Funding opportunities

Our students can receive international mobility grants and scholarships to enable access to a wide range of activities, including student exchanges, professional training year experiences abroad, postgraduate research placements, clinical nursing placements, veterinary EMS placements, summer programmes, recent graduate internships, and much more.

Turing scheme

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

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

Activities funded 

Grants are available to support placements of between four weeks to 12-months. Students will receive funding for the following activities:

Visit the Turing Scheme website 


Successful first year of Turing funding for Surrey

In its first year, the Turing Scheme supported 276 mobilities across the globe. Students at all levels of study were funded to complete study exchanges, work placements and summer programmes at our partner institutions and placement providers internationally.

Participant feedback highlighted the broad range of skills which students developed and how they felt their experiences abroad boosted their employability.  Activities participants engaged in have allowed them to become more globally-minded, confident and resilient, enabling them to think differently and critically, and make a real impact on society.  This is reflected in their qualitative feedback comments. 90% of students feel more confident to network with international peers. 83% feel more committed to their studies.  90% feel confident in their ability to achieve a good degree.  96% feel confident in articulating their experiences abroad and skills gained.

We successfully secured funding for the second year of the Turing Scheme for students going abroad between 1 September 2022 and 31 August 2023, to fund placements from 28 days to 12 months.  

Funding for 2023/24 will be confirmed in summer 2023. 

Available scholarships