Go Global financial support
You can apply for funding for your Go Global project if you fulfill certain requirements.
Global projects financial support
For 2018/2019, we've identified a range of trusted global providers who offer safe, ethical, good value opportunities that deliver positive outcomes for students and communities.
Financial support will be available for eligible students who successfully secure a place on an approved project at one of our global partners. In addition, you can apply for funding to support the costs of international sandwich placements, study abroad opportunities and Spain Internship roles.
There are a limited number of subsidies up to £1,000 to support eligible students to take part in one of our approved global activities. To be eligible to receive funding, you must have a household income of £25,000 or less. Funding will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Eligible students who are successful in securing an approved global project outside the EU will receive a BACS payment of £1,000 to help with your costs. Any projects in a European destination will receive a BACS payment of £500. Projects must last at least 14 days in duration.
Unfortunately, we aren't able to support individual requests for funding.
How to apply
Payments to students who successfully secure Global project financial support will be made via BACs direct to your nominated bank account on the following dates:
- 19 December 2018
- 30 January 2019
- 27 February 2019
Please note that in order to receive payment you must have fully completed the Employability Activity Confirmation process and returned all other paperwork by agreed deadlines.
Financial support is only available for eligible students who have successfully secured one of the approved activities below:
- UWE Bristol Spain Internships Summer Scheme (£500 subsidy available and Erasmus+ funding)
- Think Pacific (£1,000 subsidy available). Please note that due to high demand all Think Pacific project funding has now been allocated. We plan to release additional funded places in February 2019. You can still apply for the Think Pacific project but we can't guarantee funded support to eligible students at present.
- East Africa Playgrounds (£1,000 subsidy available)
- SLV.Global (£1,000 subsidy available)
- UNA Exchange (£500 subsidy available in EU/£1,000 outside EU. We'll need to risk assess some UNA projects prior to approval for financial support)
- Official UWE Bristol sandwich placement linked to your course of study (£500 subsidy available in EU and Erasmus+ funding/£1,000 outside EU)
- Official Study Abroad activity (£500 subsidy available in EU and Erasmus+ funding/£1,000 outside EU)
- Summer School activity approved by the Study Abroad Team (£500 subsidy available in EU and Erasmus+ funding/£1,000 outside EU).
UWE Bristol students undertaking a work activity in Europe that lasts at least 60 days may be eligible for Erasmus+ funding – this isn't linked to household income.
Activities supported by Erasmus+ funding in Europe include:
- official UWE Bristol placements
- official Study Exchange
- the UWE Bristol Spain Summer Internship programme.
Erasmus+ funding can pay a maximum of 400 Euros per month while you are working in Europe. A member of the Go Global or Study Abroad Team will help you to apply for this fund once you have a confirmed European activity lasting at least 60 days.
Go Global Financial Subsidies terms and conditions
- You must be a current undergraduate student at UWE Bristol.
- You must have a household income of £25k or less.
- You must be a UK home student. If you're unsure if you're a home student please read our information on determining your fee status.
- If you're a final year student you must complete your Go Global Bursary activity by 31 August of your final year.
- You must have successfully arranged and been accepted on your global opportunity, with a confirmation letter/email from the company/organisation.
- You must attend a Go Global Pre Departure briefing prior to going on your trip.
- You must not use the bursary to travel to a country that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advises against travelling too.
- It's at the discretion of UWE Bristol to decide the amount of bursary that may be awarded.
- If successful, a payment will be issued directly into your back account via BACS payment. This will require an additional paper form to be filled out.
- UWE Bristol reserves the right to request further information or withdraw your application if it's felt that the opportunity you're undertaking isn't genuine and/or beneficial to your future employment prospects.
- If you're unable to take your place on the programme for any reason, you'll be expected to repay the full bursary amount to UWE Bristol. A failure to repay will result in an ineligibility to graduate at the end of your course.
- You'll be required to provide a case study/reflective log, which may be used for promotional purposes.
Please note: Funding is limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. This means that being eligible to receive funding doesn't guarantee that you'll receive it. Please ensure you apply for your preferred project as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.