Distant Horizons Awards funding provides opportunity for UK students to travel abroad

20 November 2015

Did you know that studying abroad makes you more marketable when applying for jobs? On 25 November at the Go Abroad Fair, Westminster is launching a new round of international travel awards for British students to promote academic development through international experiences.

The Distant Horizons Awards are international travel awards for our UK undergraduate students who wish to take part in academic or career-related events or activities overseas but who may not have the financial capability to do so. Experience abroad promotes learning beyond traditional undergraduate courses, allowing you to gain perspective on other cultures, travel to exciting destinations, and enhance your career perspectives. Now is the time to go global!

The maximum of each award is £1,500. The deadline for applications is Friday 8 April 2016, and decisions will be made on a rolling basis. Travel must take place before 31 August 2017.

To be eligible, you must be:

  • a current University of Westminster student, studying on a full-time undergraduate course
  • classified as a home student from the UK
  • intending to take part in an academic or career-related event overseas

Please note that the Distant Horizons Award cannot be used for everyday travel (eg Oyster travel cards) or for travel that has already occurred.

ERASMUS students are eligible to apply. However, you must provide supporting documents showing that your ERASMUS grant does not cover the type of academic event referenced in this application.

You can see more information, including how to apply, on the Other scholarships page. Or, visit us at the Go Abroad Fair on 25 November.

About the University of Westminster:

The University of Westminster boasts a vibrant learning environment attracting more than 20,000 students from over 150 nations and we continue to invest in our future with new developments, research projects and new ideas.

We offer highly attractive practice-based courses that are independently rated as excellent, many with international recognition. Our distinguished 180-year history has meant we lead the way in many areas of research, particularly politics, media, art and design, architecture and biomedical sciences, and our position in the city of London allows us to continue to build on our close connections with leading figures and organisations in these areas as well as in the worlds of business, information technology, politics and law.

Our commitment to educating graduates for the needs of professional life attracts high quality students from within the UK and around the globe.

Internationalisation, employability and sustainability are key elements in the University of Westminster’s vision for the future and we strive to ensure the very highest standards are met and maintained.

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