Turing Scheme

The Turing Scheme is the UK Government’s global programme for study and work abroad.

About the scheme

As part of this scheme, the University of Surrey has been awarded £1.7m to support students at all levels to undertake life-changing international opportunities overseas. It includes study and work placements, international short-term summer programmes as well as work placements for postgraduate research students and recent graduates.

With Turing funding, Surrey aims to level up and increase the number of students from under-represented groups undertaking an international experience.

Students will receive funding for the following activities:

  • Study exchanges
  • Professional Training Year placements abroad
  • Summer programmes
  • Veterinary Extra-Mural studies placements
  • Clinical nursing/paramedic placements
  • PGR placements
  • Recent graduate internships.

Grants are available to support placements of between four weeks to 12-months in the academic year 2021/22 from 1 September 2021 to 31 August 2022.

The Turing scheme will run alongside the Erasmus+ programme, which remains active until 31 May 2023.

Turing grant rates 

 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/exchangeGrant amountsGrant 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

*WP Turing funding is available for means-tested students with a 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.

Find out more

Information for Surrey students is on MySurrey.

More information about the scheme can be found on the Turing Scheme website.

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