Turing Scheme

The Turing scheme provides funding for students to undertake a study or work placement at partner institutions or organisations across the world. 


General eligibility criteria for the scheme are: 

  • All levels of study are eligible- FY, UG, PGT and PGR
  • Minimum duration of 28 days (4 weeks) up to a maximum of 336 days (12 months)
  • For study mobility, an agreement between the institutions must be in place
  • For work mobility, no agreement is needed but any placements would need to be approved by Keele
  • Activity should ideally contribute towards the programme of study at Keele but for summer programmes this is not necessary.


Living and Programme Costs 

Students will receive a grant towards living or programme costs. This varies depending on the destination country.

For placements lasting between 4-8 weeks:

  • To group 1 destinations: £136.25 per week or £163.50 for WP students 
  • To group 2 and 3 destinations: £120 per week or £147.50 for WP students 

For placements lasting over 8 weeks:

  • To group 1 destinations: £380 per month or £490 per month for WP students
  • To group 2 and 3 destinations: £335 per month or £445 per month for WP students

Further funding is available for students with disabilities to support any adaptations or requirements whilst on mobility. 

A list of countries per group can be found on the Turing Country Group webpages.


WP Funding

WP students receive a higher cost of living grant. Students who fall into any one of Keele's WP criteria (including mature students, care leavers, household income of below £25k, first in family, student carers) will receive a higher living grant as listed above. 

Travel Funding 

Support is available to cover direct travel costs for WP students based on the distance between Keele and the host: 

  • 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 4,999km: £745
  • 8,000 to 8,999km: £905
  • 12,000km+: £1,360