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 International Exchange study placements in the US, Canada and South Korea, we can provide around £120,000 to cover student mobilities. Please see International Exchanges for information.

Note that Australia is not included in this as our partner, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, is not accepting applications for exchange until June 2022. We will therefore not send any students to Australia for International Exchange in 2021-22.

Costs of living

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). The rates that will be provided have been outlined below.

Students on a higher education placement will receive the following:

For placements lasting between four and eight weeks

  • To Group 1 destinations: £136 per week
  • To Group 2 and 3 destinations: £120 per week

For placements lasting over eight weeks

  • To Group 1 destinations: £380 per month
  • To Group 2 and 3 destinations: £335 per month

 

To find details of which countries/territories are listed in each group, visit our cost of living groups page.

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Additional support for those from disadvantaged backgrounds

Introduction

The grants listed below for those from disadvantaged backgrounds and participants eligible for SEND support, will be in addition to any that student finance participants may already qualify for or are in receipt of. 

Participants from disadvantaged backgrounds on a higher education placement will receive a higher cost of living grant. The cost of living grant funding provided to students from disadvantaged backgrounds are as follows:

For placements lasting between four and eight weeks

  • To Group 1 destinations: £163.50 per week
  • To Group 2 and 3 destinations: £147.50 per week

For placements lasting over eight weeks

  • To Group 1 destinations: £490 per month
  • To Group 2 and 3 destinations: £445 per month

Travel costs

An amount of funding will be provided to go towards the direct costs of travel for HE participants from disadvantaged backgrounds. This will be dependent on the distance between the home and destination organisation and will support the cost of the round trip. All amounts available have been outlined below:

  • 10 to 99km: £20
  • 100 to 499km: £165
  • 500 to 1,999km: £250
  • 2,000 to 2,999km: £325
  • 3,000 to 3,999km: £480
  • 4,000 to 7,999km: £745
  • 8,000 to 12,000km: £905
  • 12,000km+: £1,360

The scheme will provide financial assistance towards expensive travel by exception. If the original amount provided does not cover at least 70% of the actual costs, up to 80% of the actual costs will instead be covered.

Participants will also receive actual costs for additional travel expenses, including costs of visas, passports, and health insurance. We see this as crucial as travel-related expenses can often be a deterrent to potential participants.

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 International Exchange programme, you can email us at Salford-IOT@salford.ac.uk.

You may also want to read our 'Things to know before you go' and have a look at the Outgoing Student Handbook.