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

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.

PhD Scholarship in “Entrepreneurial Activity in Emerging Markets: The Role of the Middle Class in Big Cities” DEADLINE 3rd AUG 2014

PhD Scholarship in “Entrepreneurial Activity in Emerging Markets: The Role of the Middle Class in Big Cities”

PhD Scholarship in “Entrepreneurial Activity in Emerging Markets: The Role of the Middle Class in Big Cities”

Download an application form here-  Deadline Sunday 3rd August 2014

Completed application forms (must be typed) should be returned to the Graduate School Office by email to PhD@lubs.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;

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). 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.
  • 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;

 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: Applicants that have a Masters degree in the Social Sciences, Economics or Business Studies and aspire to gain a doctorate in the discipline of Business and Management with focus on Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship; are driven by intellectual curiosity and enjoy working in interdisciplinary and international collaborative environment are invited for a three year, full-time scholarship to undertake a research project entitled ‘PhD Scholarship in Entrepreneurial Activity in Emerging Markets: The Role of the Middle Class in Big Cities’ commencing 1st October 2014. This project, which will be fully funded; and will be supervised by Dr Vassiliki Bamiatzi and Professor Krsto Pandza within the Management Division and Professor Tamer Cavusgil, a visiting professor from Georgia State University, USA.

Research proposal description - ‘PhD Scholarship in Entrepreneurial Activity in Emerging Markets: The Role of the Middle Class in Big Cities’:

In the wake of the global economic crisis, entrepreneurship has been increasingly seen as a means to enhance economic performance in the context of scarce resources. With the increasing globalisation and liberalisation of markets, entrepreneurial activity is becoming more important than ever in emerging markets (EMs), such as Brazil, India, China, Turkey etc. Accounting for more than half the world’s population and for a large share of the global output, these emerging economies, also called the “Rising Powers”, rapidly become major forces in the global economy, providing substantial market potential for western companies but also grave challenges. Yet so far, our understanding of the entrepreneurial activity in these new economies and particularly the drivers and dynamics of its development is rather fragmented, with existing entrepreneurship research focusing almost exclusively on North American and European contexts.

As one cannot assume that entrepreneurship is the same in all emerging countries, the dynamics of entrepreneurship need to be examined in the context of the particular country setting to allow for new theory development on the nature and dynamics of entrepreneurship, and deepen our understanding of how entrepreneurship stimulates growth in each emerging and developed economies. After all, one of the most remarkable megatrends in these markets is the rise of their middle class (MC): the number of households who now have access to a substantial disposable income that they can direct towards discretionary purchases. The rise of the MC signifies severe changes in all facets of life – e.g. changes in political attitudes, participation lifestyle, cultural values, saving vs. spending proclivity, attitudes towards borrowing – and of course changes in the consumer behaviour especially in the Big / Metropolitan Cities; changes that entrepreneurial companies need to take into consideration if they wish to share a piece of this newly development market-pie.

This PhD project will focus on exploring the factors promoting or inhibiting entrepreneurial activity and growth in the Big Metropolitan Cities in emerging markets, whilst considering for the role of the Middle Class rise and the global competition. A multi-level approach will be employed, taking into account the environment in which the entrepreneurs trade, the business infrastructure and strategies available to them, as well as the general institutional environment (the market, the industry and the country). Hence the selected researcher will aspire to complete a PhD that combines insights from strategic management, innovation management and organisational theory. The candidate will be motivated to work closely with companies and be willing to engage in outreach activities that popularize the importance of entrepreneurship in the region. The postgraduate researcher undertaking the PhD will be supervised by Dr Vassiliki Bamiatzi and Professor Krsto Pandza from LUBS, as well as Professor Tamer Cavusgil from Georgia State University, USA (currently a visiting professor at LUBS).

Any Additional Requirements:

  • Provide a current CV 
  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview in the first week of September 2014

Download an application form here-  Deadline Sunday 3rd August 2014

Completed application forms (must be typed) should be returned to the Graduate School Office by email to 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.