Each year we have a range of funding opportunities across all of our PhD areas which you can apply for. Below are some of the scholarships currently available, however we are expecting more opportunities to be advertised in the near future. There are also more specific scholarships administered by the University which you can find out more about at www.scholarships.leeds.ac.uk 

Once you have submitted your online research degree application, a unique BANNER/ Student ID Number will be automatically generated and emailed to you. As soon as you receive this number, you can submit your chosen scholarship application/s  using this number on the application form.

UK/EU APPLICANTS

NEW: University of Leeds 110 Anniversary Scholarships. DEADLINE 30 APRIL 2014.

To celebrate our 110th anniversary this year, a total of 110 new UK/EU scholarships will be available across the university for 2014 and 2015 entry, Up to six for Business School PhDs starting in October 2014. Outstanding scholars from any discipline are invited to apply for the funding. For more information, eligibility criteria and how to apply, please visit University of Leeds 110 Anniversary Research Scholarships. DEADLINE 30 APRIL 2014.

We are particularly interested in applications relating to the following research areas:

‘BIG DATA’ The Leeds University Business School is currently seeking talented and highly motivated doctoral researchers to work in any area of ‘big data’ research in management, business or themes that connect with other areas of social science research. 

New data relating to both the social and physical world are being created at an increasing rate, and with great variety.  These sources, often characterised as “Big Data”, have been identified by the UK Government and Research Councils as one of eight great technologies that will power scientific developments and economic growth over the next decade.  This commitment has been matched by more than £360 million of government funds for big data research and infrastructure at UK universities.  

The cross-faculty Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA) is part of a wider initiative with more than £20 million of funding from the University and major research councils (including the ESRC).  

Applications are welcomed from any social science (or related) discipline, although candidates must have already achieved the required level of research training (usually by the attainment of a Masters) and should ideally have strong analytic skills from a numerate background. Examples include (but are not restricted to) economics, informatics/analytics, modelling, psychology, business, transport studies and geography. Although LUBS has particular interests in big data research focusing on consumer data applicants are welcomed from any substantive area of big data research including small business research; governance; supply chain management, HRM; international business; decision-making and possible interdisciplinary themes (for example, relating to transport and urban infrastructure and health).

The University deadline for full applications to this scheme is 30 April 2014.

Given this tight deadline and the difficulties of preparing a full application, potential candidates are asked, in the first instance to contact Matthew Armstrong m.armstrong@leeds.ac.uk describing their potential research ideas and providing a full copy of their recent CV. Following these initial discussions a decision will be made on whether to proceed with full applications. At this stage, potential candidates will be given full support in locating appropriate supervisory teams within LUBS and in developing their research proposals.

 

iBuild (Infrastructure Business Models, Valuation and Innovation for Local Delivery)PhD Studentship

iBuild is a consortium of Newcastle, Leeds and Birmingham Universities. It is one of two Centres set up as part of the National Infrastructure Plan, published by the Government in 2011, with funding from the EPSRC and the ESRC. The Centres’ role is to catalyse and inform the national debate about the future of the UK’s infrastructure. The aim is to develop new approaches to infrastructure business models with the ultimate goal of replacing current public-private business models that in many cases provide poor value.

Leeds University Business School leads economics, business and social science-related research in iBuild. We are currently seeking PhD studentship applications for research topics that fit within this broad portfolio of research. Relevant general themes include value, well-being, resilience and sustainability. More specific themes include:

  • Infrastructure business models: what, how, when, and for whom do they work?

  • Financialisation and infrastructure: routes to long-term investment?

  • Infrastructure independencies: enhanced value or increased vulnerability?

  • Waste: what is ‘waste’ in a sustainable economy?

  • Scaling infrastructure processes and outcomes: one size fits all?

  • Systems of provision: tracking value from production to consumption

  • Infrastructure futures: how will we deliver services in 2100?

