De Montfort University (DMU) has a long record in supporting the widening participation agenda and has significant experience in meeting the needs of underrepresented groups both pre-application and post entry. We believe that every student should also have the chance to take part in international opportunities and we would like to support high-achieving students from underrepresented groups to make the best of their time at DMU.
Five of the student bursaries per year are provided by the Ben Lazarus Fund, which was set up in memory of former DMU student, Ben Lazarus.
All students offered a place on an DMU Global trip that belong to one or more of the categories listed below are eligible apply for Widening Participation Funding:
Priority will be given to students applying for academic-led trips, but consideration will be given to students participating on extra-curricular opportunities. Please note that the funding is limited, and the selection process is competitive.
Interested in learn about how this funding has helped DMU students? Check out the student case studies and videos below.
Application process and deadlines
DMU Global overseas trips will take place between September 2023 and August 2024. There will be three rounds of trip applications, that have corresponding Widening Participation Funding application windows that students can apply for, according to the following schedule:
|Application round||Trip dates||Widening Participation Funding
|1||1 September – 31 December 2023||Tuesday 9 May –
Monday 12 June 2023 (9am)
|2||1 January – 30 April 2024||Monday 2 October –
Monday 6 November 2023 (9am)
|3||1 May – 31 August 2024||Monday 15 January –
Monday 19 February 2024 (9am)
As a part of your application you will need to:
Once the funding application deadline has passed, a panel will review and make a decision on your application based on the points mentioned above and on the quality and content of your supporting statements. Our aim is to review all funding applications in a fair and transparent manner.
You will be notified of the outcome of your application within 2-3 days of the application deadline. Successful applicants will be required to complete some additional steps, including updating their bank details via the MyBank Account tile and provide content to DMU Global about their overseas experience to support with marketing and promotion of the programme.
Please contact us if you have any queries regarding the application process.