University of Bath Awarded Turing Scheme Funding

The University of Bath’s International Relations Office is delighted to confirm that we have been successfully awarded funding for 372 placements under the new UK Government Turing Scheme.

It is anticipated that the full scheme will be launched for 21/22 late September with a number of opportunities for students to engage. However, APPLICATIONS ARE NOT OPEN YET.

Read the full announcement here

The 2021-22 Erasmus+ call for applications is now closed.

Under the terms of the UK’s withdrawal agreement from the European Union, the Erasmus+ programme will come to an end. The current project is ongoing and runs to 2023, however following this, UK Universities will no longer be able to participate in the scheme.

As the scheme draws to an end, the funding available for grants has become more and more limited and the grant awards have had to be prioritised.

Though the funding is limited, and some students may not be able to receive the Erasmus+ grants, students are still able to participate in the programme until 2023. We have a number of Erasmus+ partners who are still welcoming our students to study across Europe. The students who will not receive Erasmus+ grants but still participate in the programme are referred to as Zero Grant Participants.

Zero grant participants must fulfil all Erasmus+ criteria but they will not receive any Erasmus+ mobility grants. This means that the students will still benefit from access to the OLS language platform and a reduced tuition fee at Bath and will not be required to pay any tuition fees at their host university.

For information about other mobility funding opportunities go to our mobility funding sources webpage

FAQs on the Erasmus+ Programme and the Turing Scheme

The 12-month transition period following the UK’s departure from the EU came to an end on 31st December 2020. The UK officially left the European Union with a deal in place. Under the deal negotiated with the EU, the UK will no longer participate in the Erasmus+ scheme.

Does this mean I won't receive my Erasmus+ grant in 2021? No. You will still receive your Erasmus+ grant in 2021. While the UK will no longer participate in the Erasmus+ scheme, the Erasmus+ projects that were already in place before Brexit will continue until their expiry. UK beneficiaries of Erasmus+ funding, including the University of Bath, will continue to take part in grants awarded under the current Erasmus+ scheme until their end date, even if it is after 2020.

Has the University of Bath secured Erasmus+ funding for 2021/2022? Yes. The duration of the 2020 Erasmus+ project was recently extended to May 2023 which will give us more time to spend the funding that is available, however the call for applications for 2021-22 is now closed.

I am not a UK citizen, can I still apply for Erasmus+ grants? Previously, students (foreign nationals) who resided in the UK and who wished to undertake their Erasmus+ mobility in their country of origin were eligible to receive Erasmus+ funding. However, the European Commission have clarified that in the current circumstances of the pandemic, mobilities (virtual or physical) undertaken in the participants’ home country (country of origin) would not be eligible for Erasmus+ funding. This means that, for example, a UK student who is a Spanish national, currently residing in Spain and wishing to undertake their mobility in Spain, isn’t eligible to receive the Erasmus+ grant.

What will happen after the current Erasmus+ project comes to an end? The UK government has announced a brand new programme called the Turing Scheme which will replace the Erasmus+ scheme. Further details of the Turing scheme are still to be released however, it is intended to fund student study exchange and work placements globally.

What will the Turing Scheme grants be? We are delighted to confirm that we have been successfully awarded funding a number of mobilities in 2021/22. It is anticipated that the full scheme will be launched for 21/22 late September with a number of opportunities for students to engage. However, APPLICATIONS ARE NOT OPEN YET.

Read the full announcement here

Will I be able to receive both Erasmus+ and Turing funding at the same time? No, it is not possible to receive both Erasmus+ and Turing funding at the same time. Though they will run simultaneously, they will not be used for the same placements. In 2021-22 Erasmus+ funding will be used for European placements and Turing funding for the rest of the world.

Where can I get further updates on Brexit? The University is constantly updating information, advice and guidance about the implications of Brexit for staff and students. This can be found on the University Brexit update webpage.

The latest information about UK participation in Erasmus+ after Brexit can be found on the University Brexit update page or the Erasmus+ UK website.