In 2024/25, the Turing Scheme, the flagship UK mobility programme, is set to undergo significant changes to its structure. These changes aim to refresh the programme’s objectives and bring about a more inclusive and impactful experience for students.

As we gear up for the new application cycle, we have summarised the key updates and changes expected for this year’s scheme.

Three New Aims Introduced

The Turing Scheme’s primary mission remains focused on enhancing skills and opportunities for students. However, in the upcoming cycle, there will be an increased emphasis on enhancing skills, advancing social justice and ensuring value for money. This means that the selection criteria for applications will consider students from disadvantaged and underrepresented backgrounds more prominently.

New Application Assessment Questions and Criteria

To support the programme’s refreshed objectives, new application assessment questions and criteria will be introduced. These changes are designed to evaluate the delivery plans that underpin placements, ensuring that they align with the desired outcomes. There will also be supplementary marks for providers who demonstrate their involvement of apprentices and offer placements with a positive environmental impact.

The New Guide: Guidance for Applicants

To help applicants navigate these changes, a new guide will be issued when the applications open in early February. This guide will provide detailed information on the updated application process, criteria, and assessment questions. Applicants should carefully review this guide to ensure they are well-prepared to submit their bid.

Direct Administration by the Department for Education

Another significant change in the programme’s structure is the direct administration by the Department for Education. In previous years, the administration was handled by Capita. This shift aims to streamline the process and ensure better coordination and efficiency.

Join the Global School Alliance webinar on 18th January at 4pm to learn more.