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The Turing Scheme

The UK's Global Study and Work Abroad Programme

The Turing Scheme is the UK’s global programme to study and work abroad as a students. It was launched in 2021 to replace the Erasmus+ programme, which the UK has left following its departure from the EU.

Supporting the government’s Global Britain objectives, the Turing Scheme unlocks the opportunity for UK organisations to offer life-changing experiences across the world by providing funding to study or gain work experience abroad for the 2022-23 academic year.  

This funding allows the University of Cumbria to provide our students with the chance to develop new skills, gain vital international experience and boost your employability. You can also develop a wide range of soft skills, language skills and a better understanding of other cultures.

What does the Scheme offer me?

The Turing Scheme provides universities with funding to offer grants to students to carry out an approved study or work placement anywhere in the world*.

The University of Cumbria has received Turing Scheme funding that can be offered to students who wish to undertake a study or work placement at one of our partner institutions

Your international study or work placement must last for a minimum of four weeks and a maximum of 12 months. It can be a part of your degree or a co-curricular activity (for example a summer school, internship or volunteering).

If you have special educational needs and/or a disability the Turing Scheme provides additional funding. There is also additional funding for disadvantaged students (eligibility criteria for this is set by the UK government).

If you want to find out more details about the Scheme, please email

Turing Scheme Funding for Cumbria students 2022/23

Funding for up to 50 places is available for Cumbria students and recent graduates (i.e. students who graduated in 2022) to take part in an approved study, volunteering or work placement in 2022-2023.

If you would like to view a short presentation on the opportunities available in 2022-23 and the partners the University of Cumbria is working with, please click here: Turing Scheme overview for 2022-23 students.pptx.

If you would like to apply for Turing funding for 2022-23, please apply through the Turing Scheme Application Form 2023.

*For details or queries contact the Cumbria Turing Scheme Adminstrator, Ian Winters on +44 1228 242947 or email

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