Other International Opportunities

Summer Schools and Programmes

IARU Global Summer Programme


The IARU Global Summer Programme (GSP) offers a learning experience for students at one of 10 leading research universities. It provides intensive, residential summer courses to students from IARU member universities. GSP courses are typically aimed at undergraduates, although some courses make it clear that they welcome graduate students as well.

Details on how to apply will be advertised in the Study Abroad section of the Student Gateway when available: IARU Global Summer Programme

IARU Global Cross-Disciplinary Tournament
The Global Cross-Disciplinary Tournament (GXT) is “a student driven initiative to foster cross disciplinary inquiry among students. The GXT is a competition where small cross-disciplinary teams of undergraduates are paired across universities.”  Details on how to apply will be advertised here and on the Student Gateway when available. More information can be found here: IARU Global Tournament

LERU BRIGHT Students' Conference
The BRIGHT Students' Conference is the annual gathering of students from member universities of the League of European Research Universities (LERU). The conference aims to provide an environment in which excellent students, as field specialists and stakeholders of the Europe of tomorrow, can focus on themes crucial to their education and cultural development.

More information can be found here: LERU BRIGHT Students' Conference and here: LERU Student Activities

College-based Opportunities
There are also several College-based Summer School opportunities. Please check with your College for details.

Please also visit our site regularly for additional Summer School opportunities advertised under the ‘Current Opportunities’ section under the International Experiences for Students' link above.

Travel Grants

Santander Academic Travel Awards
These awards, supported by Santander Bank, are to enable postgraduate students to travel to Santander Network countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Spain, Uruguay and Venezuela) for academic-related activities. These awards support short visits to Santander universities to do collaborative work, to conduct fieldwork, or to engage in other study projects. More information on these travel grants can be found here: Santander Travel Grants

Oxford University Expeditions Council
The University of Oxford Exploration Club provides support and advice to Oxford students interested in planning a University Expedition. For further information please go to: Oxford University Expeditions

College Grants
Most colleges offer various travel grants to support travel for educational benefit, fieldwork travel, conference attendance, and others. Students should check what grants are available within their college.

Other International Opportunities


Many students, particularly at postgraduate level, attend academic conferences abroad to present their work and/or learn from peers and senior experts in their field.

In addition, there are sometimes international conferences at which student representation is sought, on a variety of topics and in a variety of locations. Please check the ‘Current Opportunities’ section to see whether any such opportunities are currently available.

Field trips and Fieldwork
Many courses at Oxford, both undergraduate and graduate, include an option or a requirement to do fieldwork, field courses or expeditions abroad.

Research projects
Some undergraduate courses, for instance in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Engineering and Materials, include a period of project work which can sometimes be undertaken abroad.

Please check individual course guides for further information on these: Admissions Course Guides