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Post-Brexit funding

Find out what funding will be available via the Erasmus+ and Turing programmes post-Brexit.


Updated on 13/1/2022

Following the UK’s departure from the European Union, the UK will not be participating in the new Erasmus+ programme (2021 – 2027). 

The University of Edinburgh will continue to participate in the current Erasmus+ programme until the end of our 2020 project, which has been extended until 31 May 2023.  Erasmus+ funding will not be available to UK institutions beyond the 2022/23 academic year.

We will have limited funds available through Erasmus to support eligible students going on exchange in 2022/23.  We expect to be able to confirm exact funding arrangements for those students in Spring 2022.  

Find out more about the Erasmus+ grant

Turing Scheme

The UK government has now launched the Turing Scheme which is intended to replace Erasmus+ for outbound students, and to extend funding to cover countries beyond Europe.  Under the Turing Scheme, UK organisations with successful applications will receive funding towards delivering placements and exchanges. As with Erasmus+, this will include providing participants with grants to help cover travel expenses and costs of living, and administrative funding for delivering the projects.

The UK government announced in October 2021 that the scheme would be supported for a further 3 years after 2021/22.  

Find out more about the Turing Scheme

What you need to know

During this period of transition, there are certain factors which are beyond our control.  However, the University of Edinburgh intends to participate fully in the Turing Scheme and any other available mobility programme to seek to provide the required support and funding for international work and study placements for our students. 

We are committed to exploring all options to secure funding, and particularly for students from a WP background and those who have mandatory periods abroad as part of their programme of study. 

We have a long and proud tradition of student exchange links, both within and outside of Europe, and remain fully committed to offering study and work abroad opportunities for our students.

If you are planning to work or study abroad during this period of transition please check what support may be available to you: 


  • European and ICM exchanges and traineeships will be funded by Erasmus+ as normal. 
  • An application for funding for short-term mobilities, semester and year abroad placements outside of Europe and ICM has been made to the Turing Scheme. Students who meet the criteria for these funded opportunities will be made aware of funding available when the outcome of our funding application is known. 


  • Erasmus+ funding can only support work and study opportunities that will start and end within the term of the grant, i.e. before 31 May 2023. This means that we will only be able to partially fund activities taking place during the 2022/23 academic year through Erasmus+. 
  • The University will apply to the Turing Scheme for opportunities in academic year 2022/23. The date of the application window is still to be confirmed.
  • We expect to be able to inform 2022/23 participants in Spring 2022 of the funding they are entitled to. 

 2023/24 and 2024/25 

  • Funding via Erasmus+ will have ended. 
  • The University will apply to the Turing Scheme and any other available mobility programme to support student study and work opportunities.