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.

ESRC Grant - Linked studentships in Consumer Data Analytics DEADLINE 31st JULY 2014

ESRC Grant - Linked studentships in Consumer Data Analytics

Download an application form - Application Extended deadline 31st July 2014

Project B: Ethical Consumption.  Leeds University Business School

Number of awards: x1 Full Time Studentships available

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 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.

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 31st July 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

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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.