► Funding available


►Funding available

The international nature of academic research makes it increasingly important to learn from expertise in other countries, compare and contrast different national approaches, and to consider your own work in a global context.

Who would this option suit?

  • Research visits (via Erasmus Traineeships) are ideal for students at all levels (UG/PGT/PGR), who wish to spend two-three months in an Erasmus programme country in order to undertake fieldwork, archival work, and primary/secondary research. Host organisations are not restricted to partner universities, and could include libraries, museums and archives. Funding is available up to a maximum of €470 per month.
  • Research visits (via Santander Scholarships) are also available to students at all levels, looking to engage in short-term research at another institution in the Santander Universities network. Funding is available up to a maximum award of £1,000.

Eligibility criteria

In order to apply, students should:

  • have the support of your Go Abroad Tutor and your Supervisor (they will be contacted as part of the application process, but it is a good idea to discuss with them in advance)
  • have identified one or more suitable host organisations (it would be advisable to make direct contact with potential supervisors before you apply)

All applications are for funding only - we are unable to organise a research visit on your behalf.

NB Erasmus Traineeship - The only factor that may cause someone to be ineligible for Erasmus funding is if they have previously received Erasmus funding at the same level. If you are in this situation, please contact the Erasmus Unit for advice.

Important points to note

  • There is a single application deadline for Erasmus Traineeships (in March). If we still have funding available after that point, we will continue to access applications on a rolling basis.
  • There is a single application deadline for Santander Scholarships (in March). No further applications will be considered after the deadline.

The University of Aberdeen has Erasmus partnerships with around 120 universities across Europe and the Santander Universities Network covers over 1,000 universities. These should provide a useful starting point, if your research does not have an obvious geographical location.