Erasmus+ and Turing Scheme transition period: what it means for you

The UK government has decided that the UK will no longer participate in the Erasmus+ programme.  Instead, it has launched the Turing Scheme, which will replace Erasmus+ and extend coverage to a larger number of countries beyond Europe. 

There is a two-year transition period. Whilst we expect there to be a broader range of funded opportunities available in 2021/22, the detailed arrangements for subsequent years is not yet available.

The University is committed to providing you with opportunities to work and study overseas and to its long-standing international partnerships. To this end, we guarantee to support compulsory language placements abroad until 2024/25, so that students on these courses can plan with confidence. 

What you need to know if you are planning to work or study abroad in: 

2021/22 

  • European exchanges and traineeships will be funded by Erasmus+ as normal. 
  • An application for funding for short-term mobilities, semester and year abroad placements outside of Europe and international volunteering has been made to the Turing Scheme. The outcome will be announced in the summer and students who meet the criteria for these funded opportunities will be made aware shortly afterwards. 

2022/23 

  • Erasmus+ funding can only support work and study opportunities that will start and end within the term of the grant, i.e. before 31 May 2023. This means that we may only be able to fund semester 1 of your mobility. A full list of opportunities will be made available to students applying from October 2021.
  • The University will apply to the Turing Scheme for opportunities in academic year 2022/23. The date of the application window is still to be confirmed. 
  • The University guarantees funding for students with compulsory language placement for the duration of time abroad at the level to the Turing Scheme. 

 2023/24 and 2024/25 

  • Funding via Erasmus+ will have ended. 
  • The University will apply to the Turing Scheme to support student study and work opportunities.
  • The University guarantees funding for students with compulsory language placement for the duration of time abroad at the level to the Turing Scheme.

Students with disabilities and additional support needs

Students with disabilities and additional support needs are encouraged to apply to Go Abroad opportunities.

Some study exchange destinations are more suitable than others and there is additional Erasmus+ funding available.

To know your options visit additional support.


Equality & Diversity

Remember that different countries do not necessarily have the same laws and customs that you are familiar with in the UK. This includes protections under the Equality Act 2010.

If you identify with a protected characteristic group we advise you research the local laws, customs and support provision for minority groups. This includes if you have a disability, are LGBT or from a minority faith or ethnicity in your destination country.

Further information on Equality & Diversity.


Contact Us

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 0900-1700

Emailgoabroad@glasgow.ac.uk

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