Turing Scheme and Erasmus+
The Turing Scheme is the UK government’s global programme to study and work abroad. The scheme provides funding for international opportunities in education and training across the world. Supporting the government’s Global Britain objectives, the Turing Scheme unlocks the opportunity for UK organisations to offer life-changing experiences across the world for their students.
The Department for Education have confirmed that £100m in funding for mobilities is available for 2021-22 activity. DMU is a beneficiary of funding to support student mobility for the 2021-22 academic year.
This funding gives us the opportunities to provide students with the chance to develop new skills, gain vital international experience and boost their employability. They can also develop a wide range of soft skills, language skills and a better understanding of other cultures.
The objectives of the Turing Scheme are fourfold, and DMU’s funded project helps contribute to these:
- Global Britain – In line with the UK Government’s vision of a Global Britain, Turing Scheme projects support high-quality placements, enhance existing partnerships and encourage the forging of new relationships across the world.
- Levelling up – Turing Scheme projects widen participation and support social mobility across the UK. They should help and promote equal access and opportunities to all students, learners and pupils regardless of background.
- Developing key skills – These projects offer unique, career-building opportunities. They give participants the hard and soft skills sought by employers, and bridge the gap between education and work.
- Value for UK taxpayers – These projects optimise social value in terms of potential costs, benefits and risks.
For more information, please the Turing Scheme website.
Erasmus+ is the European Union’s educational exchange programme designed to encourage student and staff mobility within Europe. It aims to boost skills, employability and support the modernisation of education for students and staff.
DMU is a beneficiary of Key Action 1 (KA103) funding: Learning Mobility of Individuals from the European Commission, which allows us to provide generous financial grants to all students and staff taking part in mobility opportunities.
Due to the consequences of the UK’s exit from the European Union and in turn the Erasmus+ programme, DMU’s funding and association with the programme will cease in May 2023.
However, we remain committed to working with our European partners to continue cooperating and exchanging students beyond May 2023, within the framework of both the Turing Scheme and Erasmus+ programme.
For more information, please visit the UK Erasmus+ website or the European Commission Erasmus+ website.