These themes arise in a context where the discipline of economics and its boundaries with other disciplines are in flux. For example, behavioural economics, agent-based complexity economics, happiness economics and, in the wake of the economic crisis, heterodox economics and political economy have emerged in interdisciplinary contexts such as economic geography, management and business studies (e.g. ‘value chain’ analysis) and international political economy (e.g. ‘varieties of capitalism’). The time is apposite to harness the best of these approaches to infrastructure studies. Applications from any relevant discipline are invited. Successful applicants will be attached to the new IMBUES Centre of LUBS (which coordinates LUBS’s contributions to iBuild).

For further information on how to apply, please contact Matthew Armstrong at phd@lubs.leeds.ac.uk or m.armstrong@leeds.ac.uk.

 

 

Alumni bursary

If you are a former student of the University of Leeds you may be eligible for a 10% alumni tuition fee bursary. 

Who is eligible?

  • To be eligible you must have obtained a full undergraduate or postgraduate degree award from the University of Leeds. This applies regardless of when you graduated (eg obtained BA, BSc, BEng, BEd, LLB, MA, MSc, MPhil, PhD, MLitt, MEd, MEng, MPhys, MSci, MChem, MMath, MBiol etc).
  • The University allows registration onto a research degree if students have completed all the requirements for a Masters degree but have not yet been awarded. This is on the condition that the student supplies confirmation of the award of the qualification at a specific date after commencing the research degree. Applicants in this situation are also eligible to be considered for an Alumni Tuition Fee Bursary.
  • You must register for an award leading to a Masters or PhD.
  • You must be self financing. You are still deemed to be self financing if you have support from a friend or relative or if you are in receipt of other University of Leeds scholarships and awards.
  • The bursary is open to students who are commencing their studies from September 2013; the bursary cannot be awarded retrospectively.

Value of the award:

The University will pay 10% of your tuition fees for each year you are registered and studying on the course (pro rata for part year programmes). The bursary will not be applied in the overtime (writing-up) period for research degree students.

The alumni bursary can be awarded in conjunction with other University of Leeds scholarships and awards; the 10% bursary is calculated based on the net fee remaining ie after other scholarship and awards have been deducted.

How to apply:

If you think you are eligible you need to email phd@lubs.leeds.ac.uk. In the email you will need to provide information regarding your former studies, the course you have applied for and how you are funded for your tuition fees. We will need to verify that you are a former student and you will need to confirm that you have read the terms and conditions and are self financing for your tuition fees. You may be asked to provide evidence of your former University of Leeds award. If your course is of more than one year's duration you will not have to re-apply for the bursary each year.

Who is not eligible?

  • Students who are funded at any time during their studies by a sponsor, ie have your tuition fees paid for by an employer or other industry or business sponsor, government, research council, charity or other third party organisation.
  • Students on courses that are run in conjunction with other universities and where they are joint awards.
  • Students who have not obtained a full undergraduate or postgraduate award from the University of Leeds. Programmes of study that do not lead to a degree award include pre-sessional programmes in English Language, English Language Foundation Programmes, occasional study programmes, exchange programmes, any certificate/ diploma programme or any continuing professional development programme.

    Programmes which are not eligible for the Alumni Bursary are:
  • Postgraduate Diplomas or Postgraduate Certificates.
  • PGCE programmes.
  • A BA, BSc, Master's or PhD when studied as an intercalating part of the MBBS or BDS programmes.
  • Programmes that are part of professional training programmes for dentists or doctors.
  • Jointly awarded degrees.

Please note:

The University will review the bursary annually and reserves the right to vary or withdraw this bursary at its sole discretion but changes will not be applied retrospectively.

You must advise the University if at any time (before or after you register on your course) you obtain funding for your tuition fees from sponsors. If you are found to be in breach of your commitments, in any way not acted in good faith, or not responded fully or accurately to a University request for information, the University is entitled to immediately suspend a bursary. It may also then recover the 10% previously paid.

