Global Wales Discover

USW is now part of an exciting new programme called ‘Global Wales Discover’. 

Global Wales Discover is funded by Welsh Government and developed with the British Council Wales. It offers funding to Welsh undergraduate students in Welsh Universities to undertake short-duration study, work or volunteering opportunities in a range of target countries across the globe.  

The programme aims to increase numbers of Welsh University undergraduates undertaking international experience as part of their studies by bringing down financial barriers.

For you, Global Wales Discover is a valuable opportunity to spend a short time abroad, building skills and confidence, enhancing employability and developing cultural awareness. Funding is available to support your’ living costs and travel. 

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Where in the World?

Welsh students can spend between two and eight weeks studying, working or volunteering in one of the following countries: 

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Bulgaria
  • Cyprus
  • Greece
  • Malta
  • Romania
  • USA
  • Canada
  • Japan
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Qatar
  • India
  • China 
  • Vietnam

Who can take part?

Global Wales Discover is open to USW Welsh students who are studying at undergraduate level.

Eligibility

The Global Wales Discover programme will provide Welsh students with funding to take part in the short-duration study, work or volunteering global opportunities in one of the target countries.

In order to be eligible you must:

  • Be a UK national or have 'settled status' 
  • Have been Welsh-domiciled for three years or more prior to the first day of the first academic year of the course
  • Have been living in the UK for three years before starting the course.
  • Take part in a 2-8 week programme
  • The programme must be in one of the target countries

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Funding available

The funding available for your living costs depends on the location and duration of your programme:

£210 a week (£30 a day) is available for the following countries:

  • Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Sweden, Canada, Qatar, UAE, USA, Japan

£195 a week (£27 a day) is available for the following countries: 

  • Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Greece, Spain, Cyprus, Netherlands, Malta, Portugal

£185 a week (£26 a day) is available for the following countries: 

  • Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia

£175 a week (£25 a day) is available for the following countries: 

  • India, China, Vietnam

The funding available for your travel costs depends on the location of your programme:

£300 is available for travel to the following countries:

  • Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Malta, Romania

£1200 is available for travel to the following countries:

  • Canada, China, India, Japan, Qatar, UAE, USA, Vietnam. 

How to apply

In order to apply for the funding please follow the link -  GWD Application Form 

For more information please email Angela or Mike: GlobalWalesDiscover@southwales.ac.uk