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.

Funding eligibility criteria for 2022/23 placements.

The University of Manchester has been successful in applying for Turing Scheme funding to financially support students undertaking international placements in 2022/23. Eligible students have been identified and will be contacted directly with further information.

The University of Manchester eligibility criteria for funding undergraduate students/international placements in 2022/23 under the Turing Scheme are listed below.  

  • Students must have ‘Home’ fee status
  • Students must not be undertaking their placement in their Country of Domicile
  • 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) or be eligible for contextual admissions.
  • 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 PGR Turing Research Scheme, regardless of fee status and household income, will be funded.

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 28 days.

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 regarding the Turing Scheme can be sent to turingscheme@manchester.ac.uk