Funding and Scholarships

We offer a range of PhD funding opportunities across all of our subject areas

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Each year we offer a range of funding opportunities across all of our PhD areas. Below are some of the scholarships currently available, however we are expecting more opportunities to be advertised in the near future.

To receive updates when new funding and scholarships opportunities are made available please register for our newsletter.

There are also more specific scholarships administered by the University which you can find out more about at: 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.

We welcome scholarship applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, but UK black and minority ethnic (BME) researchers are currently under-represented in our Postgraduate Research community, and we would therefore particularly encourage applications from UK BME candidates.  All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit.

UK/EU applicants

Leeds Doctoral Scholarships | Closed for 2017 Entry

Leeds Doctoral Scholarships

Closed for 2017 entry

The University of Leeds is accepting applications for our Doctoral Scholarships. There are a number of fully funded places for 2017 entry.

The Business School will be offering a total of six Doctoral Scholarships across our academic divisions with up to one in each:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Economics
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Work and Employment Relations

Visit our Research Topics page to see which areas of PhD research we are keen to pursue.

  • Applicants must hold a First Degree at undergraduate level equivalent to at least a UK First Class Honours degree as well as meet the minimum academic requirement for the PhD programme in the Business School: standard entry requirement to the PhD Programme in the Faculty of Business
  • Candidates with a lower mark in their undergraduate degree will be considered if they have or are expected to receive a Distinction in a Masters programme relevant to their field of research, or if they can demonstrate relevant alternative experience also.

For full scholarship details, please visit the Leeds Doctoral Scholarships page.

University Research Scholarships | Closed for 2017 Entry

University Research Scholarships

Closed for 2017 entry

Apply online for the University Research Scholarship once you are in receipt of your student ID Number

University Research Scholarships are available to applicants from the United Kingdom and other EU countries, who are commencing PhD research study from 1 October 2017.

Value of award: The Faculty of Business strongly encourages EU students from outside the UK to apply for these prestigious awards as they cover academic fees and (for full-time students) an annual maintenance grant of up to £14,296* (rate for Session 2016/17) subject to change and approval.

The awards are available for new research students undertaking full-time or part-time study leading to the degree of PhD commencing from 1 October 2017. 

Minimum academic requirements: standard entry requirement to the PhD Programme in the Faculty of Business

How to apply for a University Research Scholarship

Applications are closed for 2017 entry.

Frank Parkinson Scholarship | Closed for 2017 Entry

Frank Parkinson Scholarship

Closed for 2017 entry

Number of scholarships - 1 award available

Apply online once you are in receipt of your Student ID number from your PhD application.

One Frank Parkinson Scholarship will be available for a student to undertake full-time PhD study from October 2017. Beneficiaries under the Fund must be born of British parents who have been domiciled in Yorkshire for a period of not less than ten years.  The years of domicile need not be successive, but must amount to ten in the aggregate.  All candidates will be required to supply proof of eligibility in respect of British nationality and the Yorkshire domicile of parents.

The award will cover academic fees at the University of Leeds standard UK/EU rate and provides a maintenance grant of £12,000 a year.

For the full eligibility criteria see Frank Parkinson Scholarship information sheet (Endowed Scholarships.

Economics Scholarships | Closed for 2017 Entry

Leeds University Business School: Economics Scholarships

Closed for 2017 entry

Three (3) scholarships (one UK/EU and two International) are available to candidates commencing full-time PhD study within the Economics Division of Leeds University Business School on either 1st October 2017 or 1st February 2018. 

Successful candidates will be expected, after appropriate training, to undertake teaching duties as a teaching assistant (TA) from their second year (teaching opportunities are subject to availability and are limited to a maximum of 250 hours per year). 