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Grant Linked Studentships in Consumer Data Analytics - DEADLINE 30 APRIL 2014

ESRC Grant - Linked studentships in Consumer Data Analytics

Download an application form - Application Extended deadline 30th April 2014

Project B: Ethical Consumption.  Leeds University Business School

Number of awards: x4 Full Time Studentships available (4 projects)

Value of award: tuition fees at the relevant Full time UK / EU rate, and a standard RCUK maintenance grant  per annum for 2014/15 session £13,863. 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants MUST first submit an application for the research degree programme and be in receipt of a University BANNER ID Number (Student ID Number). ESRC applications without a valid University ID Number will be rejected.
  • These awards are only available to nationals from the UK and EU and are not open to applicants who are liable to pay academic fees at the international fee rate. UK applicants will be eligible for a full award (paying fees and maintenance). EU applicants are normally eligible for a fees only award, unless they have been resident in the UK for 3 years immediately preceding the date of the award;
  • Applicants must hold a least a First Degree at undergraduate level equivalent to at least a UK Upper Second Class Honors Degree or equivalent and for +3 applicants a UK Masters degree with an overall average of 60% or higher is also required for the Business School;
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must meet the Business School’s minimum English Language requirements;
  • Applicants applying for a +3 award must demonstrate that they have already completed the full research training requirements.

Further Information:

The University of Leeds is seeking talented and highly motivated doctoral researchers to join the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) which is being established with funding from the Economic and Social Research Council’s (ESRC) Big Data Network. 

New data relating to both the social and physical world are being created at an increasing rate, and with great variety.  These sources, often characterised as “Big Data”, have been identified by the UK Government and Research Councils as one of eight great technologies that will power scientific developments and economic growth over the next decade.  This commitment has been matched by more than £360 million of government funds for big data research and infrastructure at UK universities.  Independent reports suggest that big data analytics could add £216 billion and 58,000 new jobs to the UK economy over the next three years. 

The CDRC will be part of the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA), which is now being established with more than £20 million of funding from the University and four major research councils (including the ESRC).  The city of Leeds is already recognised as a hub for big data in business, health care and academic research.  LIDA will move the University even further to the forefront by combining projects in consumer data research, medical bioinformatics, digital humanities and monitoring environmental change to provide a truly multi-disciplinary approach to this exciting and challenging field.

As part of this initiative we are offering four ESRC funded studentships to work on consumer data, which are generated by retailers, utilities and various service organisations in both the commercial and non-commercial sectors.  Studentships will be available for both three years and four years depending on prior experience and training, and will focus on the following topics:

Project A: Urban Mobility and Movement Patterns. Supervised by Professor Mark Birkin and Dr Nick Malleson in the School of Geography this project will use consumer data sources to focus on the critical interrelationships between time and space, and how this impacts on the local movements of people. Through a combination of big data analysis and advanced geographical modelling it will, for the first time, create a highly detailed picture of patterns of consumer behaviour that will be extremely relevant for businesses, academia and wider society.  This award will be held in the School of Geography.

Project B: Ethical Consumption. Supervised by Professors Matthew Robson and Wandi Bruin de Bruine in Leeds University Business School this project will develop and test a model of consumer purchasing motivations and behaviour that suggests ethical sensitivity is subject to a complex set of drivers. The backbone of the project will address Ethical shopping behaviour by combining data with financial data, weather data, and mobile phone data to explain variations in consumption motivations reflected in their ethical shopping behaviours. This award will be held in the Leeds University Business School.

Project C: Big data and the development of omni-channel business geography. Supervised by a team comprising Professors Susan Grant Muller, Graham Clarke and Martin Clarke from the Faculty of Environment this project will explore the usefulness of different kinds of consumer data for retailers and local authorities in the planning and delivery of local services (in particular transport and land use planning).  This award will be held in the School of Geography.

Project D: Changing the behaviours, habits and practice around the use of household surface cleaning products. Supervised by Professors William Young (Sustainability Research Institute) and Wandi Bruin de Bruine (Business School) this project will work in collaboration with ASDA (a major UK supermarket chain) to understand and influence patterns of use of household surface cleaning products to reduce associated environmental and health problems. 

Applications are welcomed from any social science (or related) discipline, although candidates for three year studentships (+3) must have already achieved the required level of research training (usually by the attainment of a Masters) and should have strong analytic skills from a numerate background. Examples include (but are not restricted to) economics, informatics/analytics, modelling, business, transport studies and geography.

