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Global Opportunities

Turing Scheme funding

The Turing Scheme is the UK government’s global programme to study and work abroad. The scheme provides funding for international opportunities in education and training across the world.

The Turing Scheme will contribute to the UK Government’s commitment to a Global Britain, by helping organisations enhance their existing international ties and forge new relationships around the world. 

For further general information about the scheme, visit:

Turing Scheme funding for placements taking place during 2024/25

The Global Opportunities team will submit an application for funding for 2024/25 mobilities. If the application is successful, funding will be awarded to eligible students.

Any student who wishes to be considered for funding will have to submit an application to the Global Opportunities team by the 6 March 2024 deadline. To access the form please email

Please see below for further information.

Queen Mary Turing Scheme funding will be allocated: a) to students who completed a Queen Mary Turing application form, and b) in order of Queen Mary's established funding priority groups.

Students with a disability as defined in the Equality Act 2010 may be eligible for additional funding to cover costs for extra support that is needed during their placement.

In order to request such funding, student must complete the GO Managed Funding application by the stipulated deadline for any mobility taking place in 2024/25. Students are required to provide a full breakdown of costs in the application. It is not possible to request this funding retrospectively.

The grant is not a lump sum but will be reimbursement against actual costs, therefore all receipts need to be kept.

Special Educational Needs funding and Disabled Student Allowance

Where a Participant is eligible for Disability Student Allowance (DSA), Turing SEND support should not be requested by the participant for a disability-related cost that will be incurred as a result of the placement which is also DSA-fundable. The Applicant can still apply for Turing Scheme SEND support to cover eligible types of costs that would not ordinarily be covered by DSA.

Cost of living grant for placements of over 2 months duration:

Countries Grant for priority group (1) Grant for all other priority groups
Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, Colombia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey

£448 per month

(£16 per day)

£336 per month

(£12 per day)
Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, United States

£504 per month

(£18 per day)

£392 per month

(£14 per day)

Additionally, only students falling into priority group (1) may be eligible to receive a travel grant (unless they can claim via Student Finance). See List of destinations and grant rates.

Note: funding is only available for activity taking place between 1 September 2024 and 31 August 2025.

The students who may benefit from Turing funding are students who are going abroad:

  1. For a study placement, managed by the Global Opportunities team
  2. For a study or work placement, managed by the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures (within the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film)
  3. For a year in industry placement, if integral to their Queen Mary degree
  4. For a medical elective, managed by the School of Medicine and Dentistry (tbc each year)
  5. For a summer school placement, managed by the Global Opportunities team (tbc each year)

Students in category 1) to 3) have to submit an application form in February/March preceding the academic year of their placement to apply and be eligible for funding.

Teal and black logo for the Turing scheme.

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