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2023-2024 Study Abroad

We are delighted that we have secured Turing Scheme funding for 2023-2024.


  • You must be registered as a current student here at the University of Essex and completing a term or year abroad through Essex Abroad.
  • Funding can only be awarded for the period 01 September 2023 to 31 August 2024.
  • If your term or year abroad takes place outside of this period, you will only be awarded funding for time abroad within these dates.
  • Your term or year abroad programme must take place in person, and you must travel to the host country.
  • You must not be a national of the country that you are visiting.
  • If you are awarded funding, you will be asked to sign a grant agreement, whereby you will formally accept your grant and acknowledge the obligations associated with its acceptance.
  • If you are selected to receive the Turing Scheme funding, you will familiarise yourself with the Turing Scheme privacy policy.

How funding is prioritised

Priority 1

Students from the following groups will be considered for funding as the first priority.

  1. Students with an annual household income of £25,000 or less (as assessed and verified by Student Finance England or other UK student funding provider).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Students who have caring responsibilities. A carer is anyone who has a commitment to providing unpaid care to a family member or friend who could not cope without their support.
  5. Estranged Students - those who are irreconcilably estranged from their parent(s). To be considered irreconcilably estranged, the student won’t have had any written or verbal contact with either parent – usually for 12 months or more - and this is unlikely to change.
  6. Refugees and asylum seekers.

Please note as part of the group 2 - 6 above you will be asked to provide official proof of your circumstances.

Remaining funding will then be allocated to students in priority 2.

Priority 2

Students with an annual household income of £42,611 or less (as assessed and verified by Student Finance England or other UK student funding provider).

Priority 3

Any remaining funding will then be allocated based on students first year mark (highest grade).

If you do not receive funding through the Turing Scheme you may wish to look at our country specific funding – you can find this information at the bottom of this webpage.

Grant rates

Standard grant rates 2023-2024

Grant rates are a support towards the cost of living for each participant, they will vary based on destination.

Duration Country group 1* Country group 2 and 3*
 9 weeks – 12 months  £380 per month  £335 per month
2023-2024 Enhanced grant rates

Students from priority group 1 will be eligible for an enhanced grant rate based on destination.

Duration Country group 1* Country group 2 and 3*
9 weeks – 12 months £490 per month (equal to £122.50 per week) £445 per month (equal to £111.25 per week)

Additional funding for students from priority group 1

Students from this group may also receive the following:

  • Travel grants of up to £1360, depending on distance between home and destination
  • Additional travel expenses may also be claimed, including costs of visas, passports, and health insurance (students will need to provide receipts against the above costs in order to be reimbursed).

*For details of countries in each group please visit the Turing Scheme website.

What if I don’t meet the criteria for additional support?

For HE students who do not meet the above criteria for additional support, there may be other grants available to cover some travel expenses, relevant to the student finance system relevant to the participant:

How to apply

You do not need to apply for funding for the Turing Scheme for your term or year abroad. Essex Abroad will be in touch with eligible students in order of priority groups as outlined above. We will contact you using your University of Essex email account.