The UK Turning Scheme is a new system to allow students to earn abroad degrees and gather work experiences. The application is now open and schools, colleges, and universities can apply for their students.
The existing Erasmus+ is a similar initiative but it is only EU-focused. The records say that the percentage of UK undergraduate students who visited abroad for study, work, or volunteering in 2018/2019 is only 8%. But, the percentage is high for the foreign students who came to the UK.
The turning scheme is fully an international program. Any institution of any country can associate with UK institutions. The budget of the scheme is £110 million for 2020-2021. The pupils of disadvantaged backgrounds can get up to £490 each month which includes travel, living, and other extra costs.
The government priorities that this UK Turning Scheme is such an initiative that will also help to improve social connections as well as mobility. Erasmus+ system provided many opportunities to the young people of Europe. But the UK Turning Scheme will be promoted in all the deprived areas and target those students to provide the benefits under this new scheme. All income levels’ students can access these education opportunities by choosing any country. From September 2021, 35,000 global placements will be available for students.
The UK institutes are encouraging the world institutes and eager to the partnership with them. Universities Minister, Michelle Donelan said: “The UK Turning Scheme will support our leveling up agenda by opening up the world to young people and children from all backgrounds with exciting global opportunities.”