Turing Scheme study abroad funding secured
Leeds has secured funding under the Turing work and study abroad scheme.
The Turing Scheme’s aspirations complement our work to support students from under-represented and disadvantaged backgrounds in accessing activities and opportunities
The scheme will provide financial assistance for eligible students, postgraduate researchers and recent graduates to undertake international study and work opportunities in the 2021/22 academic year.
Launched this year, the Turing Scheme is a £110 million programme – open to UK schools, colleges and universities – that will fund 40,000 placements from September.
The aim is to support international mobility, widen participation and make life-changing experiences offered by studying or working abroad more accessible for students.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Hai-Sui Yu, said: “We are delighted that the University will be a delivery partner in the Turing Scheme.
“We look forward to building on our extensive range of international opportunities to enable students, postgraduate researchers and recent graduates to gain valuable skills and experiences in other cultures and communities.”
Study abroad students pictured at the Duck Stop in Phong Nha, Vietnam. Picture by Cameron Robinson
The Turing Scheme’s aspirations complement our work to support students from under-represented and disadvantaged backgrounds access activities and opportunities.
Leeds will, for the first time, also be able to extend funding opportunities to recent graduates and postgraduate researchers.
Leeds has also been granted a one-year extension to the Erasmus+ programme. This means both the Turning Scheme and Erasmus+ will be available during the 2021/22 academic year, giving more students the opportunity to benefit from funding.
We will now begin to plan the eligibility and implementation phase. Future updates about the scheme will appear on the For Students website.Posted in: University newsStudent education