External funding

Aside from NTU funding, there are many external opportunities available.

External funding can vary by eligibility, destination, course, or level of study. Please research the opportunity before you apply. These are competitive opportunities, meaning you'll need to produce a strong application. The NTU Global team is here to offer you support and advice.

If you apply for one of these schemes, please let us know.

BUTEX Scholarships

BUTEX awards a number of £500 scholarships to students studying abroad. You must be abroad for either a semester or a full academic year. To apply, you must have been offered a study abroad or exchange place which is not eligible for an ERASMUS grant.

Any student affiliated with a BUTEX member institution is able to apply for the scholarship if their study abroad placement takes place in 2022. Students can have already completed their placement by the time they apply, may already be on placement or they may be preparing for a placement in the future.  As long as the placement takes place in 2022, you are eligible to apply for this scholarship round.

Deadline to apply for the BUTEX scholarship will close on 31st July 2022.

You can find out more information about these scholarships on their website.

ISEP Scholarships

The ISEP Scholarship extends access to, and increases the affordability of, study abroad. ISEP students from any ISEP member with demonstrated financial need can apply. Students underrepresented in study abroad are encouraged to apply. For 2020/21, a scholarship of $500 was awarded. The application deadline is usually September.

Partner University Scholarships

Some international partners offer scholarships to inbound exchange students. Information is generally available on the partner institution's website.

Commonwealth Scholarships

Commonwealth Scholarships are for talented and motivated individuals. They allow them to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development. They're offered to citizens from low and middle-income Commonwealth countries. Scholarships are funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO). These scholarships:

  • contribute to the UK’s international development aims and wider overseas interests
  • supporting excellence in UK higher education
  • sustain the principles of the Commonwealth.

Find out more about the Commonwealth Scholarships.

  • Last updated: 05/12/2022