Funding for study exchanges

As part of the planning process you will need to consider how to finance your time away from Glasgow. You will need to make sure you have enough funding to cover the duration of your stay including living and travel costs.

Studying abroad does not have to be more expensive than studying in Glasgow if you budget. There are funding options that you may be eligible for to help with travel costs.

The University of Glasgow has some subject specific funded opportunities attached to a few of our priority partner universities at both undergraduate and post graduate level. Use the study exchange destinations tool to check what is available to you.

Tuition fees and student financial support

You will continue to be a registered student at the University of Glasgow and do not pay tuition fees to the host university abroad. You pay your fees to the University of Glasgow as usual.

You are also entitled to continue to receive any student loans, grants or bursaries that you are eligible for while studying at Glasgow.

If you are a US student in receipt of a federal loan you should contact Carol Barnett ( to check out your continued eligibility.

Turing Scheme

The Turing Scheme is the UK government scheme that provides financial support for students undertaking work and study abroad. Students eligible for funding in 2022/23 are being notified.

The funding cycle for 2023/24 has not yet been announced.

Go Abroad Travel Scholarships

Go Abroad Travel Scholarships are available to support students undertaking study exchange for a full year or a semester at one of our partner institutions. These scholarships are generously funded by alumni donations. 

Students not in receipt of Turing Scheme funding will be prioritsed for Go Abroad Travel Scholarship up to £1,000  

You can only receive a Go Abroad Travel Scholarship once during your studies with us. 

How to apply

Scholarships are competitive and will be awarded based on your Go Abroad Study (full year or semester) application score. You will be notified if you have been successful in June 2023.

Other scholarship opportunities

A range of scholarships are available from external organisations and charities to support student travel. Search by your criteria at scholarships and funding. This isn't an exhaustive list so make sure you do your own research.