The UK will no longer participate in the EU’s Erasmus+ university exchange programme, with the UK government stating that to be an associate member would be “too expensive”. A replacement programme, called the Turing Scheme, will start in September 2021. This new £100 million scheme for students to study and work abroad will partly replace the UK's participation in Erasmus+.
The Turing scheme will aim to provide funding for around 35,000 students in universities, colleges and schools to go on placements and exchanges overseas, starting in September 2021. It will focus on UK students from disadvantaged areas. The scheme will not cover inbound students from other countries.
The programme will provide similar opportunities for students to study and work abroad as the Erasmus+ programme but it will include countries across the world.