Preference will be shown to applicants who can identify how their projects complement existing research interests and strengths in the Economics Division of the Business School. In particular, applications in the following areas are welcome:

  • the political economy of work and job quality
  • well-being research; distributional analysis
  • the history of economic thought
  • economic sociology
  • economic history
  • international political economy
  • financial integration, financialisation and/or monetary policy in developed or developing economies
  • international financial system and financial regulation
  • financialisation and the political economy of the financial crisis
  • European union
  • Eurozone
  • economics of innovation, environmental innovation and/or clusters in developed or developing economies
  • regional development and sustainability
  • employee participation, ownership and equality
  • mutual and cooperative firms
  • public-private comparisons
  • labour supply
  • inter-industry and gender wage differentials and/ or gender discrimination
  • human capital and wages
  • labour market contracts and institutions

Applications are also invited in areas related to current and past funded research projects of the Division which include: 

  • FESSUD investigates how finance serves economic, social and environmental needs.
  • i-Build investigates new business models to improve infrastructure systems and services and to promote regional growth and sustainable development.

Applicants are also advised to consult the Economics division pages.

Number of awards: Up to three (3) Economics Scholarship awards are available (up to one for UK/EU fee-rated candidates and up to two for international fee-rated candidates).

Value of award: tuition fees at the relevant UK/EU or international rate and a maintenance grant of £14,553* per annum (*the amount will be reviewed annually). There are no additional allowances for travel or research costs.

How to apply

Step 1

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 to apply for a Leeds University Business School: Economics Scholarship. Applications without a valid University ID Number will be rejected.

Find out more about how to apply for the PhD programme.

Step 2

All applicants must complete the Leeds University Business School Scholarships Application Form

Step 3

The following documents must be uploaded with your PhD application or sent with your scholarship application: 

  • PhD application formapply online
  • Scholarship application form: the form must be completed in full.
  • Research proposal: a 1000-2000 word document, in Word or .pdf format, outlining your proposed research topic and programme of research. Please see Writing Your Research Proposal for further details.
  • Locating your Research in Leeds University Business School Form: download the Locating Your Research Form from the Business School website
  • Two academic references: you must submit two academic letters of reference from two people who have taught you at Masters (or Bachelors) level who are able to comment on your academic ability and suitability to study on the programme. References must either:
    1) be written on headed paper; or
    2) bear the institution’s stamp / logo; or
    3) be typed and stamped with the institution’s stamp on the University of Leeds Referee’s Report.

    Important note about references: Due to the number of applications we receive, the Business School will not contact your referees on your behalf. You or your referees must provide the completed references by the given deadline. 

  • Certified copies of qualification certificates: scanned copies of all your higher education and professional qualifications;
  • Certified copies of academic transcripts and full grading systems: scanned copies of the official university listing of the full set of marks contributing to the overall grade of your qualifications. If you have not yet been awarded your qualification, you must provide confirmation of your provisional marks to date.

If you have not already submitted the above documents as part of your PhD application, they must be attached to the scholarship application form. Scholarship applications will be rejected if any of the documents listed above have not been received.

If your application is successful, we will also require evidence that you have met our English language entry requirements prior to registration (EU/International applicants only).

Step 4

Completed scholarship application forms should be returned to PhD@lubs.leeds.ac.uk

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Thursday 1st June 2017 (17:00 UK time)

Any application received after the deadline date or without a full set of documents as listed will be rejected.

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 Leeds University Business School: Economics Scholarship.
  • For PhD study, 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 prior to registration (EU/International applicants only).
Scholarship regulations

Scholarship regulations

These include the following (full information on the regulations will be sent to all successful applicants):

  • Awards must be taken up on 1 October 2017 or 1 February 2018.
  • Applicants must live within a reasonable distance of the University of Leeds whilst in receipt of this Scholarship.
  • The award will be made for one year in the first instance and is renewable for a further period of up to two years, subject to satisfactory academic progress and on condition that you have been successful in the “transfer” process and you are eligible for full PhD registration at the start of your second year of research.
Downloads

Economics Scholarship information sheet

Application form

International Business Fees Scholarship | Closed for 2017 Entry

Leeds University Business School: International Business Fees Scholarship

Closed for 2017 entry

This scholarship is open to UK, EU and international fee rated applicants. The award is available to support full-time or part-time PhD study commencing on either 1st October 2017 or 1st February 2018.

