Funding to work abroad for less than 2 months

Details of funding opportunities for working abroad during your studies.

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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.

Where you can go

It is up to students to find their own short term work or volunteering placements, but you can read our guidance on how to find an international placement on this page.

Placements can take place worldwide. International students are not able to receive funding for an internship in their home country.

What can you do?

Students can apply for funding towards 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
  • International students cannot undertake a placement in their home country