The UK continues to remain fully eligible to participate in the current (2014-2020) Erasmus+ programme and European Solidarity Corps (ESC) programmes. The UK is launching the Turing Scheme instead of joining the new Erasmus Programme from 2021 to 2027.
The Turing Scheme
The UK Government is launching its own UK international mobility programme called the Turing Scheme. The Turing Scheme is a global programme that funds international opportunities in education and training across the world. Coventry University has received £3m for the 2022/23 academic year to support international study abroad and work placements, which are managed by the Global Mobility team.
You can learn more about mobility programmes on our EU Withdrawal hub.
What options are there?
You have the choice of either of the following options:
Erasmus+ gives you the opportunity to study at a partner university for a full-academic year.
- Spend between three months to 12 months in a university or enterprise in the country you visit
- Develop professional practice, a wide range of soft skills, and language skillsfree online language course of their choice
- Build relationships with international peers and gain fresh ideas and a better understanding of other cultures
The Turing Scheme gives you the opportunity to complete a work placement for a full-academic year.
- The minimum allowed period for a placement is two months, or one academic year, and the maximum is 12 months
- Develop new skills, gain vital international experience and boost your employability
Why should I apply?
Study or Work - on the Turing Scheme share the same benefits and will give you the opportunity to:
- experience a new university culture including new teaching techniques and flexibility within modules
- improve your CV
- become a globally-aware graduate
- develop personally and professionally
- make new friends
- get paid to go abroad
What our students say
I went on three international trips in three years! During my first year, I worked on a group project with Laurea University as part of my Add+vantage module. Following my amazing experience in Finland, I also worked on another international project in Germany. And after that, I decided that I would choose the study abroad option during my third year. I was chosen by Coventry University to represent the university at Concordia University of Edmonton in Alberta, Canada which is one of the university’s many international partners.
To anyone unsure whether to go on placement or not, I would say go for it – particularly if you’re considering completing one abroad! I’ve boosted my confidence so much by throwing myself into situations that I would never have put myself in before. Travelling halfway around the world for three months at a time was a terrifying thought, but the opportunities that arose were incomparable and it is an experience that will last a lifetime.
Support, funding and further information
Erasmus+ is free to get involved and funding is given to students who go on the experience as an incentive.
Funding for study placements currently ranges from 370-420 euros, depending on the location and for working placements, it is 470-520 euros. The exact funding allocations for each country can be found on the official British Council Website.
Alongside this, you may also be able to receive financial support through our 'Flying Start' scheme.
For further information on Erasmus+ you can download the following documents: