Getting Your Turing Scheme Application Together and Getting it Marked

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The British government has approved tens of thousands of applications for a new study abroad programme which launched after the UK left the EU’s Erasmus+ programme following Brexit.
Some 40,000 applicants were approved for the first year of The Turing Scheme, named after the famous British mathematician, Alan Turing. Under The Turing Scheme, students at university will be able to study in European universities and, unlike Erasmus+, in other countries outside of Europe such as Canada, Japan and the USA.

To take part in The Turing Scheme higher education (HE) projects, you will need to meet certain criteria. In this section, you will find information on which organisations and participants can take part, the length of the projects and the types of activities offered.

The key to success is understanding what happens during the application process and making sure your application meet the criteria of The Turing Scheme.

The mechanics are easy.

The application process is a straightforward online system that stores your answers as you build your proposal. With the application process taken care of, writing your application to maximise the chances of it being accepted becomes paramount.

The questions are focused on ensuring your project meets the key aims of the Scheme. These themes are:

  • International Engagement (Global Britain) – There are 4 questions in this section worth 20% of your project score.
  • Levelling-up – There are 2 questions in this section. These are worth 30% of your project score.
  • Positive Impact and Value for Money – There are 5 questions worth a further 30% of your project score.

Programme Design and Monitoring

The application will also ask two questions (worth the remaining 20% of your total score) based around the design and implementation of your project. This section will also give you an opportunity to explain any quality monitoring and assurance measures you put in place. Any of the questions that require a narrative answer have a 500-word limit.

You are encouraged to cross-link or refer to previous answers, if you feel information already given elsewhere is relevant.

The Turing Scheme applications for the 2022-2023 academic year will be assessed by independent assessors, managed by the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU). All applications are double-marked; discrepancies are addressed by senior assessors and a proportion of applications are additionally quality checked.