Global Wales Discover

Aberystwyth University 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.


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 eligible students’ living costs and travel, for two to eight weeks of working, studying or volunteering worldwide. 

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

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To be eligible you need

  • 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'. 
  • Be studying at undergraduate level. 
  • Take part in a 2 to 8 weeks activity approved by the Global Opportunities team.  

Funding for Living Costs

Living Costs have been grouped into 2 bands by the British Council: Band 1 is for high-medium cost countries and band 2 is low-cost countries. 

BandWeekly Rate (£) Daily Rate (£)  
1 210 30
2 195 27

Funding for Travel Costs

Travel Costs are worked out based on the destination countries distance from Wales.  

GroupCountriesRate (£)
A 80km-2,999km  350
B 3,000km - 3,999  600
C 4,000km - 7,999km  900 
D 8,000+  1200