Turing Scheme summer opportunities
Find out more about Turing Scheme funding opportunities for volunteering, internships and summer schools abroad.
The Turing Scheme is a government funded scheme which offers grants to students travelling abroad.
Travel opportunities can include international volunteering, internships and summer schools.
York St John students wanting to travel abroad can travel to a range of destinations. These include:
- Think Pacific: Fiji
- Challenges Abroad: Cambodia, Nepal, Peru, Thailand
- Play Action International: Uganda
- Sporting Opportunities: St Lucia, Mauritius
- Chung-Ang University: Seoul, South Korea (please note places are now full for this opportunity and we will not be accepting any additional applications).
Dates and duration
To receive Turing Scheme funding, your travel abroad (including end date) must take place before 31 August 2023.
Funding is only available for trips of 4 weeks total.
Who can apply and what can I get?
If your funding application is successful, you will be eligible to receive up to £590 for the 4 week duration that you are abroad (£147.50 per week).
Below is a table that shows what you will be able to claim for.
Please contact GO@yorksj.ac.uk for more information about funding eligibility.
|Eligibility criteria||Monthly Cost of Living Grant (£590)||Monthly Cost of Living Grant (£480)||Travel Grants||Exceptional Costs (for example, visas)||SEND Support (if applicable)|
|Students with an annual household income of £25,000 or less||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Receiving Universal Credit or income-related benefits||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Students who have caring responsibilities||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Care leavers and students who are care experienced||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|None of the above||No||Yes||No||No||Yes|
Find out more and apply
Applications for Summer Turing funding are now open and will be closing on 24th February 2023.
Please contact GO@yorksj.ac.uk for any queries.
Lauren University of London student, volunteered with refugees in Greece
As a student from a low-income background with the stresses of rent to pay during summer break I would not have been able to ‘Go International’, particularly as an unpaid volunteer, without this bursary. I thought my application would never be successful, however I gave it a go and ended up gaining an amazing opportunity which has most definitely progressed my personal and professional ‘development.’
Malikah University of London student, worked remotely for a South African NGO
My global virtual internship has been such a great experience and I am very glad I pursued it and reached out to Goldsmiths for funding help. I've gained an array of skills and experience just like I wanted and I would definitely recommend interning abroad. Thank you for the support!