Experts find gaps in £100M UK scheme being set up to replace Erasmus+

Educators and officials have raised doubts about the feasibility of setting up an Erasmus-style university exchange programme in the UK in less than a year, after the UK government declined the opportunity to take part in the EU programme post-Brexit, causing rancour in academic circles and leading ministers to hastily publish details of a replacement scheme.

The UK’s department for education set out preliminary details of the new scheme, named after the mathematician and World War II codebreaker, Alan Turing, indicating it will offer £100 million. That will provide funding for around 35,000 students in universities, colleges and schools to go on placements and exchanges overseas, starting in September 2021, it said.

Author: Éanna Kelly


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