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Travel scholarships

 The University is delighted to be able to offer travel scholarships of up to £500 to undergraduate students to allow them to take up exciting opportunities during the summer break.

Thanks to generous donations from our alumni and friends, the following scholarships are available for 2019:

Alexander H Smith Travel Bursary

Open to Modern Languages students who are studying at least two languages.  An award of £400 is available to support international travel.  This award was funded by a bequest from the late Dr Alexander H Smith, MA German (1941).

Nisbet Memorial Travel Scholarship

Open to undergraduate students. Awards of £250 are available to support travel abroad in connection with a student’s course of study or for some other creative or practical purpose.  Travel for the purpose of a holiday will not qualify.

Norman Kemp Smith Travel Scholarship

Open to students in their Junior Honours year or students in their final year of a General degree before progressing on to further study in St Mary’s College or to a course of clinical medicine.  Awards of £250 are available for recreational purposes and applications need not be related to academic study.

St Salvator’s Hall Travel Scholarship

Open to students who are residents of St Salvator’s Hall. Awards of £250 are available to assist students to partake some form of interesting international travel and applications need not be related to academic study. Awards are based on academic merit and contribution to the life of the hall. This award was established to mark the Golden Jubilee of St Salvator’s Hall in 1980.

Walker Trust Travel Scholarship

Open to students who have attained a satisfactory level of academic progress and are positive and active participants in the extracurricular life of the University. Awards of up to £500 are available to students who intend to carry out a course of study at a foreign university or a trip of educational value to a foreign country, excluding official university-planned expeditions.

Zannah Stephen Memorial Travel Scholarship

Open to third year students within the Schools of Art History, Biology, Geography and Sustainable Development, Earth and Environmental Sciences, History, and Modern Languages.  Two awards of £300 are available to support international travel.

Applications for the 2019 awards are now closed and applicants will be notified of the selection committee’s decision in late Spring.

Information on next year’s awards and the application process will appear here in early 2020.

Further information can be found in the UGTRA Guidelines 2019 (PDF, 643 KB) or by contacting Shona Stewart at in Development.


Shona Stewart

Crawford Building
91 North Street

St Andrews
KY16 9AJ
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1334 46 2109