You should start planning this in your penultimate year if possible. Closing dates for application for scholarships in USA are usually early in the first semester.
If you are planning to study overseas, you should obtain information relating to your studies in the UK directly from the awarding body in the form of transcripts, or a diploma / certificate supplement. If you are intending to study in Europe information about Diploma and Certificate Supplements, and how to obtain them, can be found on the Europass website.
You may be able to find information about research interests in overseas institutions by searching on the internet, academic journals and research directories. Ask Research Institutes or Universities in which you are interested for advice about post graduate grants. The British Council may also be able to offer advice.
- BrainTrack Links to university and college sites worldwide, and includes profiles for US higher education institutions. Searchable by phrase, eg type of study
- Commonwealth Universities Yearbook International directory providing authoritative information on over 600 universities in 36 countries or regions of the Commonwealth
- Degrees Ahead Offers a consultancy service for UK students who want to gain recognised qualifications, and overseas & cultural experience, by completing undergraduate or post graduate degrees at overseas universities
- Fulbright Commission are the official source of information (including funding) on applying to American universities for the United Kingdom, and also offer scholarship awards and exchange programmes for UK citizens to study, lecture or research in the USA.
- International Education Provides study abroad information, advice and opportunities for students worldwide
- International Graduate A searchable database for postgraduate taught and research courses by subject, institution and country
- Study Abroad An e-magazine featuring studying abroad information. Searchable by country and subject, and includes intern, experiential and volunteer programs
- Prospects - Working and Studying Abroad gives information about study and research options, and includes a range of country profiles for more specific information
- StudyLink A searchable database by keyword, region, and subject for international (including Europe) postgraduate and MBA courses
- BUBL Link Universities and colleges worldwide
- Study Overseas Provides university and college advice for students worldwide who are considering studying abroad for an international education including sections on Europe, New Zealand, Canada, the US and Australia
- Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) Global interchange of people, knowledge and skills
- European Social Fund
- Funding for US Study Database of scholarships, fellowships and grants organised and maintained by the Institute of International Education (IIE)
- IEFA Resource for financial aid, college scholarship and grant information for US and international students wishing to study abroad, providing comprehensive college scholarship search and grant listings plus international student loan programs.
- UKCISA Council for International Education. Specialist advice service on key topics related to international education and international student mobility in particular