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About the Turing Scheme

The Turing Scheme is the UK government’s global programme to study and work abroad. The scheme provides funding for international opportunities in education and training across the world. Supporting the government’s Global Britain objectives, the Turing Scheme unlocks the opportunity for UK organisations to offer life-changing experiences across the world for their students, learners and pupils.

Funding is open to UK and British Overseas Territories organisations from across the education and training sector through higher education, further or vocational education and training, and schools projects. Eligible organisations can apply for funding through the Turing Scheme for projects that offer the opportunity to study or gain work experience abroad for the 2022-23 academic year.  

This funding allows organisations to provide students, learners and pupils with the chance to develop new skills, gain vital international experience and boost their employability. They can also develop a wide range of soft skills, language skills and a better understanding of other cultures. Organisations can build relationships with international peers and gain fresh ideas.  

The Turing Scheme will contribute to the UK Government’s commitment to a Global Britain, by helping organisations enhance their existing international ties and forge new relationships around the world.  

Our objectives

To meet our aims as a global education and training programme, Turing Scheme funded projects must focus on four main objectives.

  1. Global Britain – In line with the UK Government’s vision of a Global Britain, Turing Scheme projects support high-quality placements, enhance existing partnerships and encourage the forging of new relationships across the world. 
  2. Levelling up – Turing Scheme projects widen participation and support social mobility across the UK. They should help and promote equal access and opportunities to all students, learners and pupils regardless of background. 
  3. Developing key skills – These projects offer unique, career-building opportunities. They give participants the hard and soft skills sought by employers, and bridge the gap between education and work. 
  4. Value for UK taxpayers – These projects optimise social value in terms of potential costs, benefits and risks. 

Deadlines and programme cycle

  • The Turing Scheme portal opened for registration – Monday 28 February 2022
  • The Turing Scheme application form went live – Thursday 31 March 2022
  • The Turing Scheme application closes – 4:00pm Friday 29 April 2022
  • Assessment of application outcomes announced – end of June 2022

Visit our Cymraeg page to read key information about the Turing Scheme in Welsh.

Latest news

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Applications for the 2022-23 Turing Scheme are now closed

Applications for the 2022-23 Turing Scheme are now closed

Applications to the Turing Scheme for the 2022-23 academic year have now closed.

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