Awards, scholarships, exchanges, internships and field trips

Awards, scholarships, exchanges, internships and field trips are available to students in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.


There are a number of awards available to students, both undergraduate and postgraduate, including awards which consider financial hardship.

The Victoria Plus Programme is the University's prestigious service and leadership development programme. It recognises significant extra-curricular contribution to volunteering and student support work and helps develop leadership, social responsibility and employability skills. Victoria Plus has two levels of achievement – certificate and award. To learn about the experiences of former Victoria Plus award recipients, please see the Victoria Plus student profiles page.

The Victoria International Leadership Programme (VILP) is an academically-orientated, extra-curricular certificate programme, structured around the themes of global leadership, cross-cultural communication and global connectedness.

The Dean's list is a formal and published record of students who achieve academic excellence in their current year of study in an undergraduate degree programme. Further information, including a PDF of the current FHSS Dean's List can be found on the Dean's List page.


There is a wide range of scholarships and awards available for students studying at Victoria at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

For details of current scholarships and information on how and when to apply for scholarships, visit the Scholarships website. Application forms and regulations for individual scholarships administered by Victoria are available from the Scholarships Database.

Information about external scholarships is also available from the Scholarships Database and Scholarships Noticeboard.

There are also a number of undergraduate and postgraduate prizes available.

For information about the yearly Summer Scholars Scheme in Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.(FHSS) please see the Summer Scholars webpage.


Victoria Abroad gives you the chance to complete part of your degree abroad at one of more than 100 prestigious exchange partners worldwide. You can attend an institution overseas and study for credit towards your degree while still paying normal Victoria fees. Students who have completed the minimum VILP requirements before they go on the Victoria Abroad programme may be eligible for a VILP grant.

Two 20-point courses FHSS 210 Language Study Abroad and FHSS 310 Study Abroad for Language Students are also offered. See the Study Abroad for Language Learners page on the School of Languages and Cultures website for further details.


The Faculty offers a 20-point BA internship at 300 level. For more details, see the BA Internship page.

Field trips and study tours

The Faculty offers a selection of field trips and study tours usually taught over the summer trimester. For more details see the Field trips and study tours page.