We particularly welcome applications in the following International Business research topics:

  • Theory of the Multinational Enterprise
  • Conflict and Litigation in International Business
  • Foreign Direct Investment in and from Emerging Economies such as China and India
  • International Strategy and Firm Competitiveness
  • Cross-Cultural Management and Language
  • Corporate Governance in the International Firm
  • Global Innovation

Number of awards: 1

Value of award: tuition fees at the relevant UK/EU or international rate.  There are no additional allowances for maintenance, travel or research costs.

How to apply

Step 1

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 to apply for a Leeds University Business School: International Business Fees Scholarship. Applications without a valid University ID Number will be rejected.

Find out more about how to apply for the PhD programme.

Step 2

All applicants must complete the Leeds University Business School Scholarships Application Form

Step 3

The following documents must be uploaded with your PhD application or sent with your scholarship application: 

  • PhD application formapply online
  • Scholarship application form: the form must be completed in full.
  • Research proposal: a 1000-2000 word document, in Word or .pdf format, outlining your proposed research topic and programme of research. Please see Writing Your Research Proposal for further details.
  • Locating your Research in Leeds University Business School Form: download the Locating Your Research Form from the Business School website
  • Two academic references: you must submit two academic letters of reference from two people who have taught you at Masters (or Bachelors) level who are able to comment on your academic ability and suitability to study on the programme. References must either:
    1) be written on headed paper; or
    2) bear the institution’s stamp / logo; or
    3) be typed and stamped with the institution’s stamp on the University of Leeds Referee’s Report.

    Important note about references: Due to the number of applications we receive, the Business School will not contact your referees on your behalf. You or your referees must provide the completed references by the given deadline. 

  • Certified copies of qualification certificates: scanned copies of all your higher education and professional qualifications;
  • Certified copies of academic transcripts and full grading systems: scanned copies of the official university listing of the full set of marks contributing to the overall grade of your qualifications. If you have not yet been awarded your qualification, you must provide confirmation of your provisional marks to date.

If you have not already submitted the above documents as part of your PhD application, they must be attached to the scholarship application form. Scholarship applications will be rejected if any of the documents listed above have not been received.

If your application is successful, we will also require evidence that you have met our English language entry requirements prior to registration (EU/International applicants only).

Step 4

Completed scholarship application forms should be returned to PhD@lubs.leeds.ac.uk

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Thursday 1st June 2017 (12:00 noon UK time)

Any application received after the deadline date or without a full set of documents as listed will be rejected.

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 Leeds University Business School: International Business Fees Scholarship.

  • For PhD study, 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 prior to registration (EU/International applicants only).
  • The awards are available for new research students undertaking full-time study for 3 years, or part-time study for 5 years, leading to the degree of PhD:
    - Students who are currently registered for PhD research study are not eligible for this competition.
    - Students who have previously been registered for PhD research study are not eligible for this competition.
  • These awards are not open to individuals who have already been awarded a PhD degree.
Scholarship regulations

Scholarship regulations

These include the following (full information on the regulations will be sent to all successful applicants):

  • Awards must be taken up on either 1st October 2017 or 1st February 2018.
  • Applicants must live within a reasonable distance of the University of Leeds whilst in receipt of this Scholarship.

The award will be made for one year in the first instance and is renewable for:

  • Full-Time candidates: a further period of up to two years, subject to satisfactory academic progress and on condition that you have been successful in the “transfer” process and you are eligible for full PhD registration at the start of your second year of research.
  • Part-Time candidates: a further period of up to four years, subject to satisfactory academic progress and on condition that you have been successful in the “transfer” process and you are eligible for full PhD registration at the start of your third year of research.

Downloads

Interntaional Business Fees Scholarship information sheet

Application form

Marketing Scholarships | Closed for 2017 Entry

Leeds University Business School: Marketing Scholarships

Closed for 2017 entry

These scholarships are open to UK, EU and international fee rated applicants commencing full-time PhD study within the Marketing Division of Leeds University Business School commencing on 1 October 2017.

Visit our Research Topics page to see which areas of research we are keen to pursue within the Marketing Division.

Number of awards: Up to two Marketing Scholarship awards are available

Value of award: tuition fees at the relevant UK/EU or international rate and a maintenance grant of £14,553* per annum (*the amount will be reviewed annually). There are no additional allowances for travel or research costs.

