The Turing Scheme; everything you need to know about your grant

Find out about payments, additional funding, repayment and more.

When are payments made? 

Cost of Living Grants 

Cost of Living Grants are usually paid in two instalments. The first payment will be paid once all necessary start-of-placement documentation has been completed, and this will be for approximately 70% of the grant for the total duration of your placement.  

The second instalment, which will be for the remaining 30% of your grant, will be paid at the end of your placement once we have received your Certificate of Attendance and Turing Scheme Feedback form.  

Please read the Participant To-Do list for more information on payment timelines.  

Travel Grant (only applicable to students who qualify for the URB Grant)  

For students on 4-8 week placements, the Travel grant will be paid up to four weeks before your placement starts where possible. For students on longer placements, the Travel grant will usually be paid together with your first Cost of Living instalment.  

Additional Funding for Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND)

If you are eligible for SEND funding, this will be paid at appropriate times after your eligibility has been verified.  

Funding will be paid to students directly or to the organisation providing the support (e.g., Disability Services, an external provider or your host placement provider). 

I started my placement before submitting my application form. Am I eligible to receive funding for the time I spent on placement prior to submitting my application? 

If you started your placement before applications for 2023/24 Turing Scheme funding opened, you will be eligible to receive funding from your start-of-placement date, or from September 1st if your placement started before this date. 

What happens if I need to study or work remotely?  

The Turing Scheme is unable to offer funding for remote placements. If your host institution has switched to remote learning/ working, please contact your Activity Lead and the Turing team as soon as possible so that we can advise you on the next steps.  

What do I do if my placement has been cancelled/ I am unable to travel abroad? 

Please contact your Activity Lead and the Turing team as soon as possible so that we can advise you on the next steps.  

What do I do if the details of my placement have changed? E.g., change in dates/ host institution 

Please contact your Activity Lead and the Turing team as soon as possible so that your details can be updated.  

If your placement details changed before you received your first Turing instalment, the Turing team will send you a Grant Agreement Amendment and you will be asked to confirm that you agree to the terms and conditions of your new Turing Scheme Agreement.

Grant Repayment  

If your placement ends up being shorter than stated on your Grant Agreement, you will be required to pay back any grant money that has been overpaid. If that is a significant amount, the University will support you to pay it back in manageable instalments. 

Your grant agreement is legally binding and failure to pay back any overpayment may result in legal action. If you know you are going to have to make a repayment, please contact the Turing Scheme team as early as possible so that we can do our best to support you.    

Does the University Financial Assistance Fund conflict with the Turing Scheme? 

The University of Leeds’ Financial Assistance Fund (FAF) does not conflict with the Turing Scheme, which means you are eligible to apply for both.  

Contact us 

If you have further questions or need support, please contact us at

Please communicate with the Turing team using your Leeds email account and provide your Student ID number in all communications.