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Current suspension of funding
Goldsmiths has taken the difficult decision to suspend the Go Abroad scheme this year in light of the rapidly changing Covid-19 (Coronavirus) situation.
This decision has not been taken lightly and our focus has been ensuring students remain safe and supported during their studies at the College, including when they are undertaking additional travel.
This scheme remains a highly valued opportunity for our students and one we will continue to offer once the current situation changes.
For students graduating this year, we will consider your date of graduation to be the date of your graduation ceremony. We hope that we can reopen Erasmus funding for 2-3 months work abroad in Europe prior to this date to allow you to apply.
Sign up to our newsletter for ongoing information and alerts including when the scheme reopens. Below is more information on the kind of opportunities you could apply for funding for when it reopens.
Who can apply
This opportunity is available to all full time and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate students. Increased funding is available to first and second-year undergraduates who meet our widening participation criteria.
You must be in good academic standing and must not be in debt to Goldsmiths. We are not able to fund students who have already received Goldsmiths or Santander Universities funding for a short term study and work abroad.
What can you do
In order to be eligible for Go Abroad funding students must find placements that meet the following criteria:
- The placement must be hosted by an organisation
- It should include a structured programme activity
- It should be relevant to your degree or future career
- The placement has to take place outside of the UK
Where you can go
It is up to students to find their own short term study or training placements. Placements can take place worldwide. International students are not able to receive funding for a placement in their home country.
Some of the options you could apply for funding for include:
International Summer Schools
Universities around the world organise summer schools for international students. You could apply for funding to study at one of our partner universities. Some example of courses they offer are below:
|Freie Universitat Berlin||Germany||fu-berlin.de|
|HKU University of the Arts Utrecht||The Netherlands||utrechtsummerschool.nl|
|Humboldt University Berlin||Germany||huwisu.de|
|Pazmany Peter Catholic University||Hungary||ppke.hu|
|Trinity College Dublin||Ireland||Samuel Beckett Summer School: tcd.ie|
|University of Amsterdam||The Netherlands||gsss.uva.nl|
|University of Bologna||Italy||unibo.it|
|University of Helsinki||Finland||helsinkisummerschool.fi|
|University of Luxembourg||Luxembourg||uliss.uni.lu|
|University of Malta||Malta||um.edu.mt|
|University of Trento||Italy||unitn.it|
|University of Vienna||Austria||international.univie.ac.at|
|University of Zagreb||Croatia||unizg.hr|
Fees and application deadlines vary.
Foreign Language courses
The best way to learn a language is to study it in a country where it is spoken. You could study Spanish in Spain or South America, Italian in Italy or Arabic in Egypt or Morocco. Apply for funding to help with the costs. Below are some examples of reputable language courses you might want to consider:
German courses at the Goethe Institut – find out more at goethe.de
French courses at the Alliance Francaise – They run French language courses in a number of cities around the world and in France, for example in Toulouse and Paris.