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About Travel Scholarships

Our Travel Scholarships, also known as Aspire Scholarships are funded by generous private donations to support students who will be travelling abroad as part of their course. 

Each scholarship has eligibility criteria that must be met to receive the award. To be considered for an award, your must complete an application so we can assess your eligibility.

Travel Scholarships are quite varied and largely competitive with a limited number of awards available. We recommend you read through all the options available before submitting your application.

Applications for 2022/23 Travel Scholarships are now open and you must apply for the award in the academic year before your study abroad year

Aspire Travel Scholarships available 

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Oblath International Enrichment Scholarship

For students who will travel as part of their studies and are on track for a 2:1 in their degree

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N Horton Smith & Aspire Travel Scholarship

For students with an interest and ability in languages, music or fine art who will be studying abroad

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Catherine Williamson Travel Scholarship

For current and former residents of Willoughby Hall who will study abroad in the next academic year.

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Monica Partridge Travel Scholarship

For language students whose course has an element of Russian, Serbian or Croatian who will study abroad


How to apply

To be considered for a Travel Scholarship, you must complete an application in the academic year before your study abroad year. 

Applications for the 2022/23 Travel Scholarships are now open.

For additional information for each scholarship and tips on what information to include when you apply, please see the funds guidance notes.

More funding options

The University of Nottingham offers a wide range of funding opportunities for students from lower income backgrounds and/or those who have overcome significant difficulties to come to University. Take a look at some other funding options:

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The Stoneygate Award

For academically able students who face or have overcome personal barriers to attend university.

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Core Bursary

For UK students with a household income of less than £35,000 as assessed by student finance.

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Nottingham Potential Bursary

For full-time UK students with personal circumstances or backgrounds that may have impacted academic potential.


View all scholarships and bursaries

Note: All references to household income refer to the figure which is calculated by Student Finance when a student applies to them for means-tested funding.

Please refer to our Data Protection and Confidentiality Statement - for anyone who makes an application for funding from the Funding & Financial Support Team.

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