As a University of Brighton student, you are eligible to apply for support with funding international study or work placement opportunities through the Turing Scheme.
What is the Turing Scheme?
The Turing Scheme is the UK government’s programme to provide funding for international opportunities in education and training across the world. It supports Global Britain by providing an opportunity for UK organisations from higher education to offer their students life-changing experiences to study or work abroad.
Funding has been set aside for the next three academic years, until 2025, and the University of Brighton has received funding for 2022-2023
The Turing Scheme is a fully international scheme and allows participants to travel anywhere in the world.
Studying (or working) abroad is a fantastic opportunity to broaden your horizons and gain valuable skills and experience to enhance your employability. The Turing Scheme is an important part of the University of Brighton’s commitment to helping you to reach your potential.
Am I eligible?
To receive Turing Scheme funding, participants 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.
All placements should be part of your academic year 2022-23 programme of study and must be completed by 31 August 2023. We can also fund independently-arranged 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, FCDO travel advice must be adhered to and students need to remain aware of and adhere to travel restrictions in both the UK and abroad due to COVID-19.
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. Look for ‘Turing Scheme/Overseas Mobility appointment’.
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 2022/23 Terms and Conditions for the Turing Scheme at the University of Brighton.