Please find below the answers to some of the most asked questions about the Turing Scheme programme.
What is the Turing Scheme UK?
The Turing Schemeprovides funding to UK educational organisations to unlock life-changing experiences across the world for their pupils, students, and learners. Schools, colleges, and higher education providers apply for funding for projects on behalf of their pupils, students, and learners.
How much money can I receive from the Turing Scheme?
For placements lasting between four and eight weeks, you could be eligible for £120 per week. For placements lasting over eight weeks, you could be eligible for £335 per month.
Who is eligible for Turing Scheme funding?
The Turing Scheme is open to students of all nationalities for funding for both study and work placements. Your placement must last for a minimum of 4 weeks and can last up to 12 months. It must take place between 1st September 2021 and 31st August 2022.
How do I apply for the Turing Scheme grant?
Eligible organisations can apply for funding through the Turing Scheme's online application form. The application form will ask organisations to provide an overview of their project including activities, participants, budget, and organisation details such as the legal name and address.
Is UK still part of Erasmus+?
The UK is no longer an EU member state. It has also opted not to take part as an associated third country in the new Erasmus+ programme 2021-27. The UK will therefore not be taking part in the new programme as a programme country and the Turing Scheme replaces Erasmus+ for UK participants.
Can individuals apply for the Turing Scheme?
The Turing Scheme provides funding to UK organisations to unlock life-changing experiences across the world for their pupils, students, and learners. Schools, colleges, and higher education providers must apply for funding for projects on behalf of their pupils, students and learners.
Is the Turing Scheme better than Erasmus+?
For both the Erasmus+ and the Turing Scheme 100% funding for living costs is available for students with special educational needs and disabilities. Funding for higher education students is similar to Erasmus+. The funding for further and vocational education students is actually better under the Turing Scheme.
Is the Turing Scheme a grant or loan?
The Turing Scheme is the UK government's programme to provide funding for international opportunities in education and training across the world and is a grant, not a loan.
Can UK students do Erasmus+?
Erasmus+ is an EU programme which allows students to study and gain work experience abroad in one of the EU's 32 participating nations. Since Brexit, which came into force on December 31, 2020, the UK no longer participates in Erasmus+.
What countries are on the Turing Scheme?
Among school applications for the Turing Scheme, Erasmus+ favourites France and Spain were the top destinations, taking in 22.78% and 17.49% of programmes, followed by China, Germany and the US. Check out the Turing Scheme website for a full list of participating countries.
Does the Turing Scheme cover tuition fees?
The Turing scheme pays £445 (€519) per month to the same student, and also contributes to travel costs depending on how far the student is travelling. However, Matt Western, the UK Shadow Universities Minister disagrees that this represents a better deal than Erasmus+ because the scheme does not cover tuition fees.
Are international students eligible for the Turing Scheme?
The Turing Scheme provides funding for thousands of students to study and work abroad, including international students, who are based in the UK or British Overseas Territory schools, colleges and higher education institutions.