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IMAGINE Study Abroad bursaries

The University's first major fundraising and volunteering campaign, IMAGINE, will provide bursaries to support students to study abroad outside of Europe as part of their degree programme at Reading.

At least twenty (20) awards of £500 will be available for home-fee paying students from any academic discipline, providing that the study abroad placement:

  • Takes places outside of Europe 
  • Is not a compulsory part of your degree programme
  • Takes place during term time.

Details regarding how to apply for an IMAGINE Study Abroad will be provided to students at the time of notification that they have been allocated a places at one of our partner universities.

Travel grants

Travel grants are available to full-time students who are studying abroad as part of their degree through the appropriate Student Finance company. Please see the Student Finance pages for more information. All queries regarding eligibility should be directed to Student Finance direct.

BUTEX Scholarships

There are also eight scholarships available for undergraduate students currently registered at a UK University through BUTEX (British Transatlantic Exchange Association). To be eligible to apply you must have been offered a place as a study abroad or exchange student in a USA or Canadian university. Full details can be found on the BUTEX website . Any eligible student applying for a BUTEX scholarship is requested to inform the Erasmus & Study Abroad team.


Students who will be studying in the USA are also encouraged to apply for BEST Travel Award. The Travel Award will consist of an award of $1,000 to be used towards the cost of travel to the USA and is provided by BUNAC (British Universities North America Club). Further information can be found on the BUNAC website .

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