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Turing and Erasmus+

The UK continues to remain fully eligible to participate in the current (2014-2020) Erasmus+ programme and European Solidarity Corps (ESC) programmes until 31 May 2023. The UK is launching the Turing Scheme instead of joining the new Erasmus Programme from 2021 to 2027.

The Turing Scheme

The UK Government has launched 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 just under £2 million for the 2022/23 academic year to support international study abroad and work placements, which are managed by the Global Mobility team.

What options are there?

You have the choice of either of the following options:

  • The Turing Scheme gives you the opportunity to study at a partner university for a full-academic year.

    • Spend between one semester to full academic year in a partner university in the country you visit.
    • Develop professional practice, a wide range of soft skills, and language skills.
    • Build relationships with international peers and gain fresh ideas and a better understanding of other cultures.
  • The Turing Scheme gives you the opportunity to take part in short study placements during your study breaks from Coventry University throughout your study period.

    • Turing Scheme placement requirements apply.
  • The Turing Scheme gives you the opportunity to undertake an individual study placement at an international organisation of your choice.

    • The minimum duration of the placement is 28 days and the maximum is 12 months.
    • Turing Scheme placement requirements apply.
  • 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 one month and the maximum is 12 months .
    • Develop new skills, gain vital international experience and boost your employability.

Why should I apply? 

Study or Work - Undertaking a study or work placement with 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.

Connor Riddlesden Mathematics BSc (Hons)

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.

Faye Hudson Geography and Natural Hazards BSc (Hons)

How to apply

To apply for any of the routes on the Erasmus+ programme visit our page on the CU student portal.

Support, funding and further information

Turing Scheme

The Turing Scheme grants are available to support placements of minimum 28 days to a maximum 12 months in the academic year 2022/23 from 1 September 2022 to 31 August 2023.

Successful applicants will receive a minimum of £120 per week for placement lasting up to 8 weeks and a minimum of £335 per month for placement with a duration of 9 weeks and more.

Find out more information on the Turing Scheme.


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.

For further information on Erasmus+ you can download the following documents: 

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