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The Cuba Scholarship

Cost of flights and maintenance grant

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to offer 3-4 postgraduate students the chance to travel to Cuba accompanied by a University donor, experiencing the life and culture of this vibrant Caribbean island between April and May 2017 (final dates to be determined).  

The visit will encompass a series of cultural activities in Cuba including visits to Havana and the nearby village of Viñales.  Accommodation for the group will partly be located at the donor’s residence and other accommodation equivalent to Bed and Breakfast facilities.   

The award includes flights to Cuba and a small maintenance grant towards accommodation and subsistence whilst in Cuba.  The amount of the grant will be dependent upon the number of awardees and successful candidates should be prepared to fund other associated expenses. 

Details of last year's trip can be found here (pdf)


  • Candidates must be a registered postgraduate student either on a research or taught programme of study.
  • Applicants must be of good academic standing.
  • UK, EU and Overseas fee paying students are invited to apply.
  • Candidates from both full-time and part-time courses are eligible to apply.
  • Students will be required to make appropriate visa arrangements and cover related payments.
  • The ability to speak Spanish will be advantageous.

How to apply

  • Candidates must submit a CV and a covering letter addressing why a trip to Cuba would enhance their academic career and professional aspiration.  Email these to scholarships@kent.ac.uk [2] by the closing date, Sunday 20 November 2016.
  • Applicants must be able to attend an interview panel. The interview is scheduled to be held Wednesday 7 December 2016


The closing date for 2017 has now passed, details of the 2018 award will be made available in due course.

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