Candidates for four year studentships (1+3) are also invited from social science disciplines and will be required to complete a one year (funded) masters’ programme (preferably in either Business Analytics or Geographical Information Systems) in advance of their PhD study.  Although supervised by academics from different faculties all students will be based in our dedicated data analytics ‘collaboratory’ at the University of Leeds working under the direction of the lead investigator Professor Mark Birkin (School of Geography). All studentships must commence on 1 October 2014.

How to Apply for an ESRC Grant-Linked Studentship at Leeds

Applicants must complete the University’s ESRC WR DTC Studentship Application Form (click here for application form).  The completed form (must be typed) should be returned in either Word or pdf format to the Postgraduate Scholarships Office, Marjorie & Arnold Ziff Building, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 or by email to pg_scholarships@leeds.ac.ukby the relevant deadline - Extended Deadline 30th April 2014.

Applications are logged by the Postgraduate Scholarships Office and passed on to the relevant Schools for initial consideration.  Each School will nominate applicants for consideration by an Academic Quality Committee, which will make decisions on the final awards.

Please note that applicants MUST apply for a study place at Leeds as soon as possible – if applying on a +3 basis, applicants should apply for a place on a research degree programme commencing 1 October 2014.  If applying on a 1+3 basis, applicants should apply for a place on a taught postgraduate degree programme commencing September 2014 AND a place on a research degree programme commencing 1 October 2015.

How to Apply for a Place of Study at Leeds

You may apply online for research degree study at:

http://www.leeds.ac.uk/students/apply_research.htm or a Word version may be downloaded from this page.

You may apply online for taught postgraduate degree study at:

http://www.leeds.ac.uk/students/apply.htm or a PDF version may be downloaded from this page.

School Web Address:

Geography http://www.geog.leeds.ac.uk/

Earth&Environment http://www.see.leeds.ac.uk/

LUBS http://business.leeds.ac.uk/

Any Additional Requirements:

UK applicants will be eligible for a full award paying tuition fees and maintenance. European Union applicants will be eligible for an award paying tuition fees only, except in exceptional circumstances, or where residency has been established for more than 3 years prior to the start of the course

Contact Details: Professor Mark Birkin

Room G06, School of Geography, East Building, University of Leeds

+44 (0) 113 34 36838

m.h.birkin@leeds.ac.uk

http://www.geog.leeds.ac.uk/people/m.birkin

.

 

 

 

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Collaborative Studentship with ARLA - DEADLINE 25 APRIL 2014

"Unlearning old and learning new organizational routines to share and exploit engineering knowledge across a global company"

Download an application form here-  Deadline 25th April 2014

Completed application forms (must be typed) should be returned to the Postgraduate Scholarships Office, Marjorie & Arnold Ziff Building, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT or by email to pg_scholarships@leeds.ac.uk.

Number of awards: x1 Full time PhD (+3) Studentship is available

Value of award: tuition fees at the relevant UK / EU rate, and a standard RCUK maintenance grant  per annum; additional Flat (incl. bills) in Leeds provided by Arla Foods plus £200 monthly allowance. 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants MUST first submit an application for the research degree programme and be in receipt of a University BANNER ID Number (Student ID Number). ESRC applications without a valid University ID Number will be rejected.
  • These awards are only available to nationals from the UK and EU and are not open to applicants who are liable to pay academic fees at the international fee rate. UK applicants will be eligible for a full award (paying fees and maintenance). EU applicants are normally eligible for a fees only award, unless they have been resident in the UK for 3 years immediately preceding the date of the award;
  • Applicants must hold a least a First Degree at undergraduate level equivalent to at least a UK Upper Second Class Honors Degree or equivalent and for +3 applicants a UK Masters degree with an overall average of 60% or higher is also required;
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must meet the Business School’s minimum English Language requirements;
  • Applicants applying for a +3 award must demonstrate that they have already completed the full research training requirements.

 Regulations:

  • Awards must be taken up in October 2014;
  • The award will be made for one year in the first instance and renewable subject to satisfactory progress;
  • Applicants must live within a reasonable distance of the University of Leeds whilst in receipt of the Studentship.

Further information on eligibility criteria and application regulations can be found on the Scholarships Office Website.

