International Leadership Programme

Take part in a four-day global leadership programme, where you will travel to a different part of the world and find solutions to local issues and global challenges.

Programme at a glance

Dates: 16-22 June 2019
Location: Bangalore, India
CostProgramme fee includes accommodation. See the costs section below for more details.

Eligibility: Open to all undergraduates, not in their final year, whose degree does not include Study Abroad.

Application deadline: Extended to midnight on Sunday 10th March

What it is

This is a four-day programme that will strengthen your leadership skills and ability to work across cultures. It is open to 50 undergraduate students and run in partnership with Common Purpose Leadership development.

Why you should go

You will develop a range of skills including:

  • problem solving
  • cross-cultural leadership
  • presentation.

The skills and experiences you will gain will help set you apart from other students and strengthen your CV and future job applications.

What you'll be doing

You'll work with local students to find solutions to a local challenge and present your ideas to a panel of experts.

You'll meet leaders from a cross-section of industries to develop your understanding of the issues they face. There will be plenty of opportunity for feedback and reflection.

Join an online community

Before you go, you will be invited to join an online community platform. This offers you the chance to meet fellow participants online before you go. You can continue to build your skills after you return to Bristol with ongoing support from this community.


Thanks to Santander, the four-day Common Purpose programme is funded for all participants.

You will need to pay a programme fee of approximately £260, which includes six nights' accommodation and breakfast. 

You will also need to organise and pay for:

  • flights
  • visa
  • insurance
  • living costs.


There are a limited number of bursaries available for students who come from a background where participation in study or work abroad has been low. The bursary, from Santander bank, is to help cover your programme fee, flights and other costs. Find out if you are eligible.

How to apply

I became more conscious of my cultural and emotional intelligence and have improved my team-working and leadership skills.

Mohammed (International Leadership Programme participant)

Santander Bank

Santander Bank provides grants to some students to help cover costs.

Contact us

If you need more information about studying or working abroad

Tel: +44 (0) 117 39 40205
In person: 3rd Floor, 31 Great George Street, University of Bristol, BS1 5QD

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