What funding is available?

Funding your period of Study Abroad is important to all students and requires some careful planning. Luckily, there are lots of funding opportunities available to students, both from the University of Liverpool and from other organisations.

The information provided on this page is accurate for funding to be provided to students going on study abroad in 2018/19.   

  • All Study Abroad programmes

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    Travel Insurance 

    The University of Liverpool provides all students with free travel insurance. This is the same policy that is used to cover University staff when they travel for business purposes, and thus is a very comprehensive policy.


    Tuition fees

    • For students undertaking one semester abroad, your tuition fee remains the same
    • Home/EU student students undertaking a year at XJTLU will pay a tuition fee of £1385 (you can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan as normal to cover this)
    • International students undertaking a year at XJTLU will pay 50% of your normal tuition fee
    • You do not pay tuition fees to the Host University

    Maintenance loan/grant

    • You will still be eligible to apply for a maintenance loan/grant
    • For students studying abroad, the amount of loan available may be slightly higher, see the Student Finance pages for the latest amounts

    Student finance travel grant

    Student Finance offers means tested travel grants for students studying abroad as part of their course. For full details see the Travel Grants page but in summary, you can apply for funding towards:

    • Up to 3 return flights from the UK to your Host Country
    • Visas, medical insurance and essential expenditure
    • You would need to pay the first £303 towards the above costs
  • Erasmus+ funding

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    Students studying in Europe will receive the monthly Erasmus+ Grant. This grant is funded by the European Commission and the amount can vary from year to year.

  • Semester Abroad/Year 2 @ XJTLU

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    There are various funding streams open to students on Worldwide Study Abroad, thanks to the generosity of our alumni and donors:

    University of Liverpool Award Fund Travel Grants

    These are paid to Home and Islands students participating in an exchange, are not means-tested and you do not have to pay them back. They are a one-off payment. The amounts vary by region and are as follows:

    • Asia and South America: £500
    • North America: £600
    • New Zealand: £800
    • Australia: £700
    • Switzerland: £300

    Short-term placements (e.g. Occupational Therapy students to Australia) are eligible for a grant of £250. 

    Recipients of the Liverpool Bursary will receive a top up of £250, regardless of the study destination.


    Fang-Saxby Scholarship 

    Students who go on an exchange to spend a semester/Year 2 @ XJTLU can apply for one of two Fang-Saxby scholarships which include an accommodation and tuition fee waiver at XJTLU and £750 spending per term (£1500 per year)


    Santander Scholarships 

    We have 5 Santander scholarships, worth £1000 each, available each year, which are open to applications from students in receipt of the Liverpool Bursary. They are not country specific.


    BUTEX Scholarships 

    The University of Liverpool is a member of BUTEX, which aims to promote study abroad between the UK and non-EU universities. Any student going on an exchange outside of the Erasmus scheme can apply for one of the ten £500 scholarships that BUTEX make available. To find out how to apply, visit the BUTEX website.


    Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence 

    The British Council makes available around 10 scholarships of up to £4000. These are open to any UK passport holder participating in an official university exchange to Hong Kong. For more information visit the British Council Hong Kong website.


    Education New Zealand - "Dream New" Scholarship

    Education New Zealand offers a scholarship of around £6000. Liverpool students can apply for the scholarship to attend Wellington University of Victoria, one of our partner institutions. Entrants must submit an essay or a video clip expressing their motivation for choosing to study in New Zealand. For more information visit the European Funding Guide

  • Summer Abroad

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    University of Liverpool Award Fund Travel Grants

    This is paid to Home and Islands students participating in a summer exchange, it is not means-tested and you do not have to pay it back. It is a one-off payment of £250

    Recipients of the Liverpool Bursary will receive a top up of £250.

  • Year in China

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    Students participating in the Year in China will be eligible to apply for a number of grants and scholarships which have been generously funded by our Alumni and Donors. See below for more information:

    University of Liverpool Award Fund Travel Grants

    This is paid to Home and Islands students participating in the Year in China programme, it is not means-tested and you do not have to pay it back. It is a one-off payment of £500 

    Recipients of the Liverpool Bursary will receive a top up of £250.


    BUTEX Scholarships 

    The University of Liverpool is a member of BUTEX, which aims to promote study abroad between the UK and non-EU universities. Any student going on an exchange outside of the Erasmus scheme can apply for one of the ten £500 scholarships that BUTEX make available. To find out how to apply, visit the BUTEX website.


    Ede and Ravenscroft

    Students going abroad on the Year in China course can apply for one of ten Ede and Ravenscroft scholarships worth £1,000 each.