The Turing Scheme

This page is intended to provide information about the future of the Erasmus+ programme and the UKs participation

The New Turing Scheme

The UK government has launched a new scheme to replace Erasmus+ for UK institutions, the Turing scheme, named after Alan Turing - British code breaker and mathematician. The scheme will provide £110 million in funding for 35,000 students from schools, colleges and universities across the UK to go on placements abroad between September 2021 and August 2022, with additional support for students from more disadvantaged backgrounds.

Student mobility is an important part of our global strategy as a university, and we are committed to providing a range of opportunities for our students to broaden their university experience by going abroad. University College London has submitted an institutional application to the new Turing Scheme to seek to provide support and funding for study and work abroad placements for our students within that framework. Any funding made available through the Turing Scheme will work in conjunction with our existing Erasmus+ projects in 2021-22. UCL’s existing Erasmus+ projects will end in May 2023. Future funding for the Turing scheme will be subject to future UK government Spending Reviews.

Under the Turing Scheme, UK organisations with successful applications will receive funding towards delivering placements and exchanges. This will include providing participants with grants to help cover travel expenses and costs of living, and administrative funding for delivering the projects. The student grant rates provided are set by the Turing scheme and will be broadly in line with what has been on offer under Erasmus+. More information on grants rates can be found here.

Universities will be notified of the results of their applications over the summer – students do not apply to the scheme directly.

More details will be published here when they become available.

To find out more about the Turing scheme visit the new Turing website here.