About The Turing Scheme
The Turing Scheme is a UK government initiative that gives grants to students going on international placements. Turing prioritises funding for students from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in international mobility programmes.
The University of Wolverhampton has been awarded Turing funding to allocate to students going on study, work experience or volunteer placements abroad.
This is an excellent opportunity for University of Wolverhampton students and graduates to improve their academic and employability prospects by gaining valuable work experience or study in another country, as well as offering a fantastic chance to experience another culture, meet new people and make future contacts.
The Turing Scheme grants are available to support mobilities of minimum 28 days to a maximum 12 months in the academic year. Applications are now closed for Academic year 23/24 .
To apply for Turing funding you must be a current student at the University of Wolverhampton.
We consider all applications especially students who:
- are not on a degree programme that includes a year or semester abroad
- have not previously received support or funding from the University of Wolverhampton to go abroad.
- you are care-experienced (this will need to be registered with Student Finance)
- you are an estranged student (this will need to be registered with Student Finance)
- you have caring responsibilities
- you are a refugee or asylum seeker
- you receive Universal Credit (note that you must be the recipient, not a partner or family member)
- you are a mature student
- you are a Black, Asian, or Minority Ethinic student
- you are a part-time student (this does not include supplementary years)
- you have a disability or special educational need (this will need to be registered with Disability Services)
- your home address is in an area of low progression to higher education (I.e your postcode is listed as Quintile '1' or '2' on the POLAR4 measure on the POLAR checking tool )
Your chosen study, work or volunteer opportunity must:
- be at least 4 weeks long
- not be in your home country
- must take place in-person (hybrid or remote positions will not be considered)
For further Information please visit Turing Scheme Participant Information.
We also recommend visiting the University’s Careers and Employability Service. Our Careers Advisors can give support and advice with your CV, covering letter and interview skills. You can also make use of the resources or make an appointment on Career Space on the WLV website or on your WLV App.
Applications are now closed for all Turing Scheme Applications.
For applicants that have applied for Summer 23 International Mobilities, applications will now be sifted and reviewed by the Board of Fees and Bursaries. You will be advised of the outcome by email at the end of April 2023.
For applicants that have applied for International Mobilities for the next Academic year 23/24, applications will now be reviewed by Turing Scheme Board. You will be advised of the outcome by email at the end of July 23.
Where can I go with the Turing Scheme?
The Turing Scheme is fully international and allows participants to travel anywhere in the world, as long as foreign travel advice provided by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) (available here) is adhered to. Students, learners and pupils should contact their education provider to find out what funding is available via the Turing Scheme.
How do I find a suitable study or placement opportunity?
The University of Wolverhampton does not source a traineeship for you. Rather this is an opportunity to receive additional funding for an eligible traineeship which you have researched and secured independently.
For tips on sourcing a traineeship, see our list of suggested websites below for you to begin your traineeship search. When considering potential opportunities, please bear in mind the funding criteria.
- EURES platform
- Go Abroad
How much will Turing give me towards my mobility?
To be eligible for funding via the Turing Scheme, traineeships must:
- take place in an eligible destination country, ie that is safe for travel according to the UK's Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Officer. You cannot receive funding for traineeships taking place in the UK or in your home country.
- be at least 30 days duration.
- be full-time, applicable to the type of work
- be relevant to your subject area.
Study exchange and traineeship opportunities can be funded under the UK Government's new Turing Scheme. Please see the Turing Scheme website for the latest grant rates. You should note that additional funding is available for students from low-income backgrounds, and for students with additional support needs.