Turing Scheme applications open

Published: 29 March 2021

The replacement for Erasmus has launched

The University is preparing its bid for funding from the Turing Scheme, the replacement to the Erasmus European exchange programme. The scheme will create opportunities for students to work and study abroad between September 2021 and August 2022 initially.

About the Turing Scheme
The UK Government has committed to funding 35,000 students in universities, colleges and schools to work or study abroad in 2021–22. Recent graduates (within 12 months of graduating) will also be able to access funding.

It is expected that between 15,000 and 20,000 outgoing higher education students will benefit from the scheme, which has an overall budget of £100 million in the first year. The scheme will fund global opportunities for students lasting between four weeks and 12 months, and run in parallel with the ongoing Erasmus+ projects until May 2023.

There is a focus on widening access and additional funding will be available for widening participation students to cover travel based on a distance calculator, visa, passport and health insurance. The scheme also offers additional support for students with special educational needs and disabilities.

Staff mobility is not included and the scheme will fund outgoing students only. This means that UK universities will have to make separate arrangements with partners interested in continuing to send their own students to come to the UK.

Applications to the scheme close on Friday 16 April.


First published: 29 March 2021