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Here's what you need to know about the UK's newly launched Turing Scheme

With Brexit, the Erasmus exchange program is no longer an option. The UK seeks to replace it with the Turing Scheme.
BY BrainGain Magazine Staff Writer |   30-03-2021

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The UK has launched its flagship program – the Turing Scheme, to replace the Erasmus scholarship program after Brexit. This scheme will allow UK students to study and work abroad.

Under this scheme, educational institutions in the UK will be able to apply for government funding to allow students to work and study abroad. To this end the government has allocated a budget of 110 million GBP for the first year which starts in 2021/22. 35,000 seats on the program have been made available.

According to the BBC, after schools and universities successfully apply for funding for exchanges, university study and work placements, they can invite their students to apply for individual funding.

PM Boris Johnson said the scheme would allow UK institutions to form global partnerships as opposed to the Erasmus program which restricted its focus to the EU. The scheme is also said to target students from disadvantaged backgrounds and areas who could not benefit as easily from the Erasmus scheme. Students who benefit from the scheme may receive up to 490 pounds per month towards living costs, in addition to travel funding and money.

The UK's Department of Education (DfE) has already confirmed that India, a top source of international students for the UK, is one of the leading prospects for strategic international partnerships under the Turing Scheme.

Named after British mathematical genius, Alan Turing, the scheme is part of the government’s ongoing efforts to generate 35 billion pounds per year from education related exports and bring in 600,000 international students to the country by 2030.



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