How to apply

Before applying please read the application guidance carefully.

Submitting your application

To apply for a #DMUglobal opportunity you need to complete our online application form. Click the ‘Apply Now’ button or link (these are unique to each opportunity) in the opportunity advert that you would like to apply for. Our application form is simple and straightforward, you will need to complete the following:

  1. Your details
  2. Passport information
  3. Two essay questions:
    a. What are your reasons for selecting this opportunity?
    b. What skills or knowledge do you hope to develop as a result of participating in this opportunity?

Important: your application will time out after 60 minutes and will not be saved. We recommend you prepare your answers to the two essay questions before you start your application.

You will receive the outcome of your application by email within 14 days of the opportunity deadline closing.


To help you plan for you next #DMUglobal experience we have included all of the key deadlines you need to know about below for 2017-18.

Each year there will be four rounds of applications with a variety of opportunities available in each round. Round one, two and three will primarily be focused around academic trips taking place in the academic year. Round four will consist of summer opportunities.

Application round Trip dates Applications open Application deadline
1 1 September – 31 December 2017 Monday 8 May 2017 Monday 5 June 2017 9am
2 1 January – 31 March 2018 Monday 2 October 2017 Monday 30 October 2017 9am
3 1 April – 31 August 2018 Monday 11 December 2017 Monday 15 January 2018 9am
4 1 June – 31 August 2018 TBC TBC

Accepting your offer

If you are offered a place, you will need to complete the following steps to formally accept your place:

1. Submit your additional details and accept the student agreement
In your offer email, you will be asked to complete our secure online form. This includes some additional questions to help us better meet your needs, as well as the Student Agreement which confirms the terms and conditions of your #DMUglobal opportunity. Please read this carefully and confirm that you accept the terms and conditions.

2. Complete the bursary payment request form*
For opportunities where you are responsible for booking travel and accommodation, you will also be asked to complete our bursary payment request form to receive the #DMUglobal bursary.

Once you have completed the form, email it as an attachment to using your DMU email account. Before sending it to us, be sure to check that you have entered your account number and sort code correctly. We aim to pay your bursary into the specified account at least two months before your departure date.

* For opportunities where bookings are made by your Faculty, the bursary will be deducted from the total cost of the booking. You will not be asked to complete the bursary payment request form, but you will be asked to make a payment for the remainder of the cost to your faculty through the DMU online store. This will be communicated to you by your trip lead.

Important: if you don’t formally accept your place within 14 days of receiving your offer email then the offer may be withdrawn and you could lose your place.

What happens next?

After you have formally accepted your place, you will be invited to attend a #DMUglobal briefing session, which will provide more information about your trip, including what steps you need take next.

What happens if I change my mind?

You will have up to 14 days from submitting your additional details to withdraw from the #DMUglobal opportunity. If you no longer wish to participate in the opportunity, please email

Please note: if you withdraw from a #DMUglobal opportunity after 14 days of submitting your additional details you will be liable for costs incurred to the university, including full repayment of the #DMUglobal Bursary.