Study Abroad Studentships

Leverhulme Trust


The January 2018 deadline has now passed. This entry will be updated as soon as details of the next round of funding are announced. In the meantime, do read on to find out more for future reference about this funding opportunity.

Offering maintenance and research expenses to allow applicants to spend a period of 12 to 24 months on advanced study or research at a centre of learning in any overseas country (excluding the USA). Non-UK residents are not eligible. 

The Studentships comprise:

- Basic annual maintenance allowance of £21,000
- A partner allowance of £7,000 if a student is accompanied by a dependent partner
- Return air fare
- Baggage allowance.

Further allowances – for example, assistance with overseas tuition fees and essential research costs – are payable at the Trust’s discretion. Please ensure that applications do not include any ineligible costs.

Studentships are tenable for between 12 and 24 months, and must begin between
1 June 2018 and 1 May 2019.

To be eligible, applicants must:
-have been resident in the UK for at least five years at the time of application;
-hold an undergraduate degree (undergraduates are not eligible);
-hold a degree from a UK institution. This may be either the undergraduate degree or a further degree held by the applicant;
-either be a student at the time of application or have been registered as a student within the last eight years; and
-be able to demonstrate how their work would benefit from being conducted overseas rather than in the UK.

Those wishing only to improve their foreign language skills are not eligible for this scheme.

For full eligibility and application details see

Funding information


£21,000, return travel and £7,000 dependent allowance if applicable.

Number of awards per year:

Approximately 20

Funding applies to:
Open to applicants from a range of countries
Funding duration:

Studentships are tenable for between 12 and 24 months, and must begin between 1 June and 1 May

Contacts and how to apply

Administrative contact and how to apply:

Application materials are available to download from the website.

Research Awards Advisory Committee
The Leverhulme Trust
1 Pemberton Row
London EC4A 3BG