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International Student Office


Turing Scheme 

The Turing Scheme is the UK government’s global mobility programme, providing funding for students to gain international experience and develop a wide range of skills and a better understanding of other cultures.  

The Turing Scheme focuses on four main objectives:  

  • Global Britain – In line with the UK Government’s vision of a Global Britain, Turing Scheme supports student mobility which will enhance existing partnerships and encourage the forging of new relationships across the world.  
  • Levelling up – Turing Scheme projects widen participation and support social mobility.  
  • Developing key skills – Offer unique, career-building opportunities giving participants the hard and soft skills sought by employers, and bridge the gap between education and work.  
  • Value for UK taxpayers – Activities should optimise social value in terms of potential costs, benefits and risks.   

Institutions are required to bid for Turing Scheme funding for specific activities. Students cannot apply directly for funding themselves. Eligible Cambridge students will be informed by their Faculty or Department if they will be receiving funding under the Turing Scheme.

The Delivery Partner for the Turing Scheme is Capita, working on behalf of the Department for Education. The overall national budget is limited and funding is not guaranteed.