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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: https://www.turing-scheme.org.uk.

Turing Scheme funding for placements taking place during 2022/23

The Global Opportunities team submitted and application for funding for 2022/23 mobilities and the application was partially successful. Funding will be awarded to eligible students. 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 in March, and b) in order of the following priority groups:

(1) Study and work placements anywhere in the world, undertaken by students from a widening access background (as defined by the Turing Programme):

  • Students with an annual household income of £25,000 or less (only if means tested by SF)
  • Students receiving Universal Credit or income-related benefits
  • Care leavers and students who are care-experienced
  • Students who have caring responsibilities
  • Estranged Students
  • Refugees and asylum seekers

(2) Study and work placements outside of Europe, undertaken by students from widening access backgrounds (as further defined by Queen Mary):

  • Students with an annual household income above £25,000 but below £35,000 annually (only if means tested by SF)

(3) Study and work placements outside of Europe, undertaken by students from underrepresented groups (as define by the Turing Programme and in line with Queen Mary widening participation objectives). Students with special educational needs and/or disabilities. Students will meet one or more of the following criteria: - having a disability as defined in the Equality Act 2010 - having a disability as defined in the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1995:

  • Students with special educational needs and disabilities

(4) Study and work placements outside of Europe, undertaken by students from underrepresented groups (as defined by the Turing Programme and in line with Queen Mary widening participation objectives):

  • Students who are the first to attend university in their family

(5) Study and work placements outside of Europe, undertaken by students from underrepresented groups (as defined by the Turing Programme and in line with Queen Mary widening participation objectives):

  • Ethnic minorities

(6) Students who have not met criteria for any previous group (an additional application may be required in summer):

  • Student placement or unpaid work placement

(7) Students who have not met criteria for any previous group (An additional application may be required in summer):

  • Paid work placement

Students falling into priority group (1) may be eligible to receive a monthly grant towards cost of living and a travel grant.

Students from the other groups may receive a monthly grant towards cost of living only. This is in line with Turing Scheme rules and not decided by Queen Mary.

Funding is only available for activity taking place between 1 September 2022 and 31 August 2023.

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:

  • For a study placement, managed by the Global Opportunities team
  • For a study or work placement, managed by the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures (within the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film)
  • For a medical elective, managed by the School of Medicine and Dentistry (tbc for spring 2023)
  • For a summer school placement, managed by the Global Opportunities team (tbc for summer 2023)

Students in category a) and b) had to submit a form in March 2022 to apply and be eligible for funding.

Teal and black logo for the Turing scheme.

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