Overview of funding
For summer 2023 applications for Turing Scheme, Summer Travel Grants and the International Experience Bursary are now closed. Information is still on the page below for reference, and you can also find out more about Travel Insurance and Crowdfunding opportunities via CLICK.
- Travel insurance - free of charge and required for all students who receive funding via Essex Abroad.
- Essex Crowdfunding CLICK - a way to raise money for your international experience, supported by the CLICK team.
Turing Scheme funding
We are delighted that we've been award Turing Scheme funding for the second year running and will be able to support more students to gain an international experience during 2022-2023. You can read more about this announcement in our blog post, as well as hearing how the Turing Scheme funding supported students on their year abroad in 2021-2022.
Turing Scheme funding can be accessed by students who are taking part in shorter term (minimum 28 days) activities including summer schools, international internships and volunteering abroad. These programmes can take place anywhere in the world. Please note, we have limited funding and students will need to apply for the funding and are advised to read the eligibility criteria below before submitting their application. Applications are now open, and you can read more about how to apply below.
Turing Scheme funding is considered a general contribution to cost of living and travel costs, therefore students should budget accordingly based on their destination and duration of their programme. We hope that this funding can help to provide life changing opportunities to students and additional support is available for students from a widening participation background.
There are no maximum number of placements a single student can undertake. Therefore you can apply for funding for a summer abroad programme as well as being eligible for study abroad year funding or future summer programme funding. In this case, the durations of the placements must not overlap (as this would result in dual funding). If you have any queries on this please contact us.