Student Development Scholarships

Level of study
Any Postgraduate, Any Undergraduate
Subject area
Arts and Law, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Social Sciences
EU, Overseas (Non-EU), UK
Type of Award
Deadline for applying
Closed 31/01/2022 (Note: competition closed for this year)

Award Description

The Student Development Scholarships provide financial support to enable students of the University to undertake worthwhile and original travel projects intended to further their personal or academic development. The awards aim to cover, or make a contribution towards the cost of a successful candidate's intended travel project. This may include (but is not necessarily limited to) accommodation costs, the cost of flights, insurance, VISA permit costs, inoculations, vaccinations and other medical requirements.

Selection of candidates will be made by an interdisciplinary panel. The selection process does not involve interviews and will be based primarily on the applicant's description and justification of the nature of the project and the expected impact the project will have on the applicant's personal and/or academic development. Support from the applicant's academic referee and the applicant's own contribution to the University will also be taken into account.

Value of Award

The value of each award will vary depending on available funds and the estimated costs of an applicant's travel project.

Eligibility Criteria

This scheme is open to full-time registered students of the University undertaking worthwhile and original vacation projects (in the UK or abroad), which do not constitute an examinable part of their degree programme. The project or activity can be outside the applicant's own specific discipline, can be for academic or cultural purposes and should demonstrate originality and bring credit to the University. Applicants should also demonstrate academic excellence and fully describe and justify the nature of their project. This award is not available to students who are fully funded, for example through scholarships, Research Council awards or equivalent.

Applications are being accepted to the Student Development Scholarships for 2021-22, however, please note that the award will remain under review due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  If your project includes overseas travel, the University may not be able to proceed with your application dependent on the circumstances nearer to the date of your project.   The Funding, Graduation & Awards team will be working with Legal Services to ascertain the feasibility of international travel projects, after the application deadline we will contact each applicant with further information on if your project can be considered for selection.  

How to Apply

You can make an application using the Student Development Scholarship application form


Funding, Graduation & Awards

+44 (0)121 414 7391