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Study Abroad Awards

In line with the King's International Strategy, the Global Mobility team is pleased to present three Study Abroad Awards that will enable students from all socio-economic backgrounds, disciplines and levels of study to take part in an educational, international experience during their time at university. 

Broadening Horizons Award

This funding opportunity, jointly launched with the Widening Participation Department in 2015/16, is aimed at increasing the number of widening participation students who can and do access the mobility opportunities available to them at King's.

Applications for the Broadening Horizons Award have now closed for this academic year. Deadlines for the 2018-19 academic year will be updated here so please check back for details. 

Application guidance


Funding will be distributed to undergraduate, home-fee paying* students (with the exception of recipients of the Sanctuary Scholarship) who will be going overseas in 2017/18 or 2018/19 to complete a traditional study abroad semester or full year, a summer programme, field trip, elective or other short-term placement such as an internship or research activity within or outside of their King's degree. The overseas activity does not have to be part of the student's degree (i.e. it can be extra-curricular) and funding can be requested before, during or after the overseas activity. 

Students are eligible to apply for the Broadening Horizons Award if they are undergraduate, home-fee paying students* and meet one or more of the following criteria:

* If you are unsure whether this applies to you, please contact the Global Mobility office

Guidelines for awards

It is expected that awards in the region of £300 - £900 will be made to eligible students throughout 2017/18. Award amounts are subject to change and the exact amount awarded will depend on the strength of your application, destination, length of stay, level of financial need and the overall number of applications received by the Global Mobility Office.

Semester and full year applications for Europe attract a lower level of funding as students will also be eligible for Erasmus+ funding.

Global Internships applicants

Students who will be taking part in a Global Internships programme may be awarded different funding levels, though applications are submitted in the same way as other students applying to the Broadening Horizons Award. Please indicate in your application that you will be taking part in a GI programme. More information can be found on the Global Internships page

How to apply

There are three application rounds throughout the year, with the following deadlines:

  • Round 1: 13th October 2017

  • Round 2: 28th February 2018

  • Round 3: 14th May 2018*

* Please note that this round replaces the deadlines in April and June. 

Please note that students should have a confirmed place on their chosen Study Abroad programme before applying to the Broadening Horizons Award. 

The applications are reviewed by the panel after each deadline. Students can expect to hear back regarding the outcome of their application within six weeks of the respective deadline. 

Students that require advice on or support with their application are advised to contact the Global Mobility Officer (Increasing Opportunities Support) via email at studyabroad@kcl.ac.uk

Please note students are not permitted to apply for the Broadening Horizons Award more than once in a single academic year. Students are permitted to apply for the award in seperate academic years but their application may not be prioritised above those who have previously not been awarded.

Broadening Horizons Award - APPLY HERE

China Summer Award

Application guidance


This award is available to students who have successfully secured a tuition-fee waiver place on a Global Summer Experience (Exchange) in mainland China (excluding Hong Kong).  Students on any other Global Summer Experience are not eligible for this award.  Eligible students are still permitted to apply for any other Study Abroad Award additionally, however the amount of funding they are eligible for may be impacted by the fact they will be receiving the China Summer Award.


The China Summer Award will be valued at £400 for 2018, the 50 strongest summer exchange applications who are allocated to a China Program will automatically receive this award.   Students are permitted to use the award for any aspect of the programme including travel, accommodation or living expenses.

How to apply

There is no formal application for the China Summer Award.  Successful students will be contacted directly by the Global Mobility Office.

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