Further Information:

Applications are invited for a three year, full-time scholarship to undertake a research project entitled "Unlearning old and learning new organizational routines to share and exploit engineering knowledge across a global company" commencing 1st October 2014. This project, which will be funded by ESRC and ARLA FOODS UK Ltd., will be supervised by Dr Peter Heisig and Prof Alison McKay of the Socio-Technical Centre at Leeds University Business School.

Description of the project:

Routines are an integral part of organizations and considered a core concept to their understanding. They are regarded as the building blocks of organizations and capture the typical ways in which organizations accomplish their tasks. Empirical investigations into the routines are scarce. This empirical research will contribute to the understanding of organizational routines in different settings across one company.

The aim of this project is to investigate the change of routines in the engineering functions at different sides in three different countries (United Kingdom, Denmark, and Sweden). The project should describe how routines evolve and change, identify which factors are supportive and hindering the uptake of new routines. Finally it should provide recommendations for the roll-out to the entire organization. It should further consider the influence of different organizational structures (UK: higher degree of centralisation of engineering function versus DK: decentralised on-site engineering function) and of different styles of working in each country on the implementation of new routines.

The company project aims to pilot globally aligned engineering standards and specifications starting in 2014. These engineering standards and specifications represent the accumulated, proven knowledge of the internal engineering community. The standards will be accessible via a single IT-platform.

The PhD student will be involved in the project team and will be able to observe routines in different locations across the organizations. Given the timeline of the company project (2014-2015), this research is a unique opportunity to shadow these organizational changes in the company with the focus on engineering routines.

The 3-year research project will provide: an additional perspective towards the implementation of engineering standards and specifications based on the concept of organizational routines, identify potential risks for the company-wide roll-out by uncovering barriers and supportive factors and provide recommendations to the project management to define potential corrective measures.

The anticipated outputs of the project include, but are not limited to:

  • Report about the state of the art research for the project
  • Reports from the field observations to inform the project 
  • Publications (journal and conference papers)
  • Presentations to the project team and management

The project partner:

The project partner is ARLA FOODS UK Ltd. headquartered in Leeds (UK) and with production sites in the UK, Denmark and Sweden. ARLA is a leading company in the food sector and the second largest diary company in Europe in the sector.

Additional Requirements: 

As this studentship will require travelling to production sides in Denmark and Sweden, related language skills would be useful. There may be opportunities for candidates to undertake language training prior to fieldwork.

UK applicants will be eligible for a full award paying tuition fees and maintenance. European Union applicants will be eligible for an award paying tuition fees only, except in exceptional circumstances, or where residency has been establish for more than 3 years prior to the start of the course.

Person Specification 

Essential:

  • 2:1 or above at undergraduate level (in a relevant discipline)
  • Masters degree (in a relevant discipline)
  • Provide a statement explaining how your prior work relates to the area of inquiry, the reasons why you have applied for the award and the challenges you will be likely to meet.
  • Confident, knowledgeable and professional approach to working with clients and experts who are interested in the topic of knowledge transfer, organisational routines and governance structure.
  • Enthusiasm for the topic and for its advancement
  • Ability to plan and conduct independent research 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Drive and ambition to ‘make a difference’
  • Determination to work at the interface between practice and theory
  • Expertise in research design and research methods

Desirable:

  • Evidence of an interest in this topic
  • An interest in Arla Food and the opportunities of working with a global and innovative firm

Download an application form here- application deadline 25th April 2014- Completed application forms (must be typed) should be returned to the Postgraduate Scholarships Office, Marjories & Arnold Ziff Building, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 or by email to pg_scholarships@leeds.ac.uk.

Enquiries should be made to Dr Peter Heisig or Matthew Armstrong, Leeds University Business School at PhD@lubs.leeds.ac.uk .

Economics Home/EU Studentship. DEADLINE 1 MAY 2014

Deadline for applications: Thursday 1st May 2014 (Midnight UK Time)

Application Form:Download here  

Minimum academic requirements:  Standard entry requirements to the PhD Programme at Leeds University Business School

1 tuition-fee studentship is available for Home(UK) or EU applicants who are commencing full-time PhD research study for the first time within the Economics Division from 1st October 2014.

Number of awards:  1 Economics Studentship award for Home/EU candidates only.

