In December The UK Government launched The Turing Scheme. This pioneering £110 million programme replaces the Erasmus scheme and will provide study opportunities abroad for students to develop themselves personally and academically.
The Turing Scheme provides funding for around 35,000 students in universities, colleges and schools to study and work abroad.
It will officially replace the Erasmus Scheme in September 2021
What’s the difference between the Turing Scheme and the Erasmus Scheme?
- The Turing Scheme aims to be a global programme with every country in the world eligible to partner with UK education settings. On the other hand the Erasmus Scheme is mainly EU focused.
- The Turing Scheme is targeted at all students, particularly the most disadvantaged. While the UK was part of Erasmus, the most privileged were 1.7 times more likely to benefit from studying abroad.
- Eramus+ only provided travel support to participants who travelled to Partner Countries, which was around only 3% of UK participants. With the Turing Scheme, the UK Government is introducing funding for travel costs for disadvantaged HE students and providing funding for visas, passports and related travel insurance.
- As with Erasmus+, tuition fees has to be waived by host universities.