Overseas Institutional Visits

NWSSDTP students can apply for additional funding, and a funded studentship extension, to undertake an Overseas Institutional Visit (OIV).

NWSSDTP-funded students (including fees only students) can apply to undertake an OIV during their PhD – master’s students are not eligible to apply. OIVs should not take place during the first three months of the PhD, and any OIVs taking place in the final year of the studentship must be completed at least three months prior to the original end date of the studentship.

The process for applying for OIV support is outlined below:

If successful, students will need the following paperwork:


There are two deadlines per year for OIV applications to be submitted, in October and April. Details of upcoming deadlines can be checked on the NWSSDTP Events Calendar. It may take up to four weeks after the deadline to process the applications, so please ensure you apply well in advance.

Frequently Asked Questions


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