Turing Scheme

The Turing Scheme is the UK government’s global programme to support study and work abroad. The scheme provides funding for international opportunities in education and training across the world, lasting from 4 weeks up to 12 months. 


How much funding is available?

We are pleased that University of Sheffield's application for Turing funding for 2022/23 has been accepted. We have not been notified of the amount of funding awarded, therefore we are currently unable to provide information on grant amounts or eligibility criteria. We will update this page and notify eligible students as soon as we receive this information. This is expected to be late summer 2022.

The Turing funding enables eligible students to receive a grant towards the additional costs incurred by a period spent abroad during their degree. It is usually paid in 2 instalments, at the start and end of your period abroad 

For students spending a semester or year abroad in 2022/23 between 8 weeks and 12 months, the grant is based on a monthly rate ranging from £335 - £490

The exact grant rate awarded depends on the destination country and whether the participant meets the Turing Scheme criteria for disadvantage.  

Those who meet the criteria for disadvantage benefit from the higher monthly grant rates and a contribution towards the cost of travel.  

A portion of our Turing funding has been ring-fenced for disadvantaged students. 

Who is eligible?

Current students* at all levels of study are considered eligible for Turing scheme funding.

There are no restrictions on nationality, so all home and international students are considered eligible.

Activities must take place between 1 September 2022 and 31 August 2023, and dates outside of these will not be funded. For example if a year abroad starts on 1st August and the student is awarded Turing funding, that funding will start from 1 September. 

*students studying for a Sheffield degree from overseas by distance-learning are not eligible

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