Turing Scheme

The Turing Scheme was launched in 2021 by the UK government to support international study and work abroad. It was launched to replace the Erasmus+ programme, which the UK has left following its departure from the EU.

What does the Scheme offer me?

The Turing Scheme provides UK universities with funding to offer grants to students to carry out an approved study or work placement anywhere in the world.

Your international study or work placement must last for a minimum of four weeks and a maximum of 12 months. It can be a part of your degree or a co-curricular activity (for example a summer school, internship or volunteering).

If you have special educational needs and/or a disability the Turing Scheme provides additional funding. There is also additional funding for disadvantaged students (eligibility criteria for this is set by the UK government).

If you want to find out more details about the Scheme, contact the Go abroad team or visit the Turing Scheme website.

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Turing funding for Kent students, 2021-22

Limited funding is available for Kent students taking part in an approved study or work placement in 2021-2022 outside of Europe.

Students going to Europe in 2021-22 on an approved placement will be eligible for an Erasmus grant.

Eligible students who are taking part in an approved term or year abroad as part of their Kent degree in 2021-22 will be contacted directly by the Go Abroad team about the Erasmus or Turing funding available to them. 

We also have limited funding for students carrying out shorter-term (minimum four-week) activities (summer schools, internships, volunteering etc).

Current Kent students can now apply for this funding under Kent’s exciting new Go Abroad Bitesize initiative.

2021-22 Standard grant rates

Duration Country Group 1* Country Group 2 & 3*
4-8 weeks £136 per week £120 per week
9 weeks-12 months £380 per month £335 per month
Please note these are the MAXIMUM amounts allowed by the Turing Scheme. Actual amounts offered to Kent students will be subject to the limited funding available and other eligibility criteria that may need to be met.

2021-22 Enhanced grant rates for disadvantaged students

Duration Country Group 1* Country Group 2 & 3*
4-8 weeks £163.50 per week £147.50 per week
9 weeks-12 months £490 per month £445 per month
Please note these are the MAXIMUM amounts allowed by the Turing Scheme. Actual amounts offered to Kent students will be subject to the limited funding available and other eligibility criteria that may need to be met.

Plus disadvantaged students can receive the following:

  • Travel grants of up to £1360, depending on distance between home and destination  ​
  • Additional travel expenses can also be claimed, including costs of visas, passports, and health insurance​

Additional funding for SEND students

  • Up to 100% of actual costs for support directly related to additional needs. 
  • This funding will also cover preparatory visits to ensure participants will be able to equally access and take part in all elements of a placement.​

*For details of countries in each group, please see the Turing scheme website or contact the Go Abroad team.

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