The Turing Scheme; application process and participant to-do list

The Turing Scheme offers a generous non-repayable funding opportunity; however, you must meet specific requirements to receive and keep funding. Details on paperwork and payment timelines are provided below.  

Application Process

  1. Apply for your placement through the activity area that supports your international activity 

The *Activity Leads from each of the activity areas will forward the placement details of eligible and selected participants to the Turing team. Application forms will be sent out to participants’ Leeds email account. It is the responsibility of the student to submit the application form by the given deadline. Students will have an opportunity to declare eligibility for the Underrepresented Background grant on the form (if applicable).  

Please note that funding is limited. If there are more applicants than funding available, you will receive further information about the selection process from the relevant Activity Lead. 

*Activity Leads manage your activity area. There are 6 activity areas funded by the Turing Scheme: Study Abroad, Work Placements, Postgraduate Research, Volunteering, Summer Schools and Medical Electives. The contact details of each Activity Lead can be found at the bottom of this webpage. 

  1. Complete the risk assessment process relevant for your international activity 

You will be advised by your Activity Lead (not the Turing team) about the risk assessment process you need to follow for your international placement. If you have any questions about this process, please contact your Activity Lead.  

Please engage with the risk assessment process early as your Activity Lead may request that you make amendments before they can approve the documentation. Your risk assessment must be approved before the start of your placement to receive and retain your Turing grant. 

  1. Submit the Turing Scheme application form and declare your eligibility for the Underrepresented Background grant (if applicable) 

Eligible and selected participants will receive an application form via email from the Turing Scheme team. 

  1. Review and accept the terms and conditions of your Turing Scheme grant, as stated on your Grant Agreement   

Provided that your Turing Scheme application is successful, you will receive a personalised Grant Agreement via email within 3 weeks of submitting your Turing application form. Please make sure that you read the details of this document carefully, specifically looking at your start and end of placement dates, before accepting the terms and conditions. If your placement dates change after you have submitted your terms and conditions form, please inform the Turing team so that your Turing record can be updated. 

  1. Upload your bank details to Minerva   

Please upload your bank details as soon as you receive your Turing Scheme Grant Agreement so that your payments can be made on time. 

  1. Upload your Proof of Arrival documentation 

Certificate of Arrival template 

Proof of arrival must include your full name, date of arrival and the name of your host institution or country. Acceptable documentation includes boarding passes, or a letter signed by your host institution to confirm your arrival. If submitting a letter, please use the template linked above. Please keep hold of your boarding passes as we may request this evidence from you later.  

Participants To-Do List

The section below explains all the necessary documentation that needs to be submitted prior to each Turing payment.  

You must be signed into your University of Leeds email account to access all Turing Scheme forms.  

PLEASE provide your correct Student ID number on all Turing Scheme forms. Your form responses will not be received if your ID number is incorrect. Please double check the number on your University of Leeds ID card before submitting each form.  

Start of Placement

The Turing Scheme application form and personal Grant Agreement discussed below will be sent directly to eligible participants’ Leeds email account.

Travel Grant (URB students only) 

To receive your Travel grant, you must: 

  • Completed the Turing Scheme application form  

  • Agreed to the terms and conditions of your Grant Agreement  

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.  

First Cost of Living grant (70%) 

To receive your first Cost of Living grant, you must: 

  1. Complete the Turing Scheme application form 

  1. Agree to the terms and conditions of your Grant Agreement 

  1. Submit a satisfactory risk assessment 
    For students on placements longer than 8 weeks, your risk assessment must be fully approved before your payment can be processed. 

  1. Upload Proof of Arrival  

Certificate of Arrival template  
For students on 4-8 week placements, first Cost of Living grants will be paid up to one week before your start date where possible. Please remember to submit your Proof of Arrival once you have arrived in your host country to retain your Turing grant. 

End of Placement

Final Cost of Living grant (30%) 

To receive your final Cost of Living instalment, you must:  

  1.  Upload Certificate of Attendance [PDF] 

Certificate of Attendance template 

Please ask a member of staff from your host institution to sign, date and stamp the Certificate of Attendance template linked above.  

IMPORTANT: Please read carefully 

Certificates of Attendance must be signed no earlier than one week before the end of your placement.   

The deadline for submitting your Certificate of Attendance is two weeks after the end of your placement. If your placement ends after August 9th, you must submit your Certificate of Attendance by August 23rd 2024. This means that all students must submit their Certificate of Attendance no later than August 23rd 2024. Please refer to your Turing Scheme Grant Agreement if you are unsure about the end date of your placement.   

It is your responsibility to have your Certificate of Attendance signed by your host institution before you leave your host country. 

It is your responsibility to check that the dates on your certificate are correct before uploading them to the form above. The start date should be the date you started your placement in-person, including orientation period if applicable. The end date should be the date of your final exam, assignment or class. If you travel to your host country before the start of your placement, or you decide to stay in your host country after your placement has finished, these dates should not be included on your Certificate of Attendance.  

If the dates on your Certificate of Attendance are more than one week longer than the dates on your Grant Agreement, you may not be eligible to receive funding for any dates that extend beyond the duration stated on your Grant Agreement.  

  1. Agree to the Final Grant Confirmation   

This documentation will be sent to you via email within 3 weeks of submitting your Certificate of Attendance.  

  1. Submit the Turing Scheme Feedback form  

The feedback form will be linked on your Final Grant confirmation.  

If your end of placement paperwork is not submitted by the given deadlines, you may be required to repay your Turing grant in full.  

Contact Details for Activity Leads  

For questions relating to the Turing Scheme activity areas, please contact the Activity Lead from the list below. For all other Turing Scheme-related enquiries including eligibility, how to apply and funding, please email 

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