Go Abroad Bitesize

Go Abroad Bitesize

New for 2021-22

Current Kent students can now apply for funding to carry out short, extra-curricular placements abroad. These could be anywhere in the world, and could involve studying (for example a summer school), working (summer internship) or volunteering.

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Please note the deadline for applications for Go Abroad Bitesize 2021-22 has now passed. Watch this space for news of Go Abroad Bitesize 2022-23.

Go Abroad Bitesize gives Kent students the opportunity to apply for funding to support attendance at an international placement. This opportunity is supported by funding from the Turing Scheme and the Erasmus+ Programme.

Who can apply?

Any student currently registered for a full Kent degree can apply. Unfortunately, incoming short-term students are not eligible to apply.
To be eligible the placement must:

  • Involve study, work or volunteering
  • Take place outside the UK (excluding the University of Kent’s European centres)
  • Take place at a partner university or other approved organisation
  • Meet the minimum duration requirements: one week for placements in an Erasmus country*; four weeks for other destinations
  • Be approved by the University of Kent
  • Take place while the student is still registered at Kent

Erasmus countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey

How do I find a placement?

Opportunities are advertised through a range of sources including:

These are updated regularly so please revisit to check for the latest opportunities 

Please also check with your School for any opportunities available to you and you can also carry out your own research into international placements.

How much could I get?

Students can receive up to £544 per month for living costs. 

Programme/placement fees charged by the host organisation (eg summer school fee, placement fee etc) are not automatically covered but you MAY be awarded a full or partial contribution towards the programme/placement fee. This will be considered as part of the assessment of your application.  

Additional funding is available for students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and those who meet the Turing Scheme criteria for disadvantaged students or are assessed by the University of Kent as having widening participation status. 

Please be aware that due to the limited funding available, in the event of funding requests exceeding the funding available, priority will be given to those who meet widening participation criteria. 

Application procedure - Please note the deadline for applications has now passed. Watch this space for news of Go Abroad Bitesize 2022-23.

Students should submit an application form by the deadlines listed below

Application round 1

  • Application deadline 5 Dec 2021
  • Application result announced 14 Dec 2021

Application round 2

  • Application deadline 6 Feb 2022
  • Application result announced 15 Feb 2022

Application round 3

  • Application deadline 3 Apr 2022
  • Application result announced 12 Apr 2022

The application will be assessed by the University of Kent and applicants will be informed of the result by the dates shown above. Those who were unsuccessful in round one or round two may reapply in subsequent rounds if they wish.

Terms and Conditions apply and will be issued to successful applicants. 

If you have any questions or wish to discuss this with us please contact the Go Abroad team