Welsh students can apply for funding to spend between two and eight weeks studying, working or volunteering in a number of countries around the globe as part of Global Wales Discover, a British Council-run programme.

Which universities participate in Global Wales Discover?

Global Wales Discover is open to Welsh undergraduate students who are currently studying at one of the following universities:

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for funding, Welsh undergraduates must:

  • be a UK national or have 'settled status'
  • have been Welsh-domiciled for three years or more prior to the first day of their academic course
  • have been living in the UK for three years before starting the course.

Which countries can I go to?

In Europe the following countries are included: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemboug, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Malta, Romania.

Outside of Europe the following countries are included: USA, Canada, Japan, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, India, China and Vietnam.

What can I use the funding for?

Funding is available for living costs and travel expenses.

Deadline for applications

Each university manages the application process for its students, so check with your university about deadlines.

How do I apply?

If your university is listed above and you are interested in applying for funding, you should contact your University's international office. For all other enquiries please contact us at GlobalWalesDiscover@britishcouncil.org. You can also discover more following our Twitter hashtag #GlobalWalesDiscover.



man standing on rock in front of lake
'Study, volunteer, work, discover.' Photo ©

Joshua Earle used under license and adapted from the original