European Opportunities Fund

Cafes on the riverside in Copenhagen

EOF is an incredible opportunity, unique to Aberystwyth, made possible by the very generous donation of a former Aber student.

The European Opportunities fund helps towards living and travel costs for short activities in the European Union. It is available to part-time and full-time UK students on foundation, undergraduate or taught Masters courses who wish to work, study, volunteer or attend conferences. 

To register your interest in the scheme, drop us a message at 

Find out more by clicking on the tabs below.   


Eligible Destinations for 2021-22

  • EU: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden. 
  •  EEA: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland  

To be eligible you need

  • Be a full or part-time student on foundation, UG or taught Masters 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 3 days to 4 week programme in one of the target countries.  
  • Complete a research questionnaire and attend pre-departure and return events  

Basic Funding for 2021-22

Basic Funding for 2021-22

Country Travel contribution  Weekly rate for living cost contribution  Daily rate for Living cost contribution 
Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Lichenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, Sweden  300 210 30
Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany, Italy, Greece, Netherlands, Malta, Portugal, Spain  300 195 27
Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia  300 185 26


Additional Funding for 2021-22


Additional Funding for 2021-22 

Language Courses  

Payment based on actual cost up to £200 to fund language preparation.

Additional Needs  

Payment to students to facilitate participation. Based on actual cost and subject to an approval process. 

Green Travel  

Payment to support sustainable travel by rail, based on actual cost e.g. of additional overnight accommodation.