As a University of Brighton student, you are now eligible to apply for support with funding international study or work placement opportunities through the Turing Scheme government grant.
What is the Turing Scheme?
The UK government has launched a new £100m Turing Scheme designed to offer global mobility opportunities for 35,000 UK students annually.
The Turing Scheme is a fully international scheme and allows participants to travel anywhere in the world.
The University of Brighton is one of the universities that has received funding.
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 two weeks and 12 months.
All placements should be part of your academic year 2021-22 programme of study and must be completed by 31 August 2022.
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 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.
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 out more about overseas work placements, please contact the placements team in your school or the Careers and Employability team.
To find out if your course offers Study Abroad exchange opportunities, please contact your course leader.
View our dedicated Overseas Mobilities Resources SharePoint site.
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 Terms and Conditions for the Turing Scheme at the University of Brighton.