Study a degree at Leeds University Business School

Students from over 75 different countries study with us each year

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About us

Leeds University Business School boasts a growing number of international accolades which reflect the excellent teaching and learning experience the School has to offer and our commitment to your future career. We are a triple accredited, world ranked and award winning business school. We feature highly in the Complete University Guide, The Guardian University Guide and get some of the highest student satisfaction scores on the National Student Survey.

At postgraduate level, as well as being ranked in the Top 10 business schools for research in the UK (REF 2014), two of our postgraduate programmes; The Leeds MBA and MSc International Business feature in the prestigious Financial Times Global Rankings.

Many of our programmes are professionally accredited and informed by the Business School’s partnerships with major global corporations. Our accreditations and rankings are a testament, not only to the quality of our education, but also act as a guarantee that your lecturers and professors will be highly qualified, with a wide range of direct business experience and research interests, meaning that your degree with us will be sought after by employers worldwide.


Leeds University Business School typically awards up to £1m annually in scholarships for exceptional students.

At Leeds University Business School we are fully aware that one of the major barriers to study in the UK is finance, therefore we offer a number of scholarships to the most talented candidates. Find out more about our undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA scholarships. 

We have a number of scholarships that are specifically for African students:

Undergraduate Scholarships

Business School International Scholarships for nationals of Kenya and Nigeria

What is it?

An award of £2,500 per year for each standard year of study towards the cost of fees for nationals of Kenya and Nigeria

Who qualifies?

There are up to 4 scholarships available; 2 per country. All self-funding applicants who are nationals of Kenya and Nigeria who apply for an undergraduate course at Leeds University Business School and are classed as international for fee purposes will be considered with the exception of applicants progressing from NCUK programmes; the University of Leeds International Foundation Year and the Leeds International Study Centre Foundation Year. Dedicated scholarships are available for applicants progressing from these programmes.

How do I apply?

In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must be currently holding a conditional or unconditional offer for 2017 entry. Candidates are required to submit an application form. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 31 May 2017.

When will I be told if I am successful?

Applications will be considered on the basis of the application form and be awarded conditional upon you exceeding the conditions of your offer. Applicants will receive the outcome of this first stage by Friday 16 June 2017.

The award of the scholarship will be confirmed by the Admissions team by Friday 1 September 2017.

Postgraduate Scholarships

Masters in Economics African Excellence Scholarship

What is it?
One full fee scholarship for an African student.

Who qualifies?
A particularly deserving African applicant wishing to undertake the following Masters programmes in 2017/2018:

To be considered for the scholarship you must:

  • Hold a conditional or unconditional offer for the relevant Masters programme for 2017/2018.
  • Be considered a national of a country in the African Union
  • Demonstrate an excellent academic track record
  • Show excellent professional and personal skills evidenced through work experience and/or extra-curricular activities.

How do I apply?
You can apply for this scholarship by downloading the application form and following the instructions.

What’s the deadline?
30 April 2017, 23:59 (UK Time) 

When will I find out?
Successful applicants can expect to be notified of the outcome of their scholarship application within four weeks of the deadline. Successful applicants must accept their scholarship within two weeks of receiving the scholarship offer.

*students who are considered to be “International” for fee purposes.

Find out more about the degrees that we offer


Leeds University Business School is one of the most popular business schools in the UK to study a degree. This is because many of our degrees feature in the top 10 in the UK in both the Time and Guardian University guides, as well as receiving exceptional feedback from our students in the National Student Survey.

Find out more about our degrees, our entry requirements and how to apply.

Some students may also need to study a foundation year before coming to study at Leeds University Business School. 


In an increasingly competitive global job market, a Masters degree from Leeds University Business School equips you with the academic and professional skills you need to enhance your career development.

We make sure you're prepared for a successful future by integrating skills development into all aspects of the course. You'll focus on skills such as leadership, critical analysis and problem-solving, as well as develop and practice professional skills, such as teamwork, communication skills and intercultural understanding. You'll take part in group projects with students from a range of cultural backgrounds, simulating the international situations you are likely to experience in your career.

Find out more about our degreesour entry requirements and how to apply.


The traditional MBA is a well-recognised academic degree for managers and professionals with work experience. But now the world is more connected, more challenging and dynamic. Employers want more from their managers – not simply knowledge and strategic thinking, but also leadership skills, commitment and creativity. The FT ranked full-time MBA programme not only integrates business and management theory with practice, but it also puts great emphasis on your personal and professional development.We have worked with our Leaders in Residence to develop an MBA that stretches you academically but also builds in you the key qualities expected of leaders including commercial awareness, interpersonal skills, a genuine depth of understanding of the fundamental business functions and a critical and questioning outlook.

The programme features a set of challenges that allow you to apply what you have learned to significant business issues and for many of our students the MBA Project is the most exciting and rewarding part of their MBA experience.

Find out more about The Leeds MBA, our entry requirements and how to apply

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If you can't meet us in your country you can sign up to our undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA newsletters and we will let you know more about future visits and events. 

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If you can't meet us in your country you can join one of our undergraduate, postgraduate, MBA or PhD online information events, to find out more about the Business School and how to apply.