The UK government has confirmed allocation of budget to support the Turing Scheme for the next three years in its Spending Review 2021.
The Turing Scheme, the UK government’s programme to fund study and work opportunities across the world, was initially launched as a one-year programme for the academic year of 2021-22, and has been extended for a further three years, including £110 million for the academic year 2022-23.
More information on funding for the 2022-23 academic year will be published in due course, with the latest updates via the Turing Scheme website.
International Partnerships successfully bid for and is managing the University’s 2021-22 Turing project.
In 2021-22 we are supporting Kent students on a term or year abroad outside of Europe (those on placements in Europe continue to be supported by the Erasmus+ Programme for 2021-22 and 2022-23). We will also be supporting Kent students carrying out short, extra-curricular international placements via our new Go Abroad Bitesize initiative.
The Turing Scheme has and will continue to have a focus on widening participation and we are working with various stakeholders across the University to support this.
International Partnerships will be leading on the University’s annual Turing funding applications which will be submitted each spring for activities taking place in the following academic year.
We will be consulting with Divisions and Professional Services early 2022 to discuss ideas and activities for inclusion in the 2022-23 application.