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The Turing Scheme

Find out all about the Turing Scheme and whether you could get support to study or work internationally.

The Turing Scheme is the UK Government's programme to support international study and work opportunities abroad. It provides funding to travel all over the world to a host of international institutions and training providers.

Launched in 2021, The Turing Scheme affords students the opportunity to travel to gain life-changing international experience, develop new skills, boost their employability and immerse themselves into a different culture.

About the Turing Scheme


The Turing Scheme is a fully international scheme which allows participants to travel anywhere in the world and is open to students of all nationalities studying at UK institutions.

The scheme supports placements ranging from 1 month to 12 months.

The Turing Scheme was named in honour of the renowned scientist Alan Turing. Alan Turing was a pioneering and iconic British mathematician and computer scientist of global renown. An internationalist, he excelled academically and studied abroad at Princeton University.

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Our student's experience


Donatella Abba, University of Bath student, describes her study abroad experience as the "best experience of [her] life".1

"Moving and studying abroad is a breath of fresh air - it completely opens your eyes. It reminds you there is more to the world out there than your home country and university life.

Going on exchange makes it remarkably easy to meet likeminded individuals, you immediately have in common the interest in travel and experiencing new things. It also means that I not only learnt about Finnish culture but also about the culture of countries all over Europe, you are in the same boat as hundreds of other international students all taking part in this exchange together."

Donatella Abba, University of Bath student, enjoying her study abroad placement

Gain employability skills


A placement abroad can give you the opportunity to work in or learn more about your area of study, but it can also provide you with the soft skills which can increase your employability. Students on international study or work placements have the opportunity to develop their communication and problem solving skills, as well as confidence and creativity, all skills which can make you more attractive to future employers.

"Evidence shows that students who have international experience tend to do better academically and in employment, and the benefits are greatest for those who are least advantaged" - Vivienne Stern, Universities UK International Director 2

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Funding

The Turing Scheme supports students by providing funding to help cover some of the costs of living, studying and working abroad.


The funding that will be provided to successful applicants will contribute towards the general cost of living abroad. Grants may not cover the full costs of the placement.

The amount of funding available depends on the destination country and the length of placement.

For information about what funding is available, please see our Frequently Asked Questions webpage.


How to Apply

Find out how to apply for Turing Scheme funding.


Applications for Turing Scheme funding for the academic year 2021/2022 are now closed.

Applications for Turing Scheme funding for the academic year 2022/23 are not open yet.

They are dependent on the University of Bath having an institutional funding bid accepted by the British Government, and we do not expect to have any updates on this until July 2022 at the earliest.

Once the application process for 2022/23 opens, applicants will be required to complete an application form, listing full details of the proposed study exchange or work placement abroad. To request an application form, please contact turing@bath.ac.uk. In the email, please provide a brief overview of your placement including university or organisation, country, and dates of placement.

Applicants should not apply for funding until the placement has been secured.

Please see our FAQs page for information about eligibility.

Please note

An application does not guarantee funding. Students may be eligible to apply for the Scheme but this does not mean that their application will be successful.

Contact us

If you have questions about the Turing Scheme, please email the International Mobility Team.


  1. Donatella Abba went on an Erasmus+ funded study placement in 2020.

  2. New Turing scheme to support thousands of students to study and work abroad