Requirements and eligibility

  • WP and non-WP Students at all levels (UG/PGT/PGR) are welcome to apply for Turing Summer Scholars.
  • Widening participation students must come under either the Turing Widening Participation criteria or alternatively, fit within ENU’s own WP criteria which you can read more about here.
  • In some cases, proof of WP status may be required.
  • Turing Summer Scholar activity must have a clear purpose/structure and fall under one of the following broad categories: Internships, Study, Summer School, Dissertation research, PG research or such like.
  • Proof of acceptance and validity at the receiving institution/employer/Supervisor must be submitted with confirmation of start and end dates included.
  • The Turing Summer Scholar scheme can provide funding for activities of a minimum of 4 weeks (28 calendar days) up to a maximum of 8 weeks.
  • The activity must commence no earlier than the end of TR2 2024 and must be completed by 31 August 2024 at the latest.
  • Open to current students and those who are due to graduate at the end of the 2023/24 academic year. Students must still be registered at Edinburgh Napier at the point of application.
  • Activities must be delivered physically – virtual/online activities do not qualify.
  • Activities undertaken in student’s main country of residence do not qualify.
  • As part of the Turing Bid, ENU were required to request funding for specific destinations and durations. Please submit your application as normal and if your destination or duration is out with the specified funding allocation we currently have, a change request to Turing may be possible to cover activities of different durations and to different destinations. Please note however, that changes are not guaranteed and therefore any approval of applications for Turing Summer Scholar funding will be 'in principle' until the Turing Scheme approves the change request.

Please email for a copy of the Turing Summer Scholars presentation which presents Turing Summer Scholar requirements in PowerPoint format and includes a list of destinations and durations we have been awarded funding for.

Before applying, please spend time looking into possible activities you can do using the destinations outlined in the presentation and the groups 1-3 destinations on the Turing website as a guide. 

All activities are subject to a satisfactory travel risk assessment.

Possible activities might include:

  • Participating in a Summer School at a European or overseas university
  • Undertaking an internship that will contribute to future employability prospects
  • Structured research visit for dissertations and theses
  • Taking an in-country language course
  • Applications must evidence that the intended activity has a clear alignment to, and enhancement of academic and/or graduate employability objectives


Turing Grant rates

It is important to note that the Turing Summer Scholars funding is only a contribution to costs. Applicants need to ensure they have considered the full cost of their activity carefully and must be able to self-fund any costs above and beyond the Turing Grant rates. The current award levels of the Turing Summer Scholars scheme are as follows:

For placements with a total duration of four to eight weeks:

  • £545 per month (equal to £136.25 per week to Group 1 destinations)
  • £480 per month (equal to £120 per week to Group 2 and 3 destinations)

To view which countries fall under groups 1 through to 3, please visit the Turing website here and maximise group 1, 2 or 3 countries to see a list of countries that fall under that category.

Additional travel grants for Widening Access:

  • 10 to 99km: £20
  • 100 to 499km: £165 
  • 500 to 1999km: £250 
  • 2,000 to 2,999km: £325 
  • 3,000 to 3,999km: £480 
  • 4,000 to 7,999km: £745 
  • 8,000 to 12,000km: £905 
  • 12,000km+: £1,360

Applications for (summer 2024) Turing Summer Scholars will open on Monday 16th October and the deadline for applications is Monday 11th December. Students can apply through Find a Fund. Applications will be reviewed after the closing date and students will be contacted with an outcome of their application in the new year.