The University of York does not permit travel to any country where the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) advise against all travel. At this time, we have suspended all incoming and outgoing mobility with Russian institutions and organisations. This means that the University of York will not approve any independently sourced projects or other mobilities in Russia where institutional documentation is required to proceed and university travel insurance applications will be rejected.
Applications for the 2022 Travel awards have now closed.
Applications will open again in Spring term 2023.
For more details on the application process visit our How to Apply page.
If you would like to make an appointment to speak to us about the Travel Awards please email:
Travel Bursary Awards are for undergraduate students (not final year) and post graduate taught students only.
Apply online via our How to Apply web page.
Applicants shortlisted for the travel bursary awards will be invited to attend a short interview. Interviews will be held in Week 4 of the Summer Term. This award is made up of funds donated by several sources, details can be found on the 'Our Sponsors' tab on this page.
All awardees will be expected to submit a written report of their project within six weeks of completion and to attend a celebration event in November 2022, on campus.
This funding is not available for students on the following schemes provided by the Centre for Global Programmes:
For an idea of the type of projects we fund please read through some of the short reports submitted by the successful recipients 2019 Travel Bursaries (PDF , 7,292kb)
Further information about YuStart can be found on the finances and funding webpage (YuStart tab).
We are grateful to Santander Universities for generously funding the Travel Awards. Over 1,020 universities in 17 countries are members of the Santander Universities network. At York, Santander Universities provides funding for international travel, internships, student enterprise and Masters scholarships. For more information about Santander at York, please contact Emily Souter, email@example.com.
Thank you to the following donors whose generosity allows Global Programmes to offer Travel Bursaries.
YuFund is the new name for the York Annual Fund administered by the Office of Philanthropic Partnerships and Alumni (OPPA). Substantial funds are raised from alumni, staff and friends through the Giving to York programme each year.
Donors give either one-off gifts or make a regular gift monthly, quarterly or annually and these are directed by donors to different aspects of University life.
The York Society Travel Bursary is provided from the York Society Trust Fund, a charitable trust established in 1981 by members of the York Society. The York Society was the University’s first alumni organization set up in 1979 by a group of former students to maintain contact between Alumni and the University. The Society held reunions for many years for all alumni and for specific graduation years. In the early 1990’s the University began to adopt responsibility for Alumni which is now dealt with by the Development and Alumni Relations Office. The York Society was disbanded in 1994 but the Trust fund remains as a legacy of the contributions made by the members of the York Society. The Frances Vick Travel Bursary is in memory of Frances Vick one of the founding members of the York Society and one of the original Trustees of the York Society Trust. Her work and enthusiasm ensured the success of the York Society in the early days and the good relations enjoyed between the York Society Trust and the University.
The Nancy Richards Bursary was endowed by the Revd Julian Richards in memory of his mother. Nancy Richards studied at St Hilda’s College, Durham, from 1917 to 1919, where she obtained a teaching diploma. She taught at primary schools in Leeds until her marriage in 1924. Although she always longed to go abroad, she was never able to do so, and spent the rest of her life in Yorkshire. She died in 1952, her family generously continues this donation in her name.