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Turing Scheme 2021-22 (Year Abroad)

Students undertaking an in person study or work abroad placement outside of Europe as part of year abroad are eligible to apply for a Turing Scheme grant.

Students undertaking a placement in Europe may be eligible for an Erasmus+ grant. More information on how to apply for an Erasmus+ grant is available here.

Full Year Abroad

All students undertaking a full year abroad at the same host university/organisation OUTSIDE OF EUROPE are eligible for up to 6 months funding through the Turing Scheme from £335 per month. (Top up available if you qualify for the additional personal circumstance funding outlined in box below).There are enhancements for students attending certain countries which the British Council have deemed to have a high cost of living. The rates of payment and duration of funding has been decided by the British Council.

IMPORTANT:

  • Turing Scheme funding is only available to students studying/working in their host country. It is not available to students studying/working remotely from their home country.
  • Funds shall be paid as a lump sum based on the duration of placement stated in the Confirmation of Placement Form.

HOW TO APPLY:

1) You must arrange for signing and completion of your Confirmation of Placement Form by your host university/organisation. This completed form must be attached within your Turing Scheme Application Form before you submit in order for your grant request to be processed.

2) You must sign the Turing Scheme Grant Agreement Form. This completed form must be attached within your Turing Scheme Application Form before you submit in order for your grant request to be processed.

3) Complete the online Turing Scheme Application Form and attach the above documents.

4) Submit your bank details online:

Go to www.warwick.ac.uk/evision and log in using your Warwick username and password

Click on ‘My Student Finance’ on the top bar

Click on ‘Providing Your Bank Details’

Click on ‘Collecting Bank Details for Payments to Students’

Go through the process, ensuring you choose ‘UG payments (departmental awards for undergraduate students only, including URSS)’ from the drop-down list

When you have entered your details, please remember to select the ‘validate’ button before submitting.

Split Placement Year Abroad (two placements in one year)

All students undertaking an in-country term-long placement OUTSIDE of EUROPE are eligible for up to 3 months funding through the Turing Scheme as follows from £335 per month (top up available if you qualify for the additional personal circumstance funding outlined in box below). If you are undertaking a split placement you will need to complete these steps again to request funding when you start your second placement. Please complete the requested documentation for your first placement only at this stage. There are enhancements for students attending certain countries which the British Council have deemed to have a high cost of living. The rates of payment and duration of funding has been decided by the British Council.

IMPORTANT:

  • Turing Scheme funding is only available to students studying/working in their host country. It is not available to students studying/working remotely from their home country.
  • Funds shall be paid as a lump sum based on the duration of placement stated in the Confirmation of Placement Form.

HOW TO APPLY:

1) You must arrange for signing and completion of your Confirmation of Placement Form by your host university/organisation. This completed form must be attached within your Turing Scheme Application Form before you submit in order for your grant request to be processed.

2) You must sign the Turing Scheme Grant Agreement Form. This completed form must be attached within your Turing Scheme Application Form before you submit in order for your grant request to be processed.

3) Complete the online Turing Scheme Application Form and attach the above documents.

4) Submit your bank details online:

Go to www.warwick.ac.uk/evision and log in using your Warwick username and password

Click on ‘My Student Finance’ on the top bar

Click on ‘Providing Your Bank Details’

Click on ‘Collecting Bank Details for Payments to Students’

Go through the process, ensuring you choose ‘UG payments (departmental awards for undergraduate students only, including URSS)’ from the drop-down list

When you have entered your details, please remember to select the ‘validate’ button before submitting.

Additional Funding for students who meet select personal circumstances criteria

Students who meet one or more of the following criteria, as specified by the Turing Scheme, are eligible to be considered for the above PLUS additional Turing Scheme funding to support with travel costs and an increased grant to support cost of living expenses:

  • Students with an annual household income of £25,000 or less
  • Students receiving Universal Credit or income-related benefits because they are financially supporting themselves or financially supporting themselves and someone who is dependent on them and living with them, such as a child or partner.
  • Care leavers and students who are care-experienced. This refers to anyone who has been or is currently in care or from a looked after background at any stage of their life, no matter how short, including adopted children who were previously looked after or those who access the Care Experienced Bursary in Scotland.
  • Students who have caring responsibilities. Caring responsibilities refers to a child or young person up to the age of 25 who provides (unpaid) care or intends to provide care for another person in, or outside of, the family home for someone who is physically or mentally ill, disabled, or misusing drugs or alcohol.
  • Estranged Students where neither of the students’ parents can be found or it is not reasonably practicable to get in touch with either of them.
  • Refugees and asylum seekers
  • In receipt of Warwick Bursary
  • On the Warwick Scholars programme

If you believe that you are eligible for additional funding because you meet one or more of the above criteria, please indicate this on the Turing Scheme Application Form. You shall then be contacted by a member of the programme team separately. Students must be able and prepared to evidence their eligibility for the criteria.

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?

BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION FORM you must arrange for completion and signing of the following forms which you will upload on your application:

1) Confirmation of Placement Form (Word / PDF)

2) Turing Scheme Grant Agreement Form (Word / PDF)

THEN

3) Complete your online Turing Scheme Application Form where you will upload forms 1) and 2)

4) Submit your bank details (see instructions in Full Year Abroad and Split Placement Year Abroad boxes)

DEADLINES FOR SUBMISSION:

Application Forms shall be processed after the following deadlines for submission:

27 October 2021 (midnight)

5 December 2021 (midnight) - extended

28 January 2022

7 March 2022

Forms received after the preceding date shall be processed after the next submission date.

(For example, if you submit your Turing Scheme Application Form, attaching all relevant complete documents on 6 December, your forms will be processed after 28 January 2022.)

  • It is anticipated you shall receive funds within 30 days of the relevant submission deadline.
  • All payments shall be made in GBP Sterling