To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on the Turing Scheme; whether that scheme will be UK-wide; whether universities will be required to make an application to be eligible for participation in the scheme; and if he will make a statement.
11 January 2021
The government fully recognises the benefits of international exchanges in education and training. We have worked closely with the Welsh Government as well as the other Devolved Administrations in designing the Turing Scheme and I plan to continue doing so as we move towards delivery.
With over £100 million allocated for the 2021/22 academic year, Turing will be a UK-wide scheme which students from the entire UK will be able to benefit from. More details of the scheme will be made available shortly, and in the coming weeks universities, colleges, and schools, as would have been the case with Erasmus+, will be invited to bid for funding to support student mobilities taking place from September 2021. In the meantime, education providers across the UK should begin preparations with international partners as soon as possible.