The International Travel Fund

The Bath Spa University International Travel Fund

Brief description

The Bath Spa University International Travel Fund, established in 2014, is the merging of several awards designated to assist students wishing to embark on international travel placements and study trip. The funds include the Mollie Humphreys Memorial Award established in 1963 in memory of one of the founding members of Newton Park College, the Jill Radford Memorial Fund and the Wardle Fund.

Value: Variable up to £1,000 per person

Number of awards available: Multiple

"For my second year placement I travelled to New York City to study at The Stella Adler Studio of Acting on their ten-week summer conservatory. The conservatory was an intensive course so I was at the studio five days a week from 10am to 5pm with extra rehearsals on top of that.

As well as my creative writing it is my ambition to work as a professional actor when I leave university. Studying at Stella Adler was the first kind of professional acting training I have had and I would not have been able to do it if I did not have help from Bath Spa University. Travelling to New York opened my eyes to what life is like in a different city. Some days I am still mind-boggled by the sheer scale of this world we live in."

Bella Culver, BA (Hons) Creative Writing, 2017


There is no stipulation as to the type of course being undertaken by an applying student or the precise field to be studied during their overseas visit. However, funds must be used to support a study trip or work placement abroad, which will have a direct impact on studies, research and/or career.

The Bath Spa University International Travel Fund is open to any currently enrolled students - both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

The proposed travel should not begin within eight weeks of the application deadline. Applications for retrospective funding will not be considered.

Please see our terms and conditions for further details. 

How to apply

Applicants will need to submit the online application form (student login required) along with supporting evidence and a supporting statement from your tutor or subject/course leader.

Please ensure that you read the terms and conditions.

All sections of the form must be fully completed before submission. Please refer to the application guidelines for advice and information on how to complete the form.

Should you have any questions or require assistance completing the form please contact the External Relations Office at

Supporting documentation must be added to the online application as attachments.

No retrospective funding is available.

Application deadlines

  • 9.00am (BST), Monday 26 October 2020
  • 9.00am (GMT), Monday 22 February 2021
  • 9.00am (BST), Monday 26 April 2021

How applications are judged

The selection will be decided by the Bath Spa University Disbursement panel in consultation with course leaders from relevant subjects. The panel will meet three times a year to discuss applications received.

The panel will meet within four weeks of each application deadline and applicants should expect to hear an outcome within six weeks.

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