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    I will be studying abroad next academic year and have a couple of questions regarding the travel grant.

    I am aware that you pay the first £303 towards flights, visas, medical expenses, insurance etc and you are eligible for 3 returns flights to and from the UK, but how does the whole process work?

    For example, before my departure, I bought 3 return flights to and from North America and also paid for my visas and medical insurance. Would they return ALL costs minus £303?

    Or is the grant for each separate return flight, visa application and medical insurance or would they refund the cost minus £303 if I paid for them all in one go?


    Hello! I am pretty sure my advisor said it's each thing separately. So they will reimburse you for each flight that goes over £303 and visa if it costs more than £303 etc etc. You can't just bunk everything as one 'travel expense' unfortunately!


    I did mine a bit differently to you as I couldn't afford to book all 3 return flights at once and also wasn't really sure if I would be back for christmas etc. So the £303 goes towards each flight I think. As in, I paid for my flights, visas, insurance etc, and I paid about £900 for my return flight (getting to Mexico City is expensive!), about £20 for my visa, my insurance was a lot, I can't exactly remember how much, probably£200-£300 (they only reimburse you for the medical part of that though). I got about £700-800 from them as a grant.
    This probably wasn't very clear but what I mean to say is that it's not £303 you pay towards your total costs, you pay that towards each flight, and then they give you the difference for the flight, the cost of visas and a percentage of your insurance cost as well. Hope that helps!


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