External scholarship opportunities

Please note: that the scholarships below are not managed by the University of St Andrews Global Office.

Stevenson Exchange and Scottish-Italian Scholarships

Provider The Stevenson Exchange and Scottish-Italian scholarships support student mobility in France, Germany, Italy and Spain
Details Awards range in value from £250 to £2,000. Full details are available from Modern Languages.
Eligibility Undergraduates of any Faculty and graduates of not more than twenty-five years of age of any Scottish University undergoing a University placement or working as a Teaching Assistant abroad. The Scottish-Italian scholarships are only open to students of Italian.

British Universities Transnational Exchange Scholarships

Provider British Universities Transnational Exchange Scholarships (BUTEX) provides support to students from member universities.
Details  Students create a piece of media (vlog, blog, poster) about their preparations for or their experience of their time abroad.
Eligibility Students leaving and arriving at a BUTEX member university (including St Andrews) are eligible to apply. BUTEX scholarships are awarded based on the calendar year, with applications open in the summer months. Students can have already completed their placement by the time they apply, they may already be on placement or they may be preparing for a placement in the future. For full details, see the BUTEX website.

British Council China Scholarship

Provider Renmin University
Details Means-tested scholarships administered by the Chinese Scholarship Council and the British Council.

Outstanding UK students who wish to study at mainland Chinese universities. 

The British Council China Scholarship is only open to UK citizens. However, the Chinese Government offers numerous scholarships to study in China to those of all nationalities through the Chinese Scholarship Council.

DUO-Singapore Exchange Fellowship

Provider The National University of Singapore provides scholarships for some inbound students.
Details Each selected undergraduate student will be awarded €4,000. See the NUS webpages for more details.
Eligibility Full-time undergraduate students from partner universities in Europe coming to NUS on exchange are eligible to apply for the DUO. 

German Academic Exchange Service

Provider DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) provides support for a variety of opportunities in Germany.

The Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) scholarships are aimed primarily at graduates, doctoral students and post-docs, and are awarded for study and research visits to universities and non-university research institutions in Germany.  DAAD also funds one month German language courses at universities (for students at all levels), summer internships (usually in Sciences and Engineering), recent graduate placements and short-term research exchanges.


As a wide range of scholarships are administered by DAAD, please consult their DAAD scholarship database for further information.

British Friends of Hebrew University of Jerusalem Student Grants

Provider The British Friends of Hebrew University of Jerusalem  supports outbound student mobility at Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI).
Details Student grants are offered by the charity British Friends of Hebrew University of Jerusalem to UK students wishing to study abroad at HUJI for a minimum of one semester. Summer short programmes and Ulpan programmes are also considered.

The application window is usually in March-May for students going abroad in the following academic year.  See the BFHU student grants for full details of terms and conditions.

Educational Trusts

Educational trusts provide grants to students. Some explicitly mention student travel in the types of opportunities they fund.

Eligibility to apply for an educational trust may be determined by a wide variety of criteria, including home area or current residence; previous school, subjects studied, financial circumstances; employment sector (a student's employment and/or family), disability (if any) and religious faith (if any). Students should ensure that they meet all of the eligibility criteria before starting their application.

Students can check with Student Services for information it holds on outside trusts for students studying at St Andrews, or consult publications, such as The Guide to Educational Grants, Directory of Grant-Making Trusts and The Grants Register.

See below for a few examples of educational trusts:

Area Details
Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, Norfolk

The Sir Philip Reckitt Educational Trust supports educational travel, undertaken by students resident in Hull, Norfolk or the former East Riding of Yorkshire.


Consult the SAAS Register of Educational Endowments

Academic societies

Academic societies are a potential source of travel funding. At undergraduate level, funding is more common for summer research placements than study abroad or work abroad placements. At postgraduate level, there are a number of programmes available, depending on your area of study. Academic societies will usually only accept applications from members of their society.