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Turing Scheme: Operating Costs

Question for Department for Education

UIN 140236, tabled on 19 January 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of the £100 million allocated to the Turing scheme will be spent on the administration costs of facilitating that scheme.

Answered on

25 January 2021

The National Agency collect and publish data on projects funded as part of Erasmus+ by devolved administration, which can be found here: https://www.erasmusplus.org.uk/statistics.

The table below shows the value of Erasmus+ projects funded in Wales from call year 2015 to 2017. This is the latest data available and can be found in table 14 here: https://www.erasmusplus.org.uk/file/14125/download.

Value of Erasmus+ projects funded in Wales (in euros)

2015 Call

2016 Call

2017 Call

Total value of projects funded

€6,847,551

€8,513,375

€8,821,941

The Turing scheme will be backed by at least £100 million, providing funding for around 35,000 students in universities, colleges and schools to go on placements and exchanges overseas, starting in September 2021 and across the UK. Successful applications will receive funding for administering the scheme and students taking part will receive grants to help them with the costs of their international experience.

We are also pleased to confirm that the new scheme will be administered by the same consortium of British Council and Ecorys which have been delivering Erasmus+ in the UK for a number of years, drawing on their experience of working with education providers across the UK, and ensuring continuity.

We will be making further information available very shortly to enable providers to prepare to bid for funding when applications open in the coming weeks.

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