Top Tips for a Successful Turing Scheme Application

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The Turing Scheme is the UK government’s programme to provide funding for international opportunities in education and training across the world. It supports Global Britain by providing an opportunity for UK organisations from the higher education, further education, vocational education and training and schools sectors to offer their students, learners and pupils life-changing experiences to study or work abroad.Here are some useful tips for a successful application:

  • Read the Programme Guide: Download the Programme Guide and read it thoroughly. These guides provide all the information you need to check your eligibility for funding and find out full details on how to apply. Make sure to make good use of this information and all of the other application support resources available from The Turing Scheme website.
  • Know Your Priorities: Use the time between now and the application opening date to plan your application and identify your mobility groups. Make sure you know where you are going, what you want to do when you get there, and how this will benefit your pupils, learners or students. When writing your application responses, consider how the priorities you wish to address can be made to fit with the qualitative criteria outlined in the Programme Guide.
  • Plan Ahead: Don’t leave the writing of your Turing Scheme application until the last minute. Set aside time to collaborate with colleagues and host partner organisations to create a realistic plan that will deliver your project objectives.
  • Structure Your Thinking: Writing a subheading to introduce different sections within each of your answers will help assessors follow your narrative. It will also prevent you from repeating yourself or otherwise wasting those 500 words!
  • Work Smartly: If there is information you would like to provide that you think is relevant to more than one application section, cross reference it instead of copying and pasting the same text multiple times.
  • Don’t Submit Until You are Ready: The Turing Scheme will only take one submission per project, so don’t submit your application until you are sure that you have provided all of the information you need to make your case.
  • Submit On Time: The Turing Scheme will not accept applications beyond the closing date.