Overseas Institutional Visits (OIV) competition

The Overseas Institutional Visit competition is now open!

The deadline for the first round of applications is 6th January 2020 9.00 am

A second round will take place later in the year. 

Students are invited to apply to visit a Higher Education institution or a research organisation abroad. The OIV scheme is intended to support and encourage the international engagement of eligible ESRC-funded students. The Scheme funds an extension to the studentship of up to 13 weeks, plus travel and subsistence costs.

The scheme is a great opportunity to:

  • undertake additional specialist research training not available in the UK;
  • develop language skills;
  • establish research links that will be beneficial to their current or future academic career;
  • disseminate early research findings;
  • attend and participate in seminars which are directly relevant to their research


Which students are eligible?
ESRC-funded students at the UBEL DTP who are in the +3 (or equivalent) element of their studies. The OIV may not be undertaken during the first three months or final three months of the +3 studentship period.

Which overseas institutions?
This must be a Higher Education institution, or an organisation with a substantive research reputation, and be based outside of the United Kingdom.

How to apply

Applications are open for 2020 entry. 

Please ensure you have read the Guidance Notes before applying.

Application Documents

Application form: UBEL DTP OIV Application Form 201920

Guidance Notes: UBEL DTP Overseas Institutional Visit 2019 Guidance Notes

Country funding rates: UBEL DTP Schedule of Funding Rates