Turing Scheme: All That You Need to Know
Ever since the announcement of the Erasmus program post-Brexit, the disappointment of students across the UK and the world was obvious. To combat the negative feedback, UK has now announced the Turing scheme to replace Erasmus for which applications are ready to open soon. Aimed at providing opportunities to the most disadvantaged students, the Turing scheme might just be the light of hope for many. In this article, we tell you all about the Turing scheme.
What is the Turing Scheme?
Named after Alan Turing, the legendary code breaker who played a crucial role in World War II, the Turing scheme is designed to provide placements to students from all over the world. Although the announcement has already been done and applications will be invited soon, the scheme will formally launch in September.
The scheme is aimed primarily at students seeking opportunities for overseas higher education along with students in sixth forms, or those interested in vocational training courses. The scheme also ensures that there is no limit on the number of participants and every continent is invited to partner.
How is Turing Scheme different from Erasmus?
The key difference between the two schemes is that Erasmus was EU privileged which meant only European Union countries were subject to its benefits. However, Turing Scheme openly invites participants from anywhere around the world. Another detail is that it is more focused on catering to the most disadvantaged students.
Where the Erasmus was only offering travel costs and living expenses to students, the Turing Scheme promises to cover travel and living expenses along with administrative funding. Students will be offered up to £380 per month depending on the duration of their placement. Under the scheme, disadvantaged students will also receive reimbursement for their travel expenses.
The cover for living and travel will also be based on the average living cost of the country the students choose to go to. Following are the 3 groups of destinations as stated by the application guide:
- Group 1: Countries with a “high cost of living”, like the US, Australia, and Japan
- Group 2: Countries with “medium cost of living”, which includes most European countries
- Group 3: Countries with “low cost of living”, which covers most of the Middle East countries and South America.
How can You Apply?
Ever since the announcement, students have been excited and consulting abroad education consultants regarding the application process. Although the applications are said to begin in March 2021, the date is not out yet. Universities, colleges, and schools can apply for funding through online forms.
Good news for students hoping to fulfill their dreams of overseas education, this is certainly a green light for pupils from the most disadvantaged backgrounds.
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