Turing Scheme

The Turing Scheme is a new UK government funding programme to enable students to participate in international study and work placements abroad. The Turing Scheme has currently been confirmed as running for 4 academic years - 2021/22, 2022/23, 2023/24 and 2024/25 - and is available to support university-approved overseas placements with a minimum duration of 4 weeks and a maximum duration of 12 months.

Individual student funding comprises of a contribution towards living costs and is calculated based on the cost of living in the host country and the duration of the placement.

A higher level of funding is available for students from lower income backgrounds both as a higher contribution towards living costs as well as a contribution towards travel costs.

Turing Funding for 2022/23 is yet to be confirmed.

The University of Manchester has submitted an application for Turing funding to support placements in 2022/23 and we are awaiting the outcome. Funding is subject to availability and priority will be given to students with 'Home' fee status and a household income of £62,286 or under, with students with the lowest household income receiving the highest priority. Therefore, if you wish to be considered for Turing funding, you must ensure that you have completed a Household Income Assessment with Student Finance (or for NHS bursary holders, this should be completed through the NHS bursary process) and that you have given consent for Student Finance to share your household income data with the University.

More information will be provided once the outcome of our application is known and eligible students will be contacted via email.

To be eligible for Turing funding in 2022/23, a placement must be taking place outside of the UK and must last a minimum of 4 weeks.


Funding eligibility criteria for 2021/22 placements

The University of Manchester criteria for funding undergraduate students/international placements in 2021/22 under the Turing Scheme are listed below.  

  • Students must have ‘Home’ fee status
  • Students must have a household income of less than £62,286 as assessed by Student Finance (in line with the upper limit for being awarded an income-based increase to the   minimum maintenance loan)

 ‘Home’ fee students with higher household incomes (above £62,286) will also be funded if any of the following apply:

  • Students studying a languages degree whose placement is not already supported through Erasmus+ funding (including students who are pursuing a ‘with a Modern Language’ degree) –  this is in line with the DfE emphasis on boosting foreign language skills
  • Students undertaking a university-run international volunteering placement – this is in line with the University’s broader commitment to social responsibility

 PGR students selected to participate in the pilot PGR Turing Research Scheme, regardless of fee status and household income, will be funded.

 To be eligible for Turing funding in 2021/22, a placement must be taking place outside of the UK and must last a minimum of 2 weeks.

Students who meet these eligibility criteria will be contacted ahead of their placement by email with further details of the Turing funding and the next steps required.

If you believe that you meet these eligibility criteria but have not received information regarding how to secure your Turing funding by 2 weeks prior to your placement start date, please contact turingscheme@manchester.ac.uk and we will review your assessment.

Any queries regrarding the Turing Scheme can be sent to turingscheme@manchester.ac.uk