South West Norfolk MP Liz Truss has welcomed the government’s announcement of a new £100 million overseas study programme, named the Turing scheme, which will replace the EU Erasmus scheme. The new scheme will offer funding for around 35,000 UK students to go on placements around the world.
Liz commented ‘This is great news for UK students with the Turing Scheme offering the opportunity for overseas study commencing in September 2021. The programme will replace the previous EU Erasmus scheme. Already five of the top ten destinations for UK university students who undertake a placement are outside of the EU – the USA, Australia, Canada, China and Japan. The government’s ambition is to make sure more students, from all backgrounds, have the chance to experience education and build links in another country. The government will be engaging with countries around the world to promote the scheme including those with the fastest growing economies such as the Indo-Pacific region, building on our reputation as a global Britain.’
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