Bursaries

Bursaries

Finding funds to join a program abroad doesn’t have to be challenging. There are many options available, such as checking to see if we have any scholarships available or raising funds via our fundraising page. 

Alternatively, if you’re a citizen of the United Kingdom, you might qualify for a bursary to help fund your program. You can learn more by visiting or contacting one of the colleges or universities mentioned below.

University specific bursaries

BIRMINGHAM UNIVERSITY - GATEWAY BURSARY SCHEME

BIRMINGHAM UNIVERSITY - WORK EXPERIENCE BURSARY

ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY - LOW INCOME BURSARY

BATH UNIVERSITY - LOW INCOME BURSAR

BATH SPA - WIDENING PARTICIPATION BURSARY

BIRKBECK, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON - DEGREES IN THE DEPARTMENT OF EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCES

BOURNEMOUTH UNIVERSITY - PLACEMENT OPPORTUNITY FUND

NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY - RISE

SHEFFIELD UNIVERSITY - INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEERING SCHOLARSHIP

UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK - SIR PETER HOLMES MEMORIAL AWARD

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON (UCL) - EXPEDITION AND TRAVEL GRANTS

ST JOHN’S UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE - TRAVEL GRANTS

CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY - TRAVEL GRANTS

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON - £1,000 AMECA BURSARY GRANT

CANTERBURY CHRIST CHURCH - PARTNER SCHOOL BURSARY

UNIVERSITY OF EAST LONDON - ENGAGEMENT FOR PROGRESSION

EDGE HILL - EMPLOYABILITY PROJECT BURSARIES

UCLAN/CENTRAL LANCASHIRE - TRAVEL BURSARIES

CHESTER UNIVERSITY - LOW INCOME BURSARY

CITY OF LONDON UNIVERSITY - WIDENING PARTICIPATION

COVENTRY UNIVERSITY - LOW INCOME AND WIDENING PARTICIPATION

DERBY - LOW INCOME BURSARY AND BURSARIES FOR STUDENTS IN THE DERBYSHIRE AREA

DURHAM - LOW INCOME AND WIDENING PARTICIPATION

EAST ANGLIA - LOW INCOME AND WIDENING PARTICIPATION

EAST LONDON - ENGAGEMENT AND PROGRESSION BURSARIES

ESSEX UNIVERSITY - LOW INCOME AND PARTNER SCHOOLS BURSARY

EXETER UNIVERSITY - LOW INCOME AND WIDENING PARTICIPATION

FALMOUTH UNIVERSITY - CORNWALL RESIDENT BURSARIES

GLOUCESTERSHIRE - ACADEMIC TRAVEL BURSARY

GREENWICH - LOW INCOME BURSARY

HERTFORDSHIRE - WIDENING PARTICIPATION

HULL - LOW INCOME BURSARY

IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON - LOW INCOME BURSARY

KEELE - LOW INCOME BURSARY

KENT - LOW INCOME BURSARY

KING’S COLLEGE LONDON - LOW INCOME BURSARY

KINGSTON - LOW INCOME BURSARY

LANCASTER - LOW INCOME AND SCHOLARSHIP FOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS

LEEDS - LOW INCOME AND WIDENING PERSPECTIVES

LEEDS BECKETT - PLACEMENT SUPPORT BURSARY

LEEDS TRINITY - LOW INCOME BURSARY

LIVERPOOL - LOW INCOME AND WIDENING PARTICIPATION

LIVERPOOL JOHN MOORES - LOW INCOME BURSARY

LONDON SOUTHBANK UNIVERSITY - LOW INCOME AND LAWRENCE BURROWS EDUCATIONAL TRUST

MANCHESTER - LOW INCOME AND WORK PLACEMENT

NORTHAMPTON - LOW INCOME BURSARY

NOTTINGHAM - LOW INCOME BURSARY

OXFORD UNIVERSITY - LOW INCOME BURSARY

OXFORD BROOKES - LOW INCOME BURSARY

PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY - LOW INCOME BURSARY

PORTSMOUTH UNIVERSITY - LOW INCOME BURSARY

QUEEN MARY - LOW INCOME BURSARY

READING - LOW INCOME AND PLACEMENT BURSARY

ROYAL AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY - WIDENING PARTICIPATION

