Life-changing, global experiences with the Turing Scheme

Turing Scheme, the UK's global programme to study and work abroad

We’re delighted to announce the University of Surrey’s £1.7m government grant for the Turing Scheme and want you to know how to get the most out of it at GSA.

What is the Turing Scheme?

The scheme offers students in the current 2021/22 academic year and 2021 graduates the chance to take part in a four week to 12-month study placement or summer school abroad.

Funded by a generous government grant, we’re able to support students financially in gaining real-life, global experiences.

Who is it for?

Calling all undergraduates, postgraduates, and recent graduates. If you’re looking to attend a summer school abroad or if you’re a BA Theatre Production or MA Stage & Production Management student looking for a study placement abroad, the Turing Scheme is there to help you.

Turing is also inclusive of part-time, distance learning and international students registered to study at the University of Surrey. 

Note that there is additional support available for widening participation students, those with special educational needs and those with disabilities.

Why should I take part?

Imagine being able to go abroad, experience a new culture and gain fresh ideas, all whilst gaining valuable work experience and improving your employability. This is your perfect opportunity.

What’s better is that summer school placements can be in any discipline. If you’re looking to widen your experience and knowledge across the industry, this is your chance to do so in a global setting.

At GSA, we strive to help our students reach their dreams and find success – whatever that looks like. The Turing Scheme is here to help us, help you.

How do I apply?

You can apply any time throughout the year, but placements must be taken and completed by August 2022.

If you’re a BA Theatre Production or MA Stage & Production Management student looking to complete your study placement abroad:

If you’re a PGR student looking for a placement abroad:

If you’re looking to attend a summer school between June and August 2022 (after teaching block 3):

  • Begin by researching the best overseas options for you
  • Put forward any suggestions to your personal tutor
  • After approval from your personal tutor, request a link to the application form by emailing with Pippa Treharne, GSA Operations & Engagement Manager, on CC

If you’re a recent graduate looking to attend a work placement within 12 months of graduating:


We can’t wait to support you in your life-changing, global experience.