Student Travel Award

Student Travel Award

  • Student Travel Award

Funding for students to visit University Alumni Groups during the summer or Christmas vacations and promote them as a resource to students

The Student Travel Award 2018 closed for applications at 12pm (noon) on Tuesday, 3 April 2018. Short-listing will take place during the week of Monday, 9 April 2018.

About the Award

The Student Travel Award provides two Cambridge students with funding to visit up to six University Alumni Groups of their choice and promote the global network of Alumni Groups as a valuable resource to students. Selected students can arrange additional self-funded activities related to their personal and career interests, such as to a conference, organisation or tourist attraction, during the trip.

Why apply?

The Student Travel Award will enable you to:

  • win a £1,500 grant to visit locations of personal and career interests
  • increase your self-confidence by travelling solo
  • boost your skills and have something different to talk about at interview
  • develop social and professional networks with alumni
  • help University Alumni Groups to provide effective support to students and recent graduates
  • join a network of Award winners and get involved with future Awards and other student/alumni engagement activities.

Testimonials

Read the testimonials of last year's winners, Connor MacDonald, Lydia Bunt and Akil Hashmi

Eligibility criteria

The award is open to registered, active, undergraduate or PhD students who are not in the final year of study for their degree. 

Full details

Full details, including key dates, activities, eligibility criteria and terms and conditions are available in the Application Pack and within the 'Useful documents' section below.

Q&A sessions for prospective applicants

Got a question? Find out more at a Q&A session for prospective applicants, at 6pm, on either Thursday, 8 March (waiting list only), or Monday, 12 March (places available), at Development and Alumni Relations. To book a place email, networks@alumni.cam.ac.uk.

Update to terms and conditions

We have removed the requirement to visit a UK-based Alumni Group as part of the itinerary, because it could be restrictive to anyone wishing to travel further afield, or to anyone that will not be based in the UK at the time of travel. However, you are welcome to visit one or more UK Groups if you would like to.

Apply

The Student Travel Award 2018 closed for applications at 12pm (noon) on Tuesday, 3 April 2018. Short-listing will take place during the week of Monday, 9 April 2018. 

Contact

The Student Travel Award is funded and administered by the University of Cambridge Development and Alumni Relations office. If you have any questions, please email networks@alumni.cam.ac.uk or telephone +44 (0)1223 (3)39968.