Studying or working abroad is a fantastic opportunity to broaden your horizons and gain valuable skills and experience which will enhance your employability.
As a University of Brighton student of any nationality, you are eligible to apply for support with funding international study or work placement opportunities anywhere in the world through the Turing Scheme.
Am I eligible?
To receive Turing Scheme funding, you must be registered at as a current student at the University of Brighton and enrolled in studies leading to a recognised degree or another recognised tertiary level qualification (up to and including the level of doctorate).
Participants do not need to be UK nationals to be eligible for the scheme.
How does it work?
Students who meet the eligibility criteria can undertake both study and work placements abroad. These placements can last anything between four weeks and 12 months.
Placements should be part of your academic year 2023-24 programme of study and must be completed by 31 August 2024. We can also fund independently-arranged activities (mobilities) which are not connected to your course of study, for example, summer jobs overseas.
Please note that Turing Scheme funding cannot be used towards specific activity costs that are already funded from a different source.
What kind of placement can I do?
You can undertake study or work placement at a range of organisations, such as universities, charities or employers.
There are no restrictions on the country/territory in which the placement takes place. However, Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office travel advice (FCDO) must be adhered to.
Please note that the Turing Scheme does not provide opportunities you can apply to directly.
Supporting students from disadvantaged backgrounds
The government are particularly keen to support students from backgrounds where travel to an overseas destination for work or study might not otherwise be possible without additional funding, and students from certain underrepresented groups. A higher level of funding is available to some students.
To find a range of possible opportunities and for more information on the Turing Scheme, view our dedicated Overseas Mobilities Resources SharePoint site
To find out if your course offers Study Abroad exchange opportunities, please contact your course leader.
You can also book a one-to-one appointment in Careers Connect with a Career Development Adviser who can help you to consider your options and find opportunities.
You can use these appointments to discuss your options if you are interested in undertaking an independent work placement or study abroad mobility this summer.
Where can I find out more?
For more information about the Turing Scheme please see the FAQs below or email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also read the full 2023–24 Terms and Conditions for the Turing Scheme at the University of Brighton.