How to apply

How to apply

Step 1

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 to apply for a Leeds University Business School: Marketing Scholarship. Applications without a valid University ID Number will be rejected.

Find out more about how to apply for the PhD programme.

Step 2

All applicants must complete the Leeds University Business School Scholarships Application Form

Step 3

The following documents must be uploaded with your PhD application or sent with your scholarship application: 

  • PhD application formapply online
  • Scholarship application form: the form must be completed in full.
  • Research proposal: a 1000-2000 word document, in Word or .pdf format, outlining your proposed research topic and programme of research. Please see Writing Your Research Proposal for further details.
  • Locating your Research in Leeds University Business School Form: download the Locating Your Research Form from the Business School website
  • Two academic references: you must submit two academic letters of reference from two people who have taught you at Masters (or Bachelors) level who are able to comment on your academic ability and suitability to study on the programme. References must either:
    1) be written on headed paper; or
    2) bear the institution’s stamp / logo; or
    3) be typed and stamped with the institution’s stamp on the University of Leeds Referee’s Report.

    Important note about references: Due to the number of applications we receive, the Business School will not contact your referees on your behalf. You or your referees must provide the completed references by the given deadline. 

  • Certified copies of qualification certificates: scanned copies of all your higher education and professional qualifications;
  • Certified copies of academic transcripts and full grading systems: scanned copies of the official university listing of the full set of marks contributing to the overall grade of your qualifications. If you have not yet been awarded your qualification, you must provide confirmation of your provisional marks to date.

If you have not already submitted the above documents as part of your PhD application, they must be attached to the scholarship application form. Scholarship applications will be rejected if any of the documents listed above have not been received.

If your application is successful, we will also require evidence that you have met our English language entry requirements prior to registration (EU/International applicants only).

Step 4

Completed scholarship application forms should be returned to PhD@lubs.leeds.ac.uk

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Thursday 1st June 2017 (17:00 UK time)

Any application received after the deadline date or without a full set of documents as listed will be rejected.

Eligibility criteria

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 Leeds University Business School: Marketing Scholarship.
  • For PhD study, 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 prior to registration (EU/International applicants only).
  • The awards are available for new research students undertaking full-time study for 3 years leading to the degree of PhD. Students who are currently registered for PhD research study are not eligible for this competition.
  • These awards are not open to individuals who have already been awarded a PhD degree.
Scholarship regulations

Scholarship regulations

These include the following (full information on the regulations will be sent to all successful applicants):

  • Awards must be taken up on 1st October 2017.
  • Applicants must live within a reasonable distance of the University of Leeds whilst in receipt of this Scholarship.
  • The award will be made for one year in the first instance and is renewable for a further period of up to two years, subject to satisfactory academic progress and on condition that you have been successful in the “transfer” process and you are eligible for full PhD registration at the start of your second year of research.
Downloads

Marketing Scholarship information sheet

Application form

Work and Employment Relations Scholarships | Closed for 2017 Entry

Leeds University Business School: Work and Employment Relations Scholarships

Closed for 2017 entry

This scholarship is open to UK/EU fee rated applicants only. The award is available to support full-time or part-time PhD study commencing on either 1st October 2017 or 1st February 2018.

We particularly welcome applications for research topics aligned with the new Centre for Employment Relations Innovation and Change research themes:

  1. Markets, flexibilisation and social protection 
  2. Changing nature of work 
  3. Professions, occupations and skills 
  4. Voice, (non)representation social movements 
  5. Labour mobility, migration and citizenship 
  6. Inequalities and inclusive work 

Number of awards: Up to 1 award

Value of award: tuition fees at the relevant UK/EU rate and a maintenance grant of £14,553* per annum (*the amount will be reviewed annually). There are no additional allowances for travel or research costs.

How to apply

How to apply

Step 1

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 to apply for a Leeds University Business School: Marketing Scholarship. Applications without a valid University ID Number will be rejected.

Find out more about how to apply for the PhD programme.

