Government Launches Turing Scheme Website – Prepare Bids Now

Announced in December 2020, the new £110 million Turing scheme will support UK students to take advantage of the benefits of studying and working abroad from September 2021. The scheme will look to target students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

To help universities, colleges and schools to prepare for bids to open in a few weeks, the scheme has launched a new website with funding and eligibility guidance.

Funding opportunities are available for UK organisations in these sectors:

Higher education (HE)

Further education (FE) and vocational education and training (VET)


Eligible organisations can apply for funding 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.

A call for bids will be launched soon and eligible UK organisations will be able to apply for funding from March 2021. The application window will be open for six weeks.

It is expected that funding decisions will be issued in July.

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