University Of Glasgow Year Abroad

University Of Glasgow Year Abroad


For current Glasgow students, there are various exciting opportunities available to study or work abroad.


International scholarships for single or joint honours Politics/International Relations students are now available.

These will support exchanges of undergraduate students with Gadjah Mada University in Indonesia for one semester.

These scholarships come under the ERASMUS + International Credit Mobility scheme.

Candidates may apply for:

  • Semester 1 (September 2017 – January 2018) or
  • Semester 2 in (February-June 2018).

What is the Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility scheme?

For over 25 years, the European Union has funded the Erasmus programme, which has enabled over three million European students to spend part of their studies at another partner higher education institution in another Erasmus programme country (EU; EEA; Turkey).

The Erasmus+ programme now opens up these opportunities, allowing for mobility from and to other parts of the world. This action also supports mobility of staff (teaching or training).

For more information download Erasmus+ FAQ document.

Who can participate?

To be eligible for the exchange, candidates must be undergraduate students intending to study single or joint honours Politics/International Relations and due to commence Single or Joint Honours Politics in September 2017 at the University of Glasgow.

Candidates will be selected on the basis of academic merit and overall motivation.

University Of Glasgow Year Abroad

What funding is available?

Funding is for one semester (5 months).

Successful candidates will qualify for an Erasmus+ grant of €650 (approx. £481) per month towards living expenses. In addition travel expenses will be covered to the maximum of €1100 (approx. £800) per participant.

Candidates will receive, travel grant and 80% of living expenses grant prior to departure. 20% of the living expenses grant will be paid on return.

Application process

  1.  12th October – 4th December 2016: Prepare and submit your application.
  2.  4th December 2016: Deadline to submit your application.
  3.  January to mid-February 2017: Selection of candidates.
  4.  End of February 2017: Announcement to students.
  5.  Early March 2017: Nomination to the partner Institutions.

Applicants should ensure that their Exchange application and course selection at their chosen partner is approved by their Student Mobility Coordinator.

Applicants should submit their application online. The online form will be available from 31 October 2016.

Enquiries can be submitted to


‌The University of Glasgow has a long established and diverse international exchange programme giving you an exciting opportunity to see other parts of the world whilst studying for your degree.

University Of Glasgow Year Abroad


Have you ever thought about seeing the world while you complete your degree?
Looking for an inspiring, confidence-boosting and even life-changing experience?

Our long-established and prestigious study abroad programmes can offer you exciting opportunities. From Europe and the USA, to Asia and Australia, the world is yours to explore.

Why should I study abroad?

Each year many University of Glasgow students complete part of their degree in another country, exploring different cultures and lifestyles by studying or working abroad. Take this opportunity to study abroad:

  • explore the world as part of your degree: no need for a gap year
  • develop a new perspective on your studies
  • develop a more international outlook
  • travel to new and amazing places
  • go on a journey of personal development
  • make lifelong friends from all over the world
  • enhance your CV to make you stand out
  • support and recognition for your study through the programme
  • no additional tuition fees.