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Cost of living groups

Under the Turing Scheme, UK organisations with successful applications will receive funding towards delivering overseas placements. This includes providing participants with grants to help cover the general costs of living while they are abroad.

The amount of funding provided towards the cost of living for each participant will vary depending on the sector and destination country/territory.

Destination countries/territories will be grouped into three categories:

  • Group 1 (high cost of living)
  • Group 2 (medium cost of living)
  • Group 3 (lower cost of living)

Below you can find details of which countries/territories are in each group. Find out more about the rates of funding for each group by visiting the funding opportunities page.

  • Group 1
  • Group 2
  • Group 3
  • American Samoa
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Bermuda
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Cook Islands, Tokelau and Niue
  • Cuba
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Kiribati
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • North America not otherwise specified
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Puerto Rico
  • Samoa
  • Solomon Islands
  • Switzerland
  • Tonga
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • United States
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Africa not otherwise specified
  • Andorra
  • Antarctica and Oceania not otherwise specified
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Brazil
  • British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT)
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Bulgaria
  • Canary Islands
  • Caribbean not otherwise specified
  • Central America not otherwise specified
  • Croatia
  • Curaçao
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Egypt
  • Estonia
  • Europe not otherwise specified
  • European Union not otherwise specified
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Côte D’Ivoire
  • South Korea
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Martinique
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • North Macedonia
  • Norway
  • The Occupied Palestinian Territories
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Georgia and The South Sandwich Islands
  • Spain
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and The Grenadines
  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Sweden
  • Turkey
  • Uruguay
  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brunei
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Eswatini
  • Ethiopia
  • Fiji
  • The Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Jamaica
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lebanon
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Macao
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Namibia
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Nigeria
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Qatar
  • Russia
  • Rwanda
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vietnam
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
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