Study and Work Away Service

Turing Scheme

Find out about funding for study and work abroad via the Turing Scheme.

The Turing Scheme is the UK's global programme to support study and work abroad opportunities for outbound students from the UK.  It facilitates the participation of students at UK institutions in international activities.

The Turing Scheme is externally funded by the UK Government.  UK organisations can apply each year for funding towards delivering placements and exchanges abroad for their outbound students.  Funding is limited and is awarded to applying UK institutions on an annual basis by the Department for Education, following a competitive bid process.  Universities are notified of their application outcome in the summer.

Institutions successful in their application will receive funding to distribute to eligible students with grants to help with the costs of travel and living abroad. Students eligible to receive Turing Scheme funding will be contacted directly by the Study and Work Away team. The funding is available from September.

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Turing Scheme funding for 2023/24 and 2024/25 students

Due to the reduction in overall funding available through the Turing Scheme, we will unfortunately not be able to provide funding to undergraduate students on non-mandatory exchanges or placements in 2023/24 or 2024/25, nor is there any funding available for post-graduate activity abroad.  We strongly encourage students who will not receive funding from the Turing Scheme to carefully consider how they will meet the costs involved.

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