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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."

Turing Stories

If you benefitted from Turing Scheme funding during the academic year 2022/23 we want to hear from you! Learn more about how to share your Turing Story.

To read previous Turing Stories, please see our blog.

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.


The deadline to submit an application form for Turing Scheme funding for the academic year 2022/23 was 9am on Tuesday 8 November 2022. Any applications received after this deadline will only be considered once all applications received within the timeframe given have been processed and depending on availability of funding

Please note

Turing Scheme funding for the academic year 2022/23 is extremely limited and is NOT guaranteed. Students must NOT rely on Turing Scheme funding when budgeting for a mobility abroad. 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