Study Abroad Funding

You can get funding for studying abroad from a range of sources.

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Funding comes from the Turing Scheme. We review the opportunities each September based on what grants are available.


All students undertaking study placements at partner universities receive a grant to support with travel and living costs

You will be asked to sign a grant agreement to receive this grant. These documents confirm the total grant, dates of the mobility and payment terms.

Key details:

  • Your grant will be paid in GBP into your UK bank account
  • Your grant allocation will be worked out using the dates provided in your learning agreement
  • You will receive 80% of the grant before your exchange and the remaining 20% upon completion of your exchange/traineeship and of all paperwork
  • See the current grant rates set by Turing

The Turing scheme has additional funds available for students with a disadvantaged background. This includes:

  • Students who have a household income of £25,000 or less.
  • Students in receipt of Universal Credit (or other income-related benefits)
  • Students with caring responsibilities
  • Estranged students, and
  • Refugee and asylum seeker students

Funding for these students is to cover costs of additional travel expenses including visas, passports, and health insurance to reduce the challenging costs faced with travelling. These students are also eligible for an additional £110 top-up per month.

Turing offers additional funds for disabled students to cover any additional costs required for support or equipment while abroad. Information will be provided for students who declare a disability during the application process.

Student Finance

Home/EU undergraduates should still apply for Student Finance in the normal way.

There is a section on the application form about studying or working abroad for part of the year which needs to be completed (if you’re completing a traineeship outside of the academic year this doesn’t apply).

You will still receive a maintenance payment for the term you will be away but it will be paid at the Overseas rate, rather than the higher Living in London rate which you receive as a Goldsmiths student.

If you completed your student finance application before you knew you were taking part in the Erasmus+ programme, you’ll need to inform the Student Loans Company (SLC) later that you will be studying or working abroad.

For further details on student loans contact the SLC ( If you need detailed advice, the Student hubs have advisors who specialise in Student Finance.

Students receiving student finance from Student Finance England or Wales can claim for additional support if eligible for the following:

  • up to three return journeys between the UK and the overseas institution they are studying at
  • the cost of a child/children’s fare between the UK and the overseas institution if it’s necessary for a lone parent who’s also a student to take them abroad
  • mandatory medical insurance, visas and medical expenses for the purpose of studying abroad

Once you have applied for your student finance, if you are eligible to apply for a Travel Grant, you will automatically be sent the correct forms to complete.

Students who are studying abroad must complete the Travel Abroad Expenses Form.

You will also need to ask Goldsmiths to complete the Course Abroad Form.

You can apply for the Travel Grant at any time during the academic year and there’s no limit to how many forms you can submit.

Receiving funding

Before receiving your funding, successful applicants will need to submit a range of paperwork including:

  • A signed grant agreement
  • Proof of travel insurance
  • A learning agreement with your host university outlining your module choices
  • Bank details form

You will then be paid 80% of the grant up front. The final 20% will be paid to you upon completion of the placement and submission of the following:

  • Post-placement paperwork
  • Case study submission – written, video, photo, blog

If the length of your study period changes or you do not complete your study abroad, you must inform the and may be required to pay back all or part of the award.