ROYAL HOLLOWAY - LOW INCOME AND MATURE STUDENT BURSARY

ROYAL VETERINARY COLLEGE - LOW INCOME BURSARY

SOAS - LOW INCOME AND SCHOLARSHIPS FOR THOSE TRAVELLING TO INDIA

SOUTHAMPTON UNIVERSITY - LOW INCOME AND BURSARIES FOR SPORTS INVOLVEMENT

SOUTHAMPTON SOLENT - UNPAID PLACEMENT BURSARY

ST. GEORGE'S UNIVERSITY OF LONDON - LOW INCOME BURSARY

SANTANDER - GRANT

ST MARY'S UNIVERSITY - HIGH ACHIEVERS AND LOW INCOME BURSARIES

SUFFOLK - LOW INCOME BURSARY

SUNDERLAND - WIDENING PARTICIPATION

SURREY - WIDENING PARTICIPATION

UCFB - LOW INCOME BURSARY

UCL - WIDENING PARTICIPATION

UNIVERSITY OF LAW - WIDENING PARTICIPATION/LORD BLUNKETT

UNIVERSITY ARTS LONDON - LOW INCOME BURSARY

WARWICK - LOW INCOME BURSARY

WEST LONDON - LOW INCOME BURSARY

UNIVERSITY OF WEST ENGLAND, BRISTOL - LOW INCOME BURSARY

WINCHESTER - LOW INCOME AND WIDENING PARTICIPATION

YORK - FIRST YEAR LOW INCOME BURSARY AND THEN STANDARD LOW INCOME

Bursaries available across the United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF LONDON - HIGHER ACHIEVERS BURSARY

GO OVERSEAS BURSARY

LORD MAYOR'S 800TH ANNIVERSARY TRUST BURSARY

HAZEL’S FOOTPRINTS TRUST FOOTPRINTER GRANT

JACK PETCHEY FOUNDATION BURSARY

THE FERGUSON TRUST (UK) BURSARY

THE JOICEY TRUST BURSARY

PRIVATE SCHOOL STUDENT FUNDING

THE CAPTAIN SCOTT SOCIETY BURSARY

THE SIR PHILIP RECKITT EDUCATIONAL TRUST BURSARY

JOHN MUIR TRUST - DES RUBENS AND BILL WALLACE GRANT

THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF BIOLOGY BURSARY

BRITISH MEDICAL AND DENTAL TRUST

THE WINSTON CHURCHILL MEMORIAL TRUST

RDC FOUNDATION BURSARY

WIDENING PARTICIPATION BURSARIES

CARE LEAVERS BURSARIES

SANTANDER BANK UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIP GRANTS

Northern Ireland bursaries

QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY, BELFAST - LOW INCOME AND WORK PLACEMENTS BURSARY

ULSTER UNIVERSITY -LOW INCOME AND WIDENING PARTICIPATION (ACCESS BURSARY)

Testimonial

“Hi I’m Meg, I’m 19 and currently taking a gap year, using it to travel as much as possible. I have been on the GVI under 18s trips to Cape Town for two weeks and also the Community Development Internship in India for 3 months – both were amazing!

In order to fund both of these trips I got in contact with a few local organisations who gave me a grant to help pay for GVI. I just sent an email to our local round table and rotary club then all I had to do was fill out a small application form. The village I live in also has a foundation that provides grants for young people doing trips similar to GVI and they sent me another application form.

After the trips I just sent them an email to tell them how I had got on. I would definitely recommend getting in touch with local round tables or rotary clubs to see if they offer grants.

For my next GVI trip I am really keen to visit Ghana on their Child Development Project. After university I would really like to look further into a career in the Community Development industry.”

Meg Smith – Bursary recipient