Turing Scheme Widening Participation Funding

DMU receives funding via the Turing Scheme to specifically support students from disadvantaged and underrepresented backgrounds to participate on overseas opportunities that last between 4 weeks and 12 months.

Provided below are the categories of students that meet our definition of ‘disadvantaged’, informed by the guidelines provided by the Turing Scheme. Students that meet a minimum of one of the criteria listed below will qualify for additional funding as outlined on the DMU Global opportunity advert:

  • Students with low household income or low socio-economic status (including those with an annual household income of £25,000 or less) or have previously been eligible for free school meals
  • Students receiving Universal Credit or income-related benefits because they are financially supporting themselves or financially supporting themselves and someone who is dependent on them and living with them, such as a child or partner
  • Students who are care-experienced
  • Students who have caring responsibilities
  • Neither of the students’ parents can be found or it is not reasonably practicable to get in touch with either of them (estranged students)
  • Refugees and asylum seekers
  • Students with disabilities or mental health conditions
  • Students who are the first in their family to attend university
  • Those from areas where participation in higher education is low, with home address that fall within quintile 1 or 2 as per the Office for Students postcode data
  • Mature students

If you are unsure whether you qualify for additional funding or have questions on the aforementioned categories and how they are assessed please email dmuglobal@dmu.ac.uk.


Please note, that if DMU doesn’t hold existing data related to the aforementioned categories, students cannot be considered for the additional funding. This may impact international students, as DMU will use UCAS and Student Finance data to verify eligibility.