International work placements for recent graduates
Our recent graduates can access an Erasmus+ grant or Turing grant to undertake a work placement overseas that will enhance professional skills and establish networks to increase global job prospects. Please note: the placement needs to be completed within 12 months of graduating.
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.
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.
|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
4- 8 weeks
Over 8 weeks
*WP Turing funding is available for undergraduate, UK domiciled students who meet one or more widening participation categories:
- Care Experienced or Estranged students
- Refugees or Asylum seekers
- Young Carers
- Students from an area of low participation in HE (POLAR4) Quintile 1 or an area with a high Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) Quintile 1 area
- Students who have a disability
- Mature learners
- Family income under £25k
- Students receiving Universal Credit or income-related benefits
Additional funding will also be provided to WP students to support with the direct travel costs (based on 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+ for recent graduates
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
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.
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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