Turing Scheme

Turing Scheme

UPDATE: The University of Aberdeen has successfully bid for Turing funding to cover activities taking place in academic year 2021/22 and summer 2022. The results of our 2022/23 funding bid should be known by the beginning of July. Details of how students can apply for Turing funding can be found below.

Please note that the UK's participation in the Erasmus programme will continue until the end of any currently active projects. Therefore, students can continue to participate in exchange through the Erasmus Programme until May 2023, when our final project ends. 

What is the Turing Scheme?

Generally speaking, the Turing Scheme is being introduced to replace the UK's participation in the Erasmus Programme. The Scheme was launched in 2021 for an initial funding period of September 2021 to August 2022, and has subsequently been renewed for a further three years. The Scheme offers funding to UK universities to support outgoing students on study exchange and work placements abroad. There is no funding to support incoming students or incoming/outgoing staff under the Scheme, in contrast to the Erasmus Programme.

How can students access funding?

  • Students due to participate in International Exchange in 2022/23 have been emailed with a link to our Turing Funding application. If you haven't received your email, please contact GoAbroad.Outgoing@abdn.ac.uk
  • Students looking to undertake a work placement outside of Erasmus Programme countries BUT within the framework of their degree (ie Languages, Industrial Placement, Project students in Chemistry or Engineering) should contact their Go Abroad Tutor in the first instance. Your Go Abroad Tutor will notify the Go Abroad team of any eligible activities, and we will email relevant students a link to our Turing Funding application.
  • Students looking to undertake a traineeship outside of Erasmus Programme countries AND outside the framework of their degree (ie summer/graduate work placements) should email GoAbroad.Outgoing@abdn.ac.uk.
  • Students looking to undertake a summer school that is at least 14 days in duration should email GoAbroad.Outgoing@abdn.ac.uk.