Step 2

All applicants must complete the Leeds University Business School Scholarships Application Form

Step 3

The following documents must be uploaded with your PhD application or sent with your scholarship application: 

  • PhD application formapply online
  • Scholarship application form: the form must be completed in full.
  • Research proposal: a 1000-2000 word document, in Word or .pdf format, outlining your proposed research topic and programme of research. Please see Writing Your Research Proposal for further details.
  • Locating your Research in Leeds University Business School Form: download the Locating Your Research Form from the Business School website
  • Two academic references: you must submit two academic letters of reference from two people who have taught you at Masters (or Bachelors) level who are able to comment on your academic ability and suitability to study on the programme. References must either:
    1) be written on headed paper; or
    2) bear the institution’s stamp / logo; or
    3) be typed and stamped with the institution’s stamp on the University of Leeds Referee’s Report.

    Important note about references: Due to the number of applications we receive, the Business School will not contact your referees on your behalf. You or your referees must provide the completed references by the given deadline. 

  • Certified copies of qualification certificates: scanned copies of all your higher education and professional qualifications;
  • Certified copies of academic transcripts and full grading systems: scanned copies of the official university listing of the full set of marks contributing to the overall grade of your qualifications. If you have not yet been awarded your qualification, you must provide confirmation of your provisional marks to date.

If you have not already submitted the above documents as part of your PhD application, they must be attached to the scholarship application form. Scholarship applications will be rejected if any of the documents listed above have not been received.

If your application is successful, we will also require evidence that you have met our English language entry requirements prior to registration (EU/International applicants only).

Step 4

Completed scholarship application forms should be returned to PhD@lubs.leeds.ac.uk

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Thursday 1st June 2017 (17:00 UK time)

Any application received after the deadline date or without a full set of documents as listed will be rejected.

Eligibility criteria

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 Leeds University Business School: Work and Employment Relations Scholarship.
  • For PhD study, 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 prior to registration (EU/International applicants only).
  • The awards are available for new research students undertaking full-time study for 3 years leading to the degree of PhD. Students who are currently registered for PhD research study are not eligible for this competition.
  • These awards are not open to individuals who have already been awarded a PhD degree.
Scholarship regulations

Scholarship regulations

These include the following (full information on the regulations will be sent to all successful applicants):

  • Awards must be taken up on 1 October 2017.
  • Applicants must live within a reasonable distance of the University of Leeds whilst in receipt of this Scholarship.
  • The award will be made for one year in the first instance and is renewable for a further period of up to two years, subject to satisfactory academic progress and on condition that you have been successful in the “transfer” process and you are eligible for full PhD registration at the start of your second year of research.
Downloads

Work and Employment Relations Scholarship information sheet

Application form

Alumni bursary

What is it?

If you have obtained a full undergraduate or postgraduate degree award from the University of Leeds, you may be eligible to receive the University of Leeds Alumni Bursary. Please view the terms and conditions to see if you are eligible.

How much is it worth?

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 do I apply?

If you have read the terms and conditions and think you are eligible to receive the alumni bursary, you need to email phd@lubs.leeds.ac.uk with 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.

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International applicants

Leeds International Doctoral Scholarships | Closed for 2017 Entry

Leeds International Doctoral Scholarships

Closed for 2017 entry

The University of Leeds is accepting applications for our Doctoral Scholarships. There are a number of fully funded places for 2017 entry.

The Business School will be offering a total of six Doctoral Scholarships across our academic divisions with up to one in each:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Economics
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Work and Employment Relations

Visit our Research Topics page to see which areas of PhD research we are keen to pursue.

  • Applicants must hold a First Degree at undergraduate level equivalent to at least a UK First Class Honours degree as well as meet the minimum academic requirement for the PhD programme in the Business School: standard entry requirement to the PhD Programme in the Faculty of Business
  • Candidates with a lower mark in their undergraduate degree will be considered if they have or are expected to receive a Distinction in a Masters programme relevant to their field of research, or if they can demonstrate relevant alternative experience also.

For full scholarship details, please visit the Leeds Doctoral Scholarships page.

