Funding is available from Somerville towards the cost of course-related activity such as medical electives.
Hilary Term 2024 applications
Applications are now open and will close at 12 noon on Monday 22nd January.
Enrolled Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (BMBCH) students are eligible. Students who are on suspension and finalists whose project will take place after the end of their course are not eligible. Applicants should be in need of financial support for travel or projects relating to their studies. They should also apply for other funding sources such as department travel grants.
The planned travel or project must start after a certain date each term. In Hilary Term this is Wednesday 7th February. It is not possible to be awarded retrospective funding unless there are exceptional circumstances.
Environmental sustainability is integral to Somerville’s commitment to social responsibility. Students who are applying for funding for travel within Europe will now be incentivised to choose lower carbon travel solutions. The following award levels will apply unless there are exceptional circumstances. These could include disabilities that prevent long train journeys, caring responsibilities or the need to avoid travelling through particular countries.
|Travel within the UK or outside Europe||Up to £1,375 over the length of the course|
|Travel within Europe which does not involve flying||Up to £1,650 (20% more funding) over the length of the course|
|Travel within Europe which involves flying||Up to £1,100 (20% less funding) over the length of the course|
Students should refer to the University’s Guide to Sustainable Business Travel for information about reducing carbon emissions. They are also encouraged to offset flights using an offsetting scheme compliant with the Gold Standard.
- BMBCH students should complete the application form and email it to the Scholarships and Funding Officer by 12 noon on Monday 22nd January. Students should also include any evidence of estimated or actual costs.
- The Scholarships and Funding Officer will forward applications to Personal Tutors for their comments.
Application and project deadlines
Applications are accepted each term.
|Term||Deadline for application to be received||Project must start after this date|
|Michaelmas Term 2023||12 noon on Monday 16th October 2023||Wednesday 1st November 2023|
|Hilary Term 2024||12 noon on Monday 22nd January 2024||Wednesday 7th February 2024|
|Trinity Term 2024||12 noon on Monday 6th May 2024||Wednesday 22nd May 2024|
Decisions will be made by Somerville College Travel and Special Project Grants Committee.
Successful applicants will be expected to submit a report after the completion of their project.
If you have any queries, please email the Scholarships and Funding Officer.