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Welsh Students to Benefit From New Study Programme

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Cardiff University, in collaboration with education and youth partners, is to develop a new international study programme for students at Welsh Universities.

The scheme is due to launch next year and is aimed at filling the gaps that the new Turing scheme will leave. The Turing programme itself is replacing the EU's Erasmus scheme, which ended as part of the Brexit deal.

The Welsh government is allocating £65m up until 2026 to the new programme, with students and staff across universities able to benefit from international exchanges in a similar way to those offered by the Erasmus+ scheme.

Dubbed the New International Learning Exchange, the programme will enable 15,000 participants from Wales to go overseas over the first four years, with 10,000 participants coming to study or work in Wales.

Welsh Institutions will still be able to participate in the newly formed Turing Scheme but the learning exchange will fill the gaps, including the commitment to long-term funding, the retention of two-way exchanges and the inclusion of youth work.

Prof Colin Riordan, Vice-Chancellor of Cardiff University, said: "We are sure that the scheme will be of huge benefit both for the learners and for raising the global profile of Wales as a connected, open and inviting country."