Turing funding for summer programmes

About Turing funding

The Turing Scheme is a UK government initiative that gives grants to students going on international placements. Turing prioritises funding for students from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in international mobility programmes. The grant rates are set by the UK government.

Turing funding at the University of Bristol

The University of Bristol has been awarded Turing funding to allocate to students going on study, work or volunteer placements abroad.

You can apply for Turing funding to take part in an international activity with one of our selected partners: 

Study abroad

Work abroad

Volunteer abroad


To apply for Turing funding you must:

  • be a full-time undergraduate student at the University of Bristol not in your final year.
We will give priority to students who:
  • are not on a degree programme that includes a year or semester abroad
  • have not previously received support or funding from the University of Bristol to go abroad.

Your chosen study, work or volunteer opportunity must:

  • be with a Unversity of Bristol partner university or organisation (see above)
  • be at least 4 weeks long
  • be no longer than 8 weeks long
  • finish before 1st September 2023
  • not be in your home country
  • must take place in-person

Turing funding rates

There are two grant rates available. 

Turing rate A


  • Cost of living grant: £120 per week up to a maximum of 8 weeks 


Any current full-time undergraduate student not in their final year

Turing rate B


Cost of living

  • Cost of living grant: £147.50 per week up to a maximum of 8 weeks.

University of Bristol contribution towards the programme fee

For programme fees that are between £1,000 and £3,000, the University of Bristol will make an additional contribution. This contribution, added together with the cost of living grant, will reduce the programme fee you need to self-fund to £500.
e.g (Partner programme fee) - (Turing cost of living grant) - (UoB contribution) = £500 programme fee for you to self-fund 

*If you have already been awarded a summer scholarship of £1,500, this will be counted towards the UoB contribution 

Travel grant

You will also receive a travel grant based on the distance from Bristol to your destination: 

  • 10 to 99km: £20
  • 100 to 499km: £165
  • 500 to 1,999km: £250
  • 2,000 to 2,999km: £325
  • 3,000 to 3,999km: £480
  • 4,000 to 7,999km: £745
  • 8,000 to 12,000km: £905
  • 12,000km+: £1,360

Other claims 

You will also be able to claim additional Turing funding for some costs including passport, visa and specialised equipment/clothing etc up to a maximum of £200 in total. 


Home undergraduate student, not in their final year, who meet at least one of the following criteria: 

  • you receive the University of Bristol Bursary, Access to Bristol Bursary or Bristol Scholars Bursary
  • you are care-experienced (this will need to be registered with Student Finance)
  • you are an estranged student (this will need to be registered with Student Finance)
  • you have caring responsibilities
  • you are a refugee or asylum seeker
  • you receive Universal Credit (note that you must be the recipient, not a partner or family member)
  • you are a mature student
  • you are a Black, Asian, or Minority Ethinic (BAME) student
  • you are a part-time student (this does not include supplementary years)
  • you have a disability or special educational need (this will need to be registered with Disability Services)
  • your home address is in an area of low progression to higher education (I.e your postcode is listed as Quintile '1' or '2' on the POLAR4 measure on the POLAR checking tool)

How to apply

Applications for Turing funding for summer 2023 closed in February.

We may still have places available on the following programme(s): 

Pleas email summer-abroad@bristol.ac.uk if you are interested in this programme. 

If we are able to offer reopen funding applications for other programmes, we will share that informaton here. Sign up to our mailing list to stay up to date. 

Contact us

If you have a question or for more information about going abroad.

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