Apply for the Jack's Flight Club £500 study abroad grant

Applications open - 1st October 2019

Winners announced in January and June 2020

Eligibility requirements

We're offering these grants because as a travel company we believe that studying abroad broadens students’ horizons and opens up new opportunities. Many of our own most memorable experiences have come from studying or working abroad.

We are offering 2 x £500 grants throughout the year to two separate winners

Who is this grant for?

The Jack’s Flight Club study abroad grant is open to any citizen and/or resident of the UK & Ireland, who is enrolled full time in an accredited University and will be studying abroad. All other entries will be void.

How do I apply?

All applications should be submitted through our form here to be considered.

We’re looking for a short 500-word essay. Tell us where you’re planning on going and how studying abroad will help you achieve your ambitions, both academically and personally.

How will I receive the money?

If you are selected as one of the winners you will receive your £500 to help support your studies via PayPal transfer.

Grants will be distributed once details of the international opportunity have been confirmed by the host institution via email.

Can I submit more than one entry?

No. One entry per person, per lifetime.

When do you start accepting applications?

2020’s applications will open on the 1st October 2019. The first winner will be announced at the end of January 2020 and the second at the end of June 2020.

Past Grant Recipients

Ella D. - Grant Recipient June 2019

"In July, with the support of Jacks Flight Club, I flew to Dhulikhel in Nepal, a town one hour east of the capital city of Kathmandu to work as a student nurse in the university hospital.   It took me a short while to adjust to my new environment as the hospital facilities were basic and the standards of sanitation were not as high as those back home in the U.K.   The staff, however, were as skilled and dedicated as those within our National Health System and I enjoyed working with them as they were keen to teach and exchange ideas about our different health systems and their relative shortcomings.  I rotated between the orthopaedic, surgical and accident and emergency wards and exposed to some unusual cases;  injuries sustained from sword fights, oxen and electrocution by phone wires to name a few.  I appreciated the hands-on training and being allowed to set up intravenous lines for medications, taking patients blood and also helping to stitch a patient’s forehead wound. 

During my time off, I explored other areas of Nepal, trekking part of the Annapurna Circuit around the beautiful lakeside town of Pokhara,  visiting the bustling capital city Katmandu and spying wild animals in the National park of Chitwan.

Thank you to Jacks Flight Club for enabling me to travel throughout the wonderful country of Nepal!" - Ella

Meredith W. - Grant Recipient September 2019

"I am currently a first-year student of Development Studies and Arabic at SOAS, and with the help of Jack's Flight Club, will be spending my third year abroad studying at An-Najah University in Nablus, Palestine. Not only will my time there really help me to achieve a deeper understanding and mastery of Arabic language, but will give me a very personal, grounded experience of the conflict in the region, around which I hope to center my career. Living in the West Bank will allow me to witness first-hand the hardships faced by Palestinians under occupation, as well as hear from people on the ground about their hopes and aspirations for their futures. It will also give me the opportunity to go to Israel and talk to Israelis on both sides of the conflict, allowing me to gain a deeper understanding of both perspectives, as well as the requisites for a peace that respects all people living in these lands. 

Thank you to Jack's Flight Club for supporting this year abroad and helping me to gain the lived experience I need to work productively and knowledgeably towards peace and development in the region." - Meredith