Research Visit

Research Visit

► 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 International Traineeships) are ideal for students at all levels (UG/PGT/PGR), who wish to spend one-twelve months abroad 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 £380 per month.

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.

Important points to note

  • There is an initial application deadline for funding for International Traineeships (in March). If we still have funding available after that point, we will continue to accept applications on a rolling basis.

The University of Aberdeen has partnerships with around 180 universities around the world. These should provide a useful starting point, if your research does not have an obvious geographical location.