Economics Scholarships | Closed for 2017 Entry

Leeds University Business School: Economics Scholarships

Closed for 2017 entry

Three (3) scholarships (one UK/EU and two International) are available to candidates commencing full-time PhD study within the Economics Division of Leeds University Business School on either 1st October 2017 or 1st February 2018. 

Successful candidates will be expected, after appropriate training, to undertake teaching duties as a teaching assistant (TA) from their second year (teaching opportunities are subject to availability and are limited to a maximum of 250 hours per year). 

Preference will be shown to applicants who can identify how their projects complement existing research interests and strengths in the Economics Division of the Business School. In particular, applications in the following areas are welcome:

  • the political economy of work and job quality
  • well-being research; distributional analysis
  • the history of economic thought
  • economic sociology
  • economic history
  • international political economy
  • financial integration, financialisation and/or monetary policy in developed or developing economies
  • international financial system and financial regulation
  • financialisation and the political economy of the financial crisis
  • European union
  • Eurozone
  • economics of innovation, environmental innovation and/or clusters in developed or developing economies
  • regional development and sustainability
  • employee participation, ownership and equality
  • mutual and cooperative firms
  • public-private comparisons
  • labour supply
  • inter-industry and gender wage differentials and/ or gender discrimination
  • human capital and wages
  • labour market contracts and institutions

Applications are also invited in areas related to current and past funded research projects of the Division which include: 

  • FESSUD investigates how finance serves economic, social and environmental needs.
  • i-Build investigates new business models to improve infrastructure systems and services and to promote regional growth and sustainable development.

Applicants are also advised to consult the Economics division pages.

Number of awards: Up to three (3) Economics Scholarship awards are available (up to one for UK/EU fee-rated candidates and up to two for international fee-rated candidates).

Value of award: tuition fees at the relevant UK/EU or international rate and a maintenance grant of £14,553* per annum (*the amount will be reviewed annually). There are no additional allowances for travel or research costs.

How to apply

Step 1

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 to apply for a Leeds University Business School: Economics Scholarship. Applications without a valid University ID Number will be rejected.

Find out more about how to apply for the PhD programme.

Step 2

All applicants must complete the Leeds University Business School Scholarships Application Form

Step 3

The following documents must be uploaded with your PhD application or sent with your scholarship application: 

  • PhD application formapply online
  • Scholarship application form: the form must be completed in full.
  • Research proposal: a 1000-2000 word document, in Word or .pdf format, outlining your proposed research topic and programme of research. Please see Writing Your Research Proposal for further details.
  • Locating your Research in Leeds University Business School Form: download the Locating Your Research Form from the Business School website
  • Two academic references: you must submit two academic letters of reference from two people who have taught you at Masters (or Bachelors) level who are able to comment on your academic ability and suitability to study on the programme. References must either:
    1) be written on headed paper; or
    2) bear the institution’s stamp / logo; or
    3) be typed and stamped with the institution’s stamp on the University of Leeds Referee’s Report.

    Important note about references: Due to the number of applications we receive, the Business School will not contact your referees on your behalf. You or your referees must provide the completed references by the given deadline. 

  • Certified copies of qualification certificates: scanned copies of all your higher education and professional qualifications;
  • Certified copies of academic transcripts and full grading systems: scanned copies of the official university listing of the full set of marks contributing to the overall grade of your qualifications. If you have not yet been awarded your qualification, you must provide confirmation of your provisional marks to date.

If you have not already submitted the above documents as part of your PhD application, they must be attached to the scholarship application form. Scholarship applications will be rejected if any of the documents listed above have not been received.

If your application is successful, we will also require evidence that you have met our English language entry requirements prior to registration (EU/International applicants only).

Step 4

Completed scholarship application forms should be returned to PhD@lubs.leeds.ac.uk

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Thursday 1st June 2017 (17:00 UK time)

Any application received after the deadline date or without a full set of documents as listed will be rejected.

