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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 2021-22 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.  

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Our objectives

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

Deadlines and programme cycle

The application deadlines have now passed. The deadlines were:

  • HE funding – Wednesday 21 April, 4.00pm
  • FE and VET funding – Friday 7 May, 12.00 noon
  • Schools funding – Friday 7 May, 12.00 noon

The first funded placements will begin at the start of the 2021-22 academic year.

Should we find that there is sufficient funding available after the first round of applications, we will consider opening for applications a second time.

If COVID-19 persists into Autumn 2021 and beyond we will consider funding alternative contingency arrangements.

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

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