Value of award: tuition fees at the relevant Home/EU rate and a maintenance grant of £13,726* per annum.  There are no additional allowances for travel or research costs.

(*Subject to approval and change)

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants MUST first submit a research degree study application form and be in receipt of a University BANNER ID Number (Student ID Number) to be eligible for a School Studentship;
  • Applications without a valid University ID Number will be rejected. Find out more information on how to apply for a place on the research degree programme at Leeds University Business School;
  • Applicants must hold a First Degree at undergraduate level equivalent to at least a UK Upper Second Class Honours degree and a British Masters degree, (or equivalent qualification) in an appropriate academic discipline, with a minimum average score of 60 per cent;
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must meet the Business School’s minimum English Language requirements;
  • These awards are not open to individuals who have already been awarded a Doctoral degree.
  • The award will be made for one year in the first instance and renewable for a further period of up to two years, subject to satisfactory academic progress.
  • The award is available to nationals of the UK /EU only.

Regulations:

  • Awards must be taken up on 1st October 2014 for PhD only.
  • The awards are available for research students undertaking full-time 3 years (+3) study leading to the degree of PhD.
  • The award is based on merit.
  • Successful candidates will be expected after appropriate training to undertake teaching duties as a teaching assistant (TA) from their second year.
  • Applicants must live within a reasonable distance of the University of Leeds whilst in receipt of this Scholarship.

Application Form:Download here  

Application DeadlineThursday 1st May 2014 (Midnight UK time)

Further information : Please contact Matthew Armstrong, Research Degrees Admissions Officer (phd@lubs.leeds.ac.uk)

Marketing Studentship. DEADLINE 1 MAY 2014

Marketing Studentships

Marketing Studentships: Deadline for applications:Thursday 1st May 2014 (Midnight UK time)

Application Form:Download here  

Minimum academic requirements:  Standard entry requirements to the PhD Programme at Leeds University Business School

2 Fully-funded Marketing studentships are available for UK, EU and International applicants who are commencing PhD research study for the first time within the Marketing Division from 1st October 2014.

Number of awards:  2 Marketing Studentship awards available

Value of award: tuition fees at the relevant UK / EU or International rate, and a maintenance grant of £13,726* per annum.   There are no additional allowances for travel or research costs. (*Subject to approval and change)

 Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants MUST first submit a research degree study application form and be in receipt of a University BANNER ID Number (Student ID Number) to be eligible for a School Studentship;
  • Applications without a valid University ID Number will be rejected. Find out more information on how to apply for a place on the research degree programme at Leeds University Business School;
  • Applicants must hold a First Degree at undergraduate level equivalent to at least a UK Upper Second Class Honours degree and a British Masters degree, (or equivalent qualification) in an appropriate academic discipline, with a minimum average score of 60 per cent;
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must meet the Business School’s minimum English Language requirements;
  • These awards are not open to individuals who have already been awarded a Doctoral degree.
  • Students who are already registered for PhD research study are not eligible for this competition.
  • The award will be made for one year in the first instance and renewable for a further period of up to two years, subject to satisfactory academic progress.

Regulations:

  • Awards must be taken up on 1st October 2014 for PhD only.
  • The awards are available for new research students undertaking full-time 3 years (+3) study leading to the degree of PhD within the Marketing Division.
  • Applicants must live within a reasonable distance of the University of Leeds whilst in receipt of this Scholarship.

Application Form:Download here  

Application DeadlineThursday 1st May 2014 (Midnight UK time)

Further information : Please contact Matthew Armstrong, Research Degrees Admissions Officer (phd@lubs.leeds.ac.uk)

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

Alumni bursary

If you are a former student of the University of Leeds you may be eligible for a 10% alumni tuition fee bursary. 

Who is eligible?