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 Leeds University Business School: Economics Scholarship.
  • For PhD study, 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 prior to registration (EU/International applicants only).
Scholarship regulations

Scholarship regulations

These include the following (full information on the regulations will be sent to all successful applicants):

  • Awards must be taken up on 1 October 2017 or 1 February 2018.
  • Applicants must live within a reasonable distance of the University of Leeds whilst in receipt of this Scholarship.
  • The award will be made for one year in the first instance and is renewable for a further period of up to two years, subject to satisfactory academic progress and on condition that you have been successful in the “transfer” process and you are eligible for full PhD registration at the start of your second year of research.
Downloads

Economics Scholarship information sheet

Application form

International Business Fees Scholarship | Closed for 2017 Entry

Leeds University Business School: International Business Fees Scholarship

Closed for 2017 entry

This scholarship is open to UK, EU and international fee rated applicants. The award is available to support full-time or part-time PhD study commencing on either 1st October 2017 or 1st February 2018.

We particularly welcome applications in the following International Business research topics:

  • Theory of the Multinational Enterprise
  • Conflict and Litigation in International Business
  • Foreign Direct Investment in and from Emerging Economies such as China and India
  • International Strategy and Firm Competitiveness
  • Cross-Cultural Management and Language
  • Corporate Governance in the International Firm
  • Global Innovation

Number of awards: 1

Value of award: tuition fees at the relevant UK/EU or international rate.  There are no additional allowances for maintenance, travel or research costs.

How to apply

Step 1

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 to apply for a Leeds University Business School: International Business Fees Scholarship. Applications without a valid University ID Number will be rejected.

Find out more about how to apply for the PhD programme.

Step 2

All applicants must complete the Leeds University Business School Scholarships Application Form

Step 3

The following documents must be uploaded with your PhD application or sent with your scholarship application: 

  • PhD application formapply online
  • Scholarship application form: the form must be completed in full.
  • Research proposal: a 1000-2000 word document, in Word or .pdf format, outlining your proposed research topic and programme of research. Please see Writing Your Research Proposal for further details.
  • Locating your Research in Leeds University Business School Form: download the Locating Your Research Form from the Business School website
  • Two academic references: you must submit two academic letters of reference from two people who have taught you at Masters (or Bachelors) level who are able to comment on your academic ability and suitability to study on the programme. References must either:
    1) be written on headed paper; or
    2) bear the institution’s stamp / logo; or
    3) be typed and stamped with the institution’s stamp on the University of Leeds Referee’s Report.

    Important note about references: Due to the number of applications we receive, the Business School will not contact your referees on your behalf. You or your referees must provide the completed references by the given deadline. 

  • Certified copies of qualification certificates: scanned copies of all your higher education and professional qualifications;
  • Certified copies of academic transcripts and full grading systems: scanned copies of the official university listing of the full set of marks contributing to the overall grade of your qualifications. If you have not yet been awarded your qualification, you must provide confirmation of your provisional marks to date.

If you have not already submitted the above documents as part of your PhD application, they must be attached to the scholarship application form. Scholarship applications will be rejected if any of the documents listed above have not been received.

If your application is successful, we will also require evidence that you have met our English language entry requirements prior to registration (EU/International applicants only).

Step 4

Completed scholarship application forms should be returned to PhD@lubs.leeds.ac.uk

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Thursday 1st June 2017 (12:00 noon UK time)

Any application received after the deadline date or without a full set of documents as listed will be rejected.

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 Leeds University Business School: International Business Fees Scholarship.

  • For PhD study, 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 prior to registration (EU/International applicants only).
  • The awards are available for new research students undertaking full-time study for 3 years, or part-time study for 5 years, leading to the degree of PhD:
    - Students who are currently registered for PhD research study are not eligible for this competition.
    - Students who have previously been registered for PhD research study are not eligible for this competition.
  • These awards are not open to individuals who have already been awarded a PhD degree.
Scholarship regulations

Scholarship regulations

These include the following (full information on the regulations will be sent to all successful applicants):

  • Awards must be taken up on either 1st October 2017 or 1st February 2018.
  • Applicants must live within a reasonable distance of the University of Leeds whilst in receipt of this Scholarship.

The award will be made for one year in the first instance and is renewable for:

  • Full-Time candidates: a further period of up to two years, subject to satisfactory academic progress and on condition that you have been successful in the “transfer” process and you are eligible for full PhD registration at the start of your second year of research.
  • Part-Time candidates: a further period of up to four years, subject to satisfactory academic progress and on condition that you have been successful in the “transfer” process and you are eligible for full PhD registration at the start of your third year of research.

