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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. Applications for 2022-23 are now closed.

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.

The Turing Scheme Logo

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."

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 application window for Turing Scheme funding for the academic year 2022/23 is now closed. Details of how to apply for funding for 2023/24 will be released in early autumn 2023

The funding available is extremely limited and not everybody who applies will be successful.

Eligibility

In order to be eligible to apply for the University of Bath’s 2022/23 Turing Scheme funding, you must:

  • be registered at the University of Bath and enrolled in studies leading to a recognised degree (all levels of study, up to and including the level of doctorate, are eligible)

  • be studying or working in person at your placement abroad (remote and virtual activities are not eligible for Turing Scheme funding)

  • be aged 18+ on departure

  • not be a national citizen of the destination country (e.g. if you are a Spanish national completing a placement in Madrid you will not qualify for funding)

  • not be already in receipt of funding from a different source to cover specific activity costs (e.g. Erasmus+, BRID fund, Mitacs, etc.), as this would result in double funding

  • not have already received Turing Scheme funding in the 2022/23 academic year

  • be undertaking a study exchange or work placement abroad lasting between 4 weeks and 12 months

  • be undertaking a study exchange or work placement abroad between 1st September 2022 and 31st August 2023 (any dates outside this window are not eligible for funding)

You do not need to be a UK national to be eligible to apply for the Scheme.

Moreover, if you previously applied for Turing Scheme funding for the 2022/23 academic year during the first call and were unsuccessful, you qualify to apply again. Please note that there is no guarantee that your application will be successful this time.

Due to funding being limited, this academic year we cannot fund double mobilities (i.e. two separate mobilities).

Funding is limited and is NOT guaranteed for all students. You must NOT rely on Turing Scheme funding, as an application to the Scheme does NOT guarantee that you will successfully receive funding, even if your application fits all the eligibility criteria listed above.

In the event of demand from students exceeding the limited amount of funding that we have left, a process of prioritising applications will be implemented when allocating grants. As part of our decision process, we may also take into account if you:

  • are from a disadvantaged background

  • have special educational needs and/or disabilities

  • have a period abroad as a compulsory part of your degree programme

  • are completing an unpaid or lower paid placement

There is no right of appeal and the University's decision is final in relation to your eligibility for an award.

For successful applicants, the funding provided is a contribution and is unlikely to cover the full costs of a mobility abroad, as shown in the table below:

Turing Scheme Grant Rates for 2022/23 Monthly Rate Country Group
Mobilities with a total duration of 4 to 8 weeks £545 1
£480 2 & 3
Mobilities with a total duration of 9 weeks to 12 months £380 1
£335 2 & 3

Please note that mobilities lasting 9 weeks to 12 months will receive the rates identified for this category for the full duration of the mobility and not the higher rates for the initial period of eight weeks.

Please check the Cost of Living Groups webpage for a full list of countries.

If successful, we will process your funding as soon as possible upon receipt of all required documentation. The issuing of funds will be split into two instalments, and it will not be immediate. Please be aware that you will not receive your first instalment until after the start of your mobility abroad and only once you have provided all the necessary arrival paperwork.

If your application is successful, you meet the disadvantaged background criteria and can provide evidence for this, you will receive an additional £110 per month to your cost-of-living grant, as well as distance-based funding to contribute towards the direct costs of travel for a placement.

Moreover, if you consider yourself to have any special educational needs or a disability, please highlight this in your application form and let the Mobility Team know at turing@bath.ac.uk, as you may be able to access further funding, however this is extremely limited and not guaranteed. Please be reminded, however, that you will need to provide suitable evidence as proof of your status.

Academic year 2023/24

The University of Bath has submitted an application for Turing Scheme funding to the UK government. We expect to find out whether our application has been successful and the amount of funding that we have been awarded in early autumn 2023.

Please keep checking this page for any updates on the application process for the 2023/24 academic year and follow our Instagram account @bathinternational, where we will announce the opening of the application process to students once it has been finalised.

Turing Scheme funding Application Form 2022/23

Download the application form

Contact us

If you have questions about the Turing Scheme, please email the International Mobility Team, and follow our Instagram account for updates.


  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