40,000 students set to study abroad as part of new Turing Scheme

By August 4, 2021 Industry News

On 4th August 2021, the Department for Education announced that 40,000 students will be able to study and work abroad as part of the Government’s new Turing Scheme.

The scheme will see 120 universities, as well as schools and further education colleges across the UK, receive grants from the £110m Turing Scheme. Universities and schools that have made bids for Turing Scheme funding will be informed of the outcomes of their applications this week.

As part of the new global scheme, UK students will be funded to work and study in popular European countries like Germany and France as well as destinations including Canada, the USA and Japan.

According to the Government, the Turing Scheme, which has replaced the UK’s participation in Erasmus+, “gives young people the opportunity to benefit from working and studying abroad, while boosting our ties with international partners in the process.”

The scheme also aims to improve social mobility across the UK by targeting areas that saw the lowest uptake up of the Erasmus+ programme.

The Government has announced that the total number of placements supported this year through the scheme stands at over 40,000. This includes 28,000 placements for university students compared with only 18,300 under Erasmus+ in the academic year 2018/9.


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