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Interntaional Business Fees Scholarship information sheet

Application form

Marketing Scholarships | Closed for 2017 Entry

Leeds University Business School: Marketing Scholarships

Closed for 2017 entry

These scholarships are open to UK, EU and international fee rated applicants commencing full-time PhD study within the Marketing Division of Leeds University Business School commencing on 1 October 2017.

Visit our Research Topics page to see which areas of research we are keen to pursue within the Marketing Division.

Number of awards: Up to two Marketing Scholarship awards are available

Value of award: tuition fees at the relevant UK/EU or international rate and a maintenance grant of £14,553* per annum (*the amount will be reviewed annually). There are no additional allowances for travel or research costs.

How to apply

How to apply

Step 1

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 to apply for a Leeds University Business School: Marketing Scholarship. Applications without a valid University ID Number will be rejected.

Find out more about how to apply for the PhD programme.

Step 2

All applicants must complete the Leeds University Business School Scholarships Application Form

Step 3

The following documents must be uploaded with your PhD application or sent with your scholarship application: 

  • PhD application formapply online
  • Scholarship application form: the form must be completed in full.
  • Research proposal: a 1000-2000 word document, in Word or .pdf format, outlining your proposed research topic and programme of research. Please see Writing Your Research Proposal for further details.
  • Locating your Research in Leeds University Business School Form: download the Locating Your Research Form from the Business School website
  • Two academic references: you must submit two academic letters of reference from two people who have taught you at Masters (or Bachelors) level who are able to comment on your academic ability and suitability to study on the programme. References must either:
    1) be written on headed paper; or
    2) bear the institution’s stamp / logo; or
    3) be typed and stamped with the institution’s stamp on the University of Leeds Referee’s Report.

    Important note about references: Due to the number of applications we receive, the Business School will not contact your referees on your behalf. You or your referees must provide the completed references by the given deadline. 

  • Certified copies of qualification certificates: scanned copies of all your higher education and professional qualifications;
  • Certified copies of academic transcripts and full grading systems: scanned copies of the official university listing of the full set of marks contributing to the overall grade of your qualifications. If you have not yet been awarded your qualification, you must provide confirmation of your provisional marks to date.

If you have not already submitted the above documents as part of your PhD application, they must be attached to the scholarship application form. Scholarship applications will be rejected if any of the documents listed above have not been received.

If your application is successful, we will also require evidence that you have met our English language entry requirements prior to registration (EU/International applicants only).

Step 4

Completed scholarship application forms should be returned to PhD@lubs.leeds.ac.uk

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Thursday 1st June 2017 (17:00 UK time)

Any application received after the deadline date or without a full set of documents as listed will be rejected.

Eligibility criteria

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 Leeds University Business School: Marketing Scholarship.
  • For PhD study, 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 prior to registration (EU/International applicants only).
  • The awards are available for new research students undertaking full-time study for 3 years leading to the degree of PhD. Students who are currently registered for PhD research study are not eligible for this competition.
  • These awards are not open to individuals who have already been awarded a PhD degree.
Scholarship regulations

Scholarship regulations

These include the following (full information on the regulations will be sent to all successful applicants):

  • Awards must be taken up on 1st October 2017.
  • Applicants must live within a reasonable distance of the University of Leeds whilst in receipt of this Scholarship.
  • The award will be made for one year in the first instance and is renewable for a further period of up to two years, subject to satisfactory academic progress and on condition that you have been successful in the “transfer” process and you are eligible for full PhD registration at the start of your second year of research.
Downloads

Marketing Scholarship information sheet

Application form

Alumni bursary

What is it?

If you have obtained a full undergraduate or postgraduate degree award from the University of Leeds, you may be eligible to receive the University of Leeds Alumni Bursary. Please view the terms and conditions to see if you are eligible.

How much is it worth?

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 do I apply?

If you have read the terms and conditions and think you are eligible to receive the alumni bursary, you need to email phd@lubs.leeds.ac.uk with 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.

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