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: https://www.turing-scheme.org.uk.
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 some time in February/March 2024. Details will be available on this page once confirmed.
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 the following priority groups:
(1) Study and work placements* undertaken by students from a widening access background (as defined by the Turing Programme):
(2) Study and work placements* undertaken by students from widening access backgrounds (as further defined by Queen Mary):
(3) Study and work placements* undertaken by students from underrepresented groups (as define by the Turing Programme and in line with Queen Mary widening participation objectives):
(4) Study and work placements* undertaken by students from underrepresented groups (as defined by the Turing Programme and in line with Queen Mary widening participation objectives):
(5) Study and work placements* undertaken by students from underrepresented groups (as defined by the Turing Programme and in line with Queen Mary widening participation objectives):
(6) Students who have not met criteria for any previous group (an additional application may be required in summer):
(7) Students who have not met criteria for any previous group (an additional application may be required in summer):
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:
£445 per month
(£111.25 per week)
£335 per month
£490 per month
£380 per month
Additionally, only students falling into priority group (1) may be eligible to receive a travel grant, based on distance travelled:
100 to 499km
500 to 1999km
2,000 to 2,999km
3,000 to 3,999km
4,000 to 7,999km
8,000 to 12,000km
(To calculate your distance band please use Google Maps and right-click on the starting location and select ‘measure distance’, then click on the destination to create a path to measure. The grant for the one-way distance is to cover the return journey.)
Note: funding is only available for activity taking place between 1 September 2024 and 31 August 2025.
Grant rate details are available on the Turing website: https://www.turing-scheme.org.uk/funding-opportunities/higher-education-funding
The students who may benefit from Turing funding are students who are going abroad:
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.