Funding to work abroad for 2-3 months

Funding is available to work abroad during your studies or after you finish them.

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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 students. You must be in good academic standing and must not be in debt to Goldsmiths. International students are not able to receive funding for an internship in their home country. Students who have already received funding for an Erasmus traineeship are not eligible to apply again. 

For students intending on completing the placement after graduation, they must have organised their placement and applied for the funding in advance of their graduation ceremony. The placement must be completed within a year of graduation.

Eligible placements

Placements should be full-time hours, be related to and build upon your area of study, and last between two and three months.

Guidance on finding an international placement.

Available countries

To be eligible for funding, the placement must take place in one of the below countries:

All EU Member States: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France (continuing students only), Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden.

EFTA EEA countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway. (Please note, Switzerland is not eligible.)

Candidate countries: Turkey, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 

Grant amounts

The following amounts will be awarded to successful applicants for placement located in Europe undertaken in the 2019/20 academic year:

Traineeship countryMonthly Grant
Group 1 countries (high cost of living)
Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Lichtenstein, Norway, Sweden
€520
Group 2 countries (medium cost of living)
Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey
€470
Group 3 countries (low cost of living)
Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia
€470

An extra €20 per month will be awarded to students who can show evidence of household income below £25,000pa.

Additional funding is also available for students with additional support requirements including those with disabilities.

We also have some awards available for students who are looking to travel to their placement using a more sustainable form of transport. See our travel page for more information on the Green Fund.