Turing Scheme 2022-2023 short term mobility submissions

The Turing Scheme is the UK government’s scheme to support students undertaking work and study abroad as part of their degree. It is a contribution to travel costs calculated based on duration and destination, with additional funding available for students from widening participation backgrounds or with additional support needs. As an example, a standard grant for one month to Europe is £480. This increases to £760 for widening participation students. Find out more about grant rates.

The second round of applications for Turing Scheme funding has been launched. This will be the final year that the Scheme will run concurrently with the Erasmus programme. The UK’s involvement in Erasmus ends on 31 May 2023.

The University invites submissions for short term work and study abroad projects for inclusion in our next institutional bid to receive student grant funding as a contribution to their travel costs. Funding for staff travel or project administration is not available.

Our experience over the first year of operation is that the most successful projects are those which are designed to complement student learning and directly aimed at improving employability skills. Examples:

  • Exploration Society – 4-8 week conservation field studies placements for Life Science students in partnerships with overseas government, NGOs and universities. These trips develop graduate attributes such as leadership, teamwork and apply knowledge in real and unpredictable scenarios.
  • Archaeology Practical Heritage experience – 4 week placements to Greece embedded in the curriculum. Experience normally attained through local summer field school so funding via Turing Scheme broaden horizons internationally and exposure to a range of professional practice. 

Deadline for project submission: Friday 22 April 2022.

Submission criteria:

  • Short term work and study abroad projects are defined as 4 to 12 week student opportunities undertaken physically in country and can be credit or non-credit bearing.
  • Submissions will be considered across all levels and open to all 4 Colleges. Exceptions are:
    • Funding for Erasmus Mundus programmes is not available
    • Funding to support PGR study visits to non-partner universities will not be considered. Supporting PGR study visits to partners under the infrastructure of existing formalised exchange agreements will be included in the overall institutional bid.
    • Attendance at summer schools arranged by partner universities are not included in this call. For information on the University’s outbound summer school and scholarships programme please contact Go Abroad.
  • The participant must be a registered student at UoG for the entire duration of the mobility. This may exclude final year students from summer opportunities.
  • The majority of the mobility must take place between 1 September 2022 and 31 August 2023.
    The Turing Scheme will not fund travel to red list countries.

To discuss opportunities outside of the scope of this call, please email mobility@glasgow.ac.uk.

What is my role as project lead?

You are responsible for the overall design and delivery of the project to ensure it is meeting the intended outcomes and benefitting the target student cohort. This means securing the opportunities with the host (some projects require students to self-source their host), effective promotion to relevant students and where there is a high demand for places, input to the selection process (with support from Global Opportunities). The project lead is also responsible for agreeing student learning outcomes by signing a learning agreement.

What support will I get?

Global Opportunities provide support throughout this process and advise on best practice. Three application cycles will be run throughout the year (August, October-December, February-March) and places will be allocated by the team unless there is an oversubscription for places and in this case the project lead will input. They administer the funding to students on behalf of the University and provide student support during their time abroad. Any academic issues with be answered in coordination with the Schools.

A staff Moodle is available for successful project leads with information to support the process.

Application form

Application has now closed.

Proposals will be assessed based on the likelihood that they will go ahead as planned, benefits to students and alignment with the priorities of the Turing Scheme.

Final approval will be given by the Dean for Learning & Teaching for your College.