University secures over 2.1m through Turing Scheme to support ambitious mobility plans

The funding will support up to 2,000 students to study abroad in 62 countries

The funding will support up to 2,000 students to study abroad in 62 countries

The University of Birmingham has secured over 2.1m for international student mobility, as part of the government’s inaugural Turing Scheme.

With 2.15m in funding confirmed to support international study and work opportunities for our students over the next academic year, this firmly positions the University as one of the leading UK institutions for international student mobility.

The Turing Scheme is the UK government’s scheme to provide funding for international opportunities in education and training across the world. It provides an opportunity for UK organisations from the higher education, further education, vocational education and training and schools sectors to offer their students, learners and pupils life-changing experiences to study or work abroad. 

The funding will support up to 2,000 students to study abroad in 62 countries. Importantly, over 20% of these students are from backgrounds that currently are under-represented in student mobility. The funding will enable us to progress our ambitions to provide an inclusive international experience for all undergraduate students, which is a key part of our aspiration to establish Birmingham in the top 50 of the world’s leading universities.

New initiatives planned for 2021/22, with the support of the scheme, include

  • Global internships
  • International summer school opportunities
  • Leadership programmes delivered in partnership with our prestigious network of overseas partners.

Professor Robin Mason , Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International) at the University of Birmingham said:

"We are delighted with the University’s success in the first ever round of the Turing scheme. The University has been an international institution since we were founded in 1900. This international outlook remains tremendously important and we want to continue to provide a whole range of valuable international experiences for our students. This Turing scheme funding will enable so many of our students to further enhance their time with us and realise their international ambitions."

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