Why Take Part in a Turing Scheme Programme?

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The Turing Scheme enables UK organisations to offer life-changing experiences abroad for their participants to develop personally and academically. It also supports schools, colleges, and higher education institutions to build on and forge new relationships across the world.

Receiving Turing funding to study or carry out a work placement abroad helps participants develop transferable skills, gain vital international experience, and broaden their horizons. They develop cultural awareness and become more open-minded. It is also a great addition to their CV, helping them to stand out in the global job market and boost their employability. Students, pupils, and learners always return more motivated, independent, and confident, having improved their language skills, as well as having gained an international network of friends.  

As per the Erasmus+ programme, schools, colleges, and higher education providers apply for funding for projects on behalf of their pupils, students, and learners. If you are based in one of these organisations you may be eligible to take part. It doesn’t matter if you are a full or part time student.

According to the UK Government website, participating in a Turing Scheme mobility gives you the chance to develop new skills, gain vital international experience and boost your employability. You could also develop professional practice, a wider range of soft skills and language skills. You build relationships with international peers and gain fresh ideas along with a better understanding of other cultures

Who Can Take Part


  • Higher Education  (HE)  students - with the ability to study in another university or gain valuable international work experience through a traineeship in an organisation abroad, across the world. 
  • Apprentices and Learners in Further Education (FE) and Vocational Education and Training (VET)– taking part in short or long-term traineeships abroad or learn at a partner FE or VET provider.
  • Recent HE and VET graduates (including former apprentices) - carrying out a traineeship abroad within 12 months of graduating.
  • Those not in permanent education or training - if you are re-training or upskilling through a college or school, you could take part in a traineeship abroad.
  • School pupils - study abroad in a partner school or organisation on short and long-term placements. Short-term placements are for pupils of any age, but pupils must be accompanied by school staff. Long-term placements are open to pupils aged at least 14.


So now you have more information about the importance of the new Turing Scheme for UK students. Further information can be found in our blog “How an Erasmus+ or Turing Scheme internship shapes your career”. If you want to learn what benefits you will receive through an internship abroad read our blog “7 Most Beneficial Things Gained Through Erasmus+ or Turing Programmes