Go Abroad widening participation criteria

This page includes information of the groups who receive additional funding by the Turing scheme as well as from the Goldsmiths Access grant. If you apply for funding, you will be assessed to see which if any of these criteria you meet to understand your total amount of funding.

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Goldsmiths and the Turing scheme aim to support students from all backgrounds to access opportunities abroad. Additional support and funding are available to students from certain backgrounds who are underrepresented in the study and work abroad opportunities. Below are the criteria for additional funding as outlined by Turing.

Additional funding under Turing

Additional funding is available for:

  • Students with a low household income or low socioeconomic status, including an annual household income below £25,000 UG only
  • Students receiving Universal Credit or other income-related benefits
  • Care leavers and students who are care experienced. This is anyone who was in care at any stage in their life or still is. This includes adopted children previously looked after or those who access the Care Experienced Bursary in Scotland
  • Students with caring responsibilities – this is anyone with a commitment to providing unpaid care for a family or friend who could not cope without it
  • Estranged students
  • Refugee and asylum seekers

For disabled students:

Students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) will have 100% of actual costs directly related to their additional needs funded. This includes covering any preparatory visits to ensure and evaluate access at the host organisation.

Additional funding by Goldsmiths

If you meet at least one of the criteria below, you may access the Goldsmiths Access to Student Mobility grant (up to £800). We will initially use the student record system to confirm eligibility but may follow up by email for more information.

  • BAME students
  • Students with a disability
  • Those that are the first in their family to go to university
  • Mature students over the age of 21 at the start of their undergraduate degree or over 25 at the start of their postgraduate degree