

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

  • have been resident in the UK for at least three years at the time of application
  • hold an undergraduate degree (undergraduates are not eligible)
  • hold a degree from a UK institution (this may be either the undergraduate degree or a further degree held by the applicant). Those studying for a UK PhD who do not otherwise hold a degree from a UK institution may apply as long as they meet the other eligibility criteria
  • either be a student at the time of application or have been registered as a student within the last eight years
  • explain why their work requires residence overseas

Final year undergraduates are not eligible, nor are holders of a permanent academic post who wish to take leave of absence. Candidates may not apply for both a Study Abroad Studentship and Early Career Fellowship in the same year

Applications will be considered in all subject areas except:

  • studies of disease, illness and disabilities in humans and animals
  • research that is intended to inform clinical practice or the development of medical applications

How to Apply

Application materials are available from the Trust’s website and applications can only be made via the Trust’s Grants Management System.

The closing date for applications is 4pm on Monday 9 January 2024. Candidates will be informed of the result of their application by the end of April 2024. Candidates must be available for interview on 24 and 25 April 2024.



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