International work placements for recent Surrey graduates

Recent graduates of class 2021 can access an Erasmus+ grant or Turing grant to undertake a work placement overseas that will enhance your professional skills and establish networks to increase global job prospects. The experience will help to develop confidence, resilience and intercultural competencies.

Erasmus+ grants support placements within the EU and lasting from 2 months to 12 months. The Turing Scheme grants support placements in all countries and lasting from 4 weeks to 12 months.

Turing Scheme

The Turing Scheme is the UK government’s global programme to study and work across the world. Through the Turing Scheme, the University of Surrey will provide recent graduates within 12 months of graduating with grant funding to take up work placements abroad of between four weeks to 12 months in duration between 1 September 2021 and 31 August 2022. It is a non-repayable grant which you can use towards living costs and travel abroad. 

The Turing grant rates are as follows:

 Cost of living groups  




Group 1: high cost of living destinations

Group 2: medium cost of living destinations

Group 3: lower cost of living destinations

Duration of placement/exchange

Grant amounts

Grant amounts

4- 8 weeks

  • £136 per week
  • WP* £163.50 per week
  • £120 per week
  • WP* £147.50 per week

Over 8 weeks

  • £380 per month
  • WP* £490 per month
  • £335 per month
  • WP* £445 per month

* Widening participation (WP) Turing funding is available for means tested students with household income of £25,000 or below. Additional funding will also be provided to WP students to support with the direct travel costs (based on one way distance from Guildford to host destination):

  • 10 to 99km: £20
  • 100 to 499km: £165
  • 500 to 1,999km: £250
  • 2,000 to 2,999km: £325
  • 3,000 to 3,999km: £480
  • 4,000 to 7,999km: £745
  • 8,000 to 12,000km: £905
  • 12,000km+: £1,360.

Additional support for students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) is available. For participants with SEND, the scheme will fund up to 100% of actual costs for support directly related to their additional needs.


Erasmus+ grants are available for recent graduates to undertake a work placement in Europe of between 2 months and 12 months in duration between 1 September 2021 and 31 May 2023. It is a non-repayable grant which you can use towards living costs and travel abroad.

The monthly Erasmus+ grant rates are as follows:


Higher cost of living countries:

Lower cost of living countries:


Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Sweden, Liechtenstein, Norway

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia


Grant amount

Grant amount


  • Up to €520 per month
  • Up to €470 per month

A supplementary grant will be paid to students on an Erasmus+ placement with an annual household income below £25,000. For an EU student to be eligible for this you must have been means-tested by SFE in Darlington. This supplementary grant is currently an additional €20 per month for a work placement and €120 per month for a study placement.

Application process

Applications will be processed on a rolling basis, but we encourage you to apply or register your interest for a grant by 31 March 2022.

Register your placement

Once you have secured a work placement you need to register your placement through our work portal on MoveOn completing the placement form.

By registering your placement on MoveON, you will be automatically considered for a grant, and you will not need to make an additional application for the Erasmus+/Turing Scheme Grant.

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