Mark Logan MP: Overseas Opportunities for Students Will Pave the Way for a Global Bolton.
Mark Logan MP has urged schools and colleges in Bolton North East to apply for the Conservative Government’s new £110 million Turing Scheme, which will provide young people with the opportunity to study and work around the world.
The landmark scheme, which replaces the UK’s participation in the EU’s Erasmus programme, will be backed by £110 million funding in 2021-22.
Schools, colleges and universities can now apply for funding, which will provide for 35,000 global exchanges from this September – a similar level to the number of exchanges which took place under the previous scheme.
Commenting, Mark Logan MP said:
“Having worked overseas for much of my life, I saw the benefits of studying and working abroad first-hand.
This pioneering scheme is a fantastic opportunity to study and work around the world, developing vital skills and experiences.”
Under the Turing Scheme, every country in the world is eligible to partner with the UK’s world-class universities, schools and colleges.
The scheme will target students from disadvantaged backgrounds who were less likely to benefit from the Erasmus programme by supporting the costs of studying and working abroad, providing up to a maximum of £490 per month, levelling up opportunity for all students.
Schools, colleges and universities will all be supported with the cost of administering the programme and are encouraged to form partnerships around the world. Details on the application process, including funding and eligibility levels, are available on the Turing website.