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 the Scheme’s definition of ‘disadvantaged’, and as a result qualifying 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)
  • 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

Underrepresented students

We recognise that there are other students who may have a strong case for extra financial support that do not belong to the categories listed above. We therefore welcome applications from students from other underrepresented groups who need additional support, including:

  • Students from ethnic minority backgrounds
  • Part-time students
  • Mature students
  • Students with disabilities or mental health conditions
  • Students who are the first in their family to attend university

If you belong to one of the aforementioned categories you will need to clearly articulate your need for the additional financial support as part of your application to DMU Global. Funding cannot be guaranteed for students from these categories, but we will endeavour to support as many students as possible.

If you have any questions about the aforementioned categories and how these are assessed please email dmuglobal@dmu.ac.uk.