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Funding for students going abroad in 2023/24
From 31 May 2023, the University of Edinburgh is no longer able to engage in the Erasmus student mobility scheme, following the UK government’s decision not to participate. The University of Edinburgh currently participates in the Turing Scheme, the UK Government’s national mobility scheme supporting students working or studying overseas.
The Turing Scheme objectives are to prioritise funding for students meeting the Scheme’s widening access criteria and those following degree programmes which contain mandatory periods of overseas work and study placements.
In support of the student experience and equality of access to Study and Work Away opportunities, the University of Edinburgh will provide financial support to all of our students required to undertake work and study abroad as a mandatory requirement of their degree programme during academic year 2023-2024.
This applies to students on degree programmes with a built-in, credit-bearing international study/work placement for which there is no UK alternative (e.g. students on a single/joint honours UG Languages, International Business, Law with a Language, or Physics with a Year Abroad degree).
Due to the reduction in overall funding available through the Turing Scheme we strongly encourage all students who have been allocated an non-mandatory exchange place in 2023-24 to carefully consider how they will meet costs involved.
SWAY will contact all students nominated for exchange and those undertaking a compulsory, credit-bearing placement activity in 23/24 regarding funding eligibility, once funding arrangements have been finalised.
We will continue to participate in the Erasmus+ programme until 31 May 2023 and have secured limited funding through the Turing scheme to support some overseas activities taking place in 2022/23.
University of Edinburgh students undertaking study/work away activities abroad in the 2022/23 academic session may be eligible for funding through one of those funding schemes (or the Swiss European Mobility Programme for study in Switzerland).
Both Erasmus+ and Turing are externally-funded with limited budgets, and funding is only available for certain activities, provided the relevant funding criteria are met. The Study and Work Away Service will contact participating students to advise on their eligibility to receive funding and the process for accessing any funding they are eligible for.
If you are undertaking a non-exchange activity abroad (e.g. research, study or work placement), you may be eligible for Turing or Erasmus+ funding if your international activity is a mandatory component of your Edinburgh degree programme.