Global Wales Discover

AU is part of the Global Wales Discover programme, a British Council-run programme funded by the Welsh Government and Global Wales. This provides funding for Welsh Universities to deliver short-term mobility opportunities for Welsh undergraduate students to work, study or volunteer in another country.

Discover

For students, Global Wales Discover is a valuable opportunity to spend a short time abroad, and develop their interpersonal and communication skills through increased confidence and cultural awareness, key considerations for employees when hiring graduates. 

Funding is available to support students’ living costs and travel, for two to eight weeks of working, studying or volunteering.  

Target Destinations

Welsh students can apply to work, study or volunteer in one of the following countries: 

EU Member States: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden.

Non-EU Member States: USA, Canada, Japan, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, India, China and Vietnam. 

Eligibility

The Global Wales Discover programme will provide Welsh students with funding to take part in the short-duration study, work or volunteering global opportunities in one of the target countries.

In order to be eligible students must:

  • Have been Welsh-domiciled for three years or more prior to the first day of the first academic year of the course.
  • Be a UK national or have 'settled status'.
  • Have been living in the UK for three years before starting the course.
  • Take part in a 2-8 week programme in one of the target countries.

Living costs

The funding available for your living costs depends on the location and duration of your programme:

  • £210 a week (£30 a day) is available for the following countries:
    • EU: Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Sweden. 
    • Non-EU: Canada, Japan, Qatar, UAE, USA.
  • £195 a week (£27 a day) is available for the following countries: 
    • EU: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany, Italy, Greece, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain.
  • £185 a week (£26 a day) is available for the following countries: 
    • EU: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia.
  • £175 a week (£25 a day) is available for the following countries: 
    • Non-EU: India, China, Vietnam.

Travel Costs

The funding available for your travel costs depends on the location of your programme:

  • £300 is available for travel to the following countries:
    • EU: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden.
  • £1200 is available for travel to the following countries:
    • Non-EU: Canada, China, India, Japan, Qatar, UAE, USA, Vietnam. 

To register your interest in the scheme, drop us a message at saostaff@aber.ac.uk