Each year BUTEX awards a number of scholarships to students studying abroad for a semester or a whole academic year, and students undertaking an overseas work/internship/traineeship placement of varying lengths of time.

BUTEX scholarships are based on a calendar year and not the academic year. Students that have a placement that will take place across two calendar years will be able to apply in each year, but please note individuals can only win a BUTEX scholarship once.

Students must be affiliated with a BUTEX institution to be eligible to apply. Please check all the application requirements below.

The next round of applications will open shortly.

The value of each scholarship is £500. This will be paid to the winners once they have arrived and registered at their host university, or confirmation of a placement already completed has been received.

BUTEX will also make a special award in honour of our late Treasurer, the Tony Emmerson Award. This scholarship will be awarded in the event of an American Studies student being successful in the competition. This award will also be for £500.

If you are not sure whether your home or host institution is BUTEX-affiliated, view our list of members.

Are you eligible?

The Scholarship is open to all undergraduate students who are affiliated to a BUTEX Full Member institution.

You may be affiliated as an incoming or an outgoing study abroad student.

If you are not sure whether either your home or your host institution are BUTEX-affiliated, please check our list of BUTEX members.

To be eligible to apply:

Provisions  of the Award

Applicants are not permitted to submit more than one entry. Also remember to check that your study abroad placement is eligible for this award.

By entering the BUTEX scholarship competition applicants agree to the BUTEX Manager contacting their BUTEX institution to confirm registration at the host institution. If awarded a scholarship you agree to provide a photograph of yourself together with a short statement about the benefits of studying abroad. Please note, this may be used by BUTEX for future publicity. 

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application as we appreciate the time and effort that goes into each application. The decision of the BUTEX selection committee is final and BUTEX will not enter into correspondence with unsuccessful applicants.

Apply Now

Choose from one of the 3 options below to apply for your scholarship. This round of applications is for placements that take place in 2022.

Applications are now closed!

What were the three top challenges preparing for or during your time abroad and how did you/do you plan to overcome them?

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Write a Blog

If you are not abroad already, you can focus on challenges that you have or might encounter whilst preparing for your time abroad or you think you might encounter whilst you are abroad

If you are already abroad, you can focus on your preparation before departure or on challenges you have already met whilst abroad

Remember that BUTEX will want to be able to use your submissions to help our members continuously improve the advice & support we give to students, so keep that in mind when you are considering what to discuss

A total maximum of 100 points will be awarded as described below in the marking criteria.

Max Available

1. Identifying the top 3 challenges *
10 points per challenge


2. Explaining how you overcame/plan to overcome each challenge *
10 points per explanation


3. Ensuring your submission is engaging *
Up to 15 points


4. Originality *
Up to 15 points


5. Highlighting useful resources (e.g. Websites, Apps)
1 point per resource, maximum 5 points


6. Sticking to the word/length/size limit
5 points


Criteria 1 & 2

  • Not clearly identified = 0 – 4 points
  • Somewhat clearly identified = 5 – 9 points
  • Clearly identified and explained = 10 points

* Criteria 3

  • Not very engaging = 0 – 4 points
  • A little engaging = 5 – 9 points
  • Quite engaging = 10 -14 points
  • Extremely engaging = 15 points

* Criteria 4

  • Not original = 0 – 4 points
  • Somewhat original = 5 – 9 points
  • Very original = 10 – 14 points
  • Innovative = 15 points

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