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Turing Scheme

The Turing Scheme is the UK government's funding programme for outgoing global study or work abroad activities. The University of Oxford has secured Turing Scheme funding for specific student opportunities taking place in the 2021/22 academic year.

Turing Scheme objectives

The Turing Scheme supports student mobility for study and work, and promotes global activities in order for students to gain experience of other cultures and develop their skills. The Scheme focusses on four main objectives, as defined by the UK government: 

  • Global Britain – In line with the UK government’s vision of a Global Britain, Turing Scheme projects support high-quality placements, enhance existing partnerships and encourage the forging of new relationships across the world. 
  • Levelling up – Turing Scheme projects widen participation and support social mobility across the UK. They should help and promote equal access and opportunities to all students, learners and pupils regardless of background. 
  • Developing key skills – These projects offer unique, career-building opportunities. They give participants the hard and soft skills sought by employers, and bridge the gap between education and work. 
  • Value for UK taxpayers – These projects optimise social value in terms of potential costs, benefits and risks. 

Oxford's Turing Scheme funding in 2021/22

The University is pleased to have secured Turing Scheme funding towards living costs for specific student opportunities in the 2021/22 academic year, spanning a range of departments, with enhanced funding available for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.  Students at the University of Oxford who are undertaking international activities eligible for Turing Scheme funding will shortly be contacted  with further details about their entitlement. More information will also be added to this webpage once the University’s arrangements for the scheme are finalised.

Outgoing students undertaking compulsory study placements will continue to benefit from the longstanding arrangements in place with our European partner institutions, as we continue to operate bilateral partnerships and to welcome incoming exchange students to Oxford, alongside the Turing scheme.

Funding for future academic years

Turing Scheme funding has currently been secured for the 2021/22 academic year only. The University plans to bid for further funding at the next available opportunity in order to support future academic years, and will update this page as information becomes available.

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