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International Short Programme

Northumbria University has again received generous funding from the Turing Scheme to help students work, volunteer, research and study abroad in the academic year 2023-24. 

This is the third year of the government-funded Turing Scheme to support international student mobility, which will see more than 40,000 UK students travel overseas in the next year on work and study placements. The £100-million-per-year programme focuses on supporting students from widening participation backgrounds, fostering partnerships globally, developing key employability skills and providing value for UK taxpayers.  Northumbria has secured more than £1.2M to support over 540 students. This includes undergraduate semester and yearlong study abroad, summer short term work, study and research opportunities and PhD students visits to partners in over 50 countries.  

The International Short Programmes are open to home UK undergraduate students from any programme. They cover activities such as volunteering in Fiji, Europe, and Asia; work placements in Colombia and Vietnam; and studying at partner universities in Mexico, Spain, France and Chile. After successful two years of the programme, and more than 150 participants in more than 20 countries, we are pleased to be offering new, exciting opportunities, and growing our offer in line with our University Education Strategy and Access and Participation Plan. In relation to the impact of such opportunities, Northumbria students are required to complete a CareersOnline module to complement their preparation to go abroad as well as reflecting on how the opportunity has impacted vital employability skills. 

Robert Borovansky a student who took part in our Turing summer scheme to UNIVA (Universidad Del Valle de Atemajac) in Mexico said: “The programme aimed to build cultural awareness, improve Spanish and create awareness about business between Mexico and the UK. I attended lectures and workshops at UNIVA in Guadalajara, but also visited interesting places that helped me to contextualise the learnings with reality.” Robert went on to say “Overall, the program exceeded its objectives - I have developed intercultural awareness, adaptability, improved my networking and communication skills, and simply enjoyed my time in Mexico.” 

We are delighted to see the number of students opting for semester and yearlong study abroad has been increasing steadily. Those students will also be going to partner universities across the globe with the help of the Turing scheme funding.

If students or staff require further information please contact the Study Abroad Team.

For student information and application to participate please go to the Student Portal

For staff information and International Mobility Team contact, please go to our page on the Staff Intranet

Current students should submit an enquiry via the 'Help and Support' section of your Student Portal. You are current student if you have recently enrolled or have been sent an email about enrolment. To access your Student Portal you will need to have enrolled on your programme first.




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