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Funding and scholarships for students

Mrs Bessie Rook Memorial Travel Scholarship

The Scholarships

The Mrs Bessie Rook Memorial Scholarships are awarded to students who will be studying abroad in German and/or French speaking countries. For the 2024/25 academic year 12 scholarships are available, each worth £1000.


  • Undergraduate and postgraduate students are eligible to apply for these scholarships.
  • Students must be intending to spend at least 6 months of the 2024/25 academic year travelling and residing in a German and/ or French speaking country.
  • Applications are not restricted to students studying within the Department of Modern Languages, but applicants must be able to satisfy the Selection Panel that they have adequate knowledge of the language of the country they propose to visit.
  • Students must not be nationals of the country they propose to visit.

How to apply

All applications must be submitted to no later than Friday 17th May 2024.