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York secures Government funding for students to study and work abroad

Posted on 10 August 2021

The University of York has secured funding to give students the opportunity to study and work abroad.

International Study Centre students in IndiaInternational Study Centre students in India Credit: Alice McLuckie

The funding  - through the UK government’s new Turing Scheme -  will provide financial assistance for eligible students between September 2021 and August 2022.

The scheme aims to support students with their activities abroad, giving them the chance to develop new skills, gain vital international experience and boost their employability.  

It will also enable disadvantaged students and those with special educational needs and disabilities to access funding, strengthening the University’s commitment to developing student mobility and widening participation


Professor Tracy Lightfoot, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Teaching, Learning and Students said “We’re constantly looking for ways to support our students to achieve their international mobility aspirations and our success in securing funding from the Turing Scheme will allow us to build on the range of opportunities available. 

“Our commitment to widening participation in mobility will be enhanced through Turing funding, and we hope we can build on this in the coming years for future students who choose York for their studies.”

“We hope that the UK government will extend the Turing Scheme so that we can continue to provide our students with financial support for global programmes in 2022/23 and beyond.” 

Students who would like to learn more about the scheme should contact The Centre for Global Programmes at


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