Turing Scheme Information

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The University of Salford has secured funding to support International Exchanges and specific mobility projects in the Schools of Health and Society and also Science, Engineering and Environment for 2022-23.

For International Exchange study placements in Australia, Canada, South Korea and the USA, we can provide Turing funding to cover student mobilities. Please see International Exchanges for information and contact the International Opportunities Team if you have any queries.

Costs of living for all students

Introduction

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 (high cost of living), Group 2 (medium cost of living), Group 3 (lower cost of living).

For information on the current grant rates, please see our SharePoint and the Turing Scheme webpage.

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Additional support for those from disadvantaged backgrounds

Who is eligible for the uplift?

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 or International Exchange programme, and can’t find the answers online, you can email us at salford-iot@salford.ac.uk.

Please refer to our SharePoint for detailed information about Turing Scheme finances.