From the International Partnerships team:
We are pleased to announce that the University’s first application to the UK Government’s new Turing Scheme has been successful!
Launched earlier this year, the Turing Scheme is a replacement for the UK’s participation in the EU Erasmus Programme, which will end by May 2023. The Turing Scheme will support Global Britain by funding international opportunities in education and training across the world.
Grants will be provided for students from UK institutions to study or work abroad for periods of four weeks to 12 months, starting in September 2021. Priority will be given to widening access, with additional funding for less advantaged students.
In the first round of applications, Kent has been awarded a substantial amount of funding to allow us to support a wide range of international placements for Kent students in 2021-22. These range from studying Astrophysics in the USA to working as a Conservationist in Fiji, or attending a summer school on Economics in India.
We are also delighted to have secured additional funding to support students from disadvantaged backgrounds and those with special educational needs or disabilities. We will be working closely with Divisions and Professional Services departments to promote the global opportunities and associated funding available to our students.
Our Turing funding is in addition to our substantial Erasmus funding which will give grants to Kent students studying and working throughout Europe in 2021-22. All international placements for 2021-22 are subject to approval following a thorough process of Covid-related risk assessments and the lifting of any travel restrictions.