  • To be eligible you must have obtained a full undergraduate or postgraduate degree award from the University of Leeds. This applies regardless of when you graduated (eg obtained BA, BSc, BEng, BEd, LLB, MA, MSc, MPhil, PhD, MLitt, MEd, MEng, MPhys, MSci, MChem, MMath, MBiol etc).
  • The University allows registration onto a research degree if students have completed all the requirements for a Masters degree but have not yet been awarded. This is on the condition that the student supplies confirmation of the award of the qualification at a specific date after commencing the research degree. Applicants in this situation are also eligible to be considered for an Alumni Tuition Fee Bursary.
  • You must register for an award leading to a Masters or PhD.
  • You must be self financing. You are still deemed to be self financing if you have support from a friend or relative or if you are in receipt of other University of Leeds scholarships and awards.
  • The bursary is open to students who are commencing their studies from September 2013; the bursary cannot be awarded retrospectively.

Value of the award:

The University will pay 10% of your tuition fees for each year you are registered and studying on the course (pro rata for part year programmes). The bursary will not be applied in the overtime (writing-up) period for research degree students.

The alumni bursary can be awarded in conjunction with other University of Leeds scholarships and awards; the 10% bursary is calculated based on the net fee remaining ie after other scholarship and awards have been deducted.

How to apply:

If you think you are eligible you need to email phd@lubs.leeds.ac.uk. In the email you will need to provide information regarding your former studies, the course you have applied for and how you are funded for your tuition fees. We will need to verify that you are a former student and you will need to confirm that you have read the terms and conditions and are self financing for your tuition fees. You may be asked to provide evidence of your former University of Leeds award. If your course is of more than one year's duration you will not have to re-apply for the bursary each year.

Who is not eligible?

  • Students who are funded at any time during their studies by a sponsor, ie have your tuition fees paid for by an employer or other industry or business sponsor, government, research council, charity or other third party organisation.
  • Students on courses that are run in conjunction with other universities and where they are joint awards.
  • Students who have not obtained a full undergraduate or postgraduate award from the University of Leeds. Programmes of study that do not lead to a degree award include pre-sessional programmes in English Language, English Language Foundation Programmes, occasional study programmes, exchange programmes, any certificate/ diploma programme or any continuing professional development programme.

    Programmes which are not eligible for the Alumni Bursary are:
  • Postgraduate Diplomas or Postgraduate Certificates.
  • PGCE programmes.
  • A BA, BSc, Master's or PhD when studied as an intercalating part of the MBBS or BDS programmes.
  • Programmes that are part of professional training programmes for dentists or doctors.
  • Jointly awarded degrees.

Please note:

The University will review the bursary annually and reserves the right to vary or withdraw this bursary at its sole discretion but changes will not be applied retrospectively.

You must advise the University if at any time (before or after you register on your course) you obtain funding for your tuition fees from sponsors. If you are found to be in breach of your commitments, in any way not acted in good faith, or not responded fully or accurately to a University request for information, the University is entitled to immediately suspend a bursary. It may also then recover the 10% previously paid.

Economics International Studentship. DEADLINE 1 MAY 2014

Economics International Studentship

Deadline for applications: Thursday 1st May 2014 (Midnight UK Time)

Application Form:Download here  

Minimum academic requirements:  Standard entry requirements to the PhD Programme at Leeds University Business School

1 tuition-fee studentship is available for International applicants who are commencing full-time PhD research study for the first time within the Economics Division from 1st October 2014.

Number of awards:  1 Economics Studentship award for International candidates only.

Value of award: tuition fees at the relevant International rate and a maintenance grant of £13,726* per annum.  There are no additional allowances for travel or research costs.

(*Subject to approval and change)

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants MUST first submit a research degree study application form and be in receipt of a University BANNER ID Number (Student ID Number) to be eligible for a School Studentship;
  • Applications without a valid University ID Number will be rejected. Find out more information on how to apply for a place on the research degree programme at Leeds University Business School;
  • Applicants must hold a First Degree at undergraduate level equivalent to at least a UK Upper Second Class Honours degree and a British Masters degree, (or equivalent qualification) in an appropriate academic discipline, with a minimum average score of 60 per cent;
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must meet the Business School’s minimum English Language requirements;
  • These awards are not open to individuals who have already been awarded a Doctoral degree.
  • The award will be made for one year in the first instance and renewable for a further period of up to two years, subject to satisfactory academic progress.
  • The award is available to Intertnational candidates only.

