Turing Scheme Information

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We have secured funding to support study exchanges and specific mobility projects that schools have submitted a bid for the academic year.

For study placements, we can provide Turing funding to cover student mobilities. Please see Our Partnerships for information and contact the International Opportunities Team if you have any queries.

Turing Scheme funding is intended to be a contribution towards the cost of placements.

Costs of Living for All Students - 24/25 Rates


An amount of funding will be provided to go towards the general cost of living for each participant. This will vary depending on sector and destination country/territory. Destination countries/territories will be grouped into three categories: group 1 (higher cost of living), group 2 (lower cost of living).

For information on the current grant rates, visit the Turing Scheme page.

General student grant rates

Students on a higher education placement will receive:

Placement duration Group 1 Group 2
28 to 56 days £19 per day £17 per day
57 to 365 days £14 per day £12 per day

Disadvantaged student grant rates

Participants from disadvantaged backgrounds on a higher education placement will receive a higher cost of living grant. See the disadvantaged criteria below for more information.

The cost of living grant funding provided to students from disadvantaged backgrounds will be:

Placement duration Group 1 Group 2
28 to 56 days £23 per day £21 per day
57 to 365 days £18 per day £16 per day

Travel grants for disadvantaged students

If you meet the Turing Scheme definition of a disadvantaged student, you will also be eligible for travel payment, related to the distance and cost of travel upon receipt between the University of Salford and the placement or study abroad host.

The Turing Scheme will provide funding towards the direct costs of travel for Hgher Education students from disadvantaged backgrounds, for one return journey including transfers. All amounts available have been outlined below:

Please see the list of destinations and travel grant rates for more information.

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Additional support for those from disadvantaged backgrounds

Who is eligible for the uplift and travel grant?

Students who meet the disadvantaged student criteria may be eligible for an uplift to their cost of living grant. Please see below for the criteria set by the Turing Scheme.

To qualify for the extra funding available for disadvantaged students (the ‘disadvantaged uplift’), students must fall into one of the following categories:

  • Students with low household income or low socio-economic status (including those with an annual household income of £25,000 or less)
  • Students receiving Universal Credit or income-related benefits because they are financially supporting themselves or financially supporting themselves and someone who is dependent on them and living with them, such as a child or partner
  • Students who are care-experienced 
  • Neither of the students’ parents can be found or it is not reasonably practicable to get in touch with either of them (estranged students)
  • Students who have caring responsibilities   
  • Refugees and asylum seekers

To find out more about what we define as disadvantaged groups, visit the Widening access page.

For those HE students who do not meet the criteria for additional support, you may get a grant to cover some of your travel expenses. Find out more depending on whether you normally live in: 

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Additional support for those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

For participants with SEND, the scheme will fund up to 100% of actual costs for support directly related to their additional needs. This is in line with what was provided under the 2014-2020 Erasmus+ programme. Unlike Erasmus+, however, this funding will also cover preparatory visits by the sending organisation to carry out risk assessments and ensure participants will be able to equally access and take part in all elements of a placement. Pre-visits can be for a maximum duration of three days, and funding can be used for both learners and accompanying staff. Pre-visits are not available for any other purpose.

Need further Information?

If you have any questions or queries about the Turing Scheme and can’t find the answers online, you can email our team.