Overseas Institutional Visits (OIV) competition

The Overseas Institutional Visit competition is now open!

The deadline for the first round of applications is Friday 29 November 2019. 

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

Students must complete and submit their OIV application form and the following documentation before the deadline:

  • Your Case for Support
  • Confirmation of support from your supervisor
  • Confirmation of support from the host institution

Please ensure you have read the Guidance Notes before applying.

Application Documents

Application form: UBEL DTP Overseas Institutional Visit Application Form  2019/20

Guidance Notes: UBEL DTP Overseas Institutional Visit Guidance Notes 2019/20

Country funding rates: UBEL DTP Schedule of Funding Rates