Regulations:

  • Awards must be taken up on 1st October 2014 for PhD only.
  • The awards are available for new research students undertaking full-time 3 years (+3) study leading to the degree of PhD.
  • Students who are already registered for PhD research study are not eligible for this competition.
  • The award is based on merit.
  • Successful candidates will be expected after appropriate training to undertake teaching duties as a teaching assistant (TA) from their second year.
  • Applicants must live within a reasonable distance of the University of Leeds whilst in receipt of this Scholarship.

Application Form:Download here  

Application DeadlineThursday 1st May 2014 (Midnight UK time)

Further information : Please contact Matthew Armstrong, Research Degrees Admissions Officer (phd@lubs.leeds.ac.uk)

Marketing Studentship. DEADLINE 1 MAY 2014

Marketing Studentships

Marketing Studentships: Deadline for applications:Thursday 1st May 2014 (Midnight UK time)

Application Form:Download here  

Minimum academic requirements:  Standard entry requirements to the PhD Programme at Leeds University Business School

2 Fully-funded Marketing studentships are available for UK, EU and International applicants who are commencing PhD research study for the first time within the Marketing Division from 1st October 2014.

Number of awards:  2 Marketing Studentship awards available

Value of award: tuition fees at the relevant UK / EU or International rate, and a maintenance grant of £13,726* per annum.   There are no additional allowances for travel or research costs. (*Subject to approval and change)

 Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants MUST first submit a research degree study application form and be in receipt of a University BANNER ID Number (Student ID Number) to be eligible for a School Studentship;
  • Applications without a valid University ID Number will be rejected. Find out more information on how to apply for a place on the research degree programme at Leeds University Business School;
  • Applicants must hold a First Degree at undergraduate level equivalent to at least a UK Upper Second Class Honours degree and a British Masters degree, (or equivalent qualification) in an appropriate academic discipline, with a minimum average score of 60 per cent;
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must meet the Business School’s minimum English Language requirements;
  • These awards are not open to individuals who have already been awarded a Doctoral degree.
  • Students who are already registered for PhD research study are not eligible for this competition.
  • The award will be made for one year in the first instance and renewable for a further period of up to two years, subject to satisfactory academic progress.

Regulations:

  • Awards must be taken up on 1st October 2014 for PhD only.
  • The awards are available for new research students undertaking full-time 3 years (+3) study leading to the degree of PhD within the Marketing Division.
  • Applicants must live within a reasonable distance of the University of Leeds whilst in receipt of this Scholarship.

Application Form:Download here  

Application DeadlineThursday 1st May 2014 (Midnight UK time)

Further information : Please contact Matthew Armstrong, Research Degrees Admissions Officer (phd@lubs.leeds.ac.uk)

Leeds International Research Scholarship -Round 2 (Jan 2015 start date). DEADLINE 16 JUNE 2014

Download an application form: Application deadline: 16th June 2014 (LIRS Round 2)

Leeds International Research Scholarships are available to high quality international students who will be commencing PhD research study in January 2015.

Value of awards: Fees at the international rate and a maintenance of £10,000 per annum.

Number of studentships available: Up to 9 available for study in any Faculty at the University of Leeds.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants MUST first submit a research degree study application form and all supporting documentation and be in receipt of a University BANNER ID number. Applications without a valid University BANNER ID number will be rejected;
  • These awards are only available to applicants who would be liable to pay academic fees at the full international rate;
  • Applicants must hold a First Degree at undergraduate level equivalent to a UK First Class Honours degree and should be considered to be the 'best of the best' (e.g. sucessful applicants are likely to be within the top 5% of their MSc / MA cohort and BSC/BA cohorts and already in reciept of prizes at national or international level. Applicants should either have graduated with the appropriate First degree or be in their final year of study.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must meet the Business School’s minimum English Language requirements by the 16th June 2014.
  • These awards are not open to individuals who have already been awarded a Doctoral degree or equivalent qualification.

Download an application form

Application deadline: 16th June 2014 (LIRS Round 2)


Further information on eligibility criteria and application regulations. Alternatively please contact Matthew Armstrong, Research Degrees Admissions Officer, Leeds University Business School at PhD@lubs.leeds.ac.uk.