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.

UK/EU applicants

ESRC WR DTC Collaborative Studentship - Business Innovation and New Forms of Data: Mobile Data Analysis | Deadline 5 March

ESRC WR DTC Collaborative Studentship - Business Innovation and New Forms of Data:  Mobile Data Analysis

Download an application form here: Application deadline 5 March 2016

Project Description: As information and communication technologies (ICTs) are constantly evolving, emergency respondents (policing, fire and ambulance services) face challenges to successfully develop, implement ICT innovations and especially to effectively use, extract value, coordinate and share new forms of data generated by these.  However, reaching this goal is particularly challenging as ICT-mediated innovation unfolds as a complex process associated with non-linear paths, design-implementation gaps, and coordination problems caused by interests of multiple involved stakeholders, power shifts, user modifications and improvisational use of ICTs in practice.

There is a lack of research on the effective use of data generated by ICT innovations in emergency contexts that take all the above complexities into account.  Furthermore, extant research has mainly focused on the post-hoc ICT use in emergency contexts thus failing to incorporate the full innovation circle from innovation development to its implementation and post-implementation use and modifications by users.

This research will focus on the development of new business service predicated on the use of new type of data generated by mobile technologies.  The research will increase the understanding of the process and patterns of effective data use generated by ICT innovation as it unfolds in real time build on all phases of innovation development and implementation and take all the associated complexities, multiple actors and impacts into account.  The project will be undertaken in collaboration with AIRWAVE Solution Ltd which provides mobile communications networks for UK emergency response.  Expected outcomes of the study will allow exploration of compatibility and value of new sources of data generated by mobile innovation and deliver real value around smarter environments, safer cities and neighbourhood.

Project Partner: Airwave Solutions Limited

Principle supervisor: Dr Aljona Zorina (Email contact a.zorina@leeds.ac.uk / Tel no +44 113 3430291)

Project entry requirements:

  • Minimum UK Upper Second Class Honours or equivalent
  • Master Degree in Management, Information Systems, Communication and Media, Computer Science or Business Informatics
  • Expected competences/knowledge:
    - Information Systems- Organisational Behaviour
    - Knowledge and experience of qualitative and quantitative methods of data analysis
  • Previous work experience in IT industry is considered as an asset
  • Language
    - Proficient spoken and written knowledge of English is mandatory.

For admissions information please email phd@lubs.leeds.ac.uk

Business School contact: Su Bain +44 113 3434186

How to Apply for an ESRC WR DTC Studentship at Leeds:

Applicants must first submit the relevant study application form(s) and be in receipt of a Student ID Number.  Applicants must then complete the University’s ESRC WR DTC Studentship Application Form. This should be returned to pg_scholarships@leeds.ac.uk by the relevant deadline.  See further details of the application procedure and information on other ESRC WR DTC Studentships at the University of Leeds.

Full awards will cover UK/EU academic fees and a tax-free maintenance grant paid at standard Research Council rates (£14,057 in Session 2015/16) for full-time study, together with other allowances if appropriate.  EU 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.

(ESRC WR Collaborative/Network studentship advertisement information can be found on the FindAPhD site.)

Leeds Anniversary Research Scholarships | Deadline 11 March

Download an Leeds Anniversary Research Scholarship Application Form- Deadline Friday 11 March 2016

12 Scholarships available for Home UK/EU or international candidates in Leeds University Business School for full-time PhD study commencing 1 October 2016.

Leeds University Business School is proud to be ranked ninth in the UK for the quality of our research in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.  

Our research mission is to produce and disseminate world-class research, to increase knowledge, skills, understanding and impact. We are seeking excellent PhD candidates who are able to contribute to the advancement of knowledge within the Business School and whose scholarship and innovative thinking will shape corporate, policy and social agendas and broaden our impact in the global research community.

Our expertise

Our research expertise spans the areas of: Accounting and Finance, Economics, International Business, Management, Marketing and Work and Employment Relations.  Leeds Anniversary Research Studentships are available to excellent applicants who will research in one of our key areas of expertise. While applications are welcome in all relevant research areas, we are particularly interested in applications in the following specialist areas of research interest:

  • Asset pricing and financial markets; behavioural finance
  • Climate change and sustainable development
  • Credit management, banking and investment
  • Corporate, consumer and Individual social responsibility
  • Cross-border exchange relationship development and management
  • Customer and/or employee engagement and performance
  • Emerging and developing markets
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation
  • International economics, globalisation and economic development
  • International marketing and exporting
  • Market based accounting and decision making
  • Organisational ownership, performance, governance and structure
  • Personal selling and sales management
  • Policy impact and change in business and management, including health
  • Policy impact and change in economy and society, including work and employment
  • Policy impact and change in the management of cities and infrastructure
  • Projects involving BIG DATA, including finance and consumer market data
  • Supply chain management and regionalisation
  • Technology and innovation

 What type of person are we looking for?

 Successful applicants will normally be expected to demonstrate the following:

  • An outstanding academic background with a Bachelor degree equivalent to at least a UK Upper Second Class Honours degree (2:1) and a British Masters degree (or equivalent qualification) passed at a Distinction or Upper Merit level
  • Qualifications in cognate subjects, whether in areas matching the research specialisms of our business school or in disciplines like mathematics, psychology, sociology or modern languages
  • A commitment to working towards a top level professional career
  • A good sense of priorities and the ability to manage time well
  • An enthusiasm to work with leading academics to further develop advanced research skills, including quantitative and/or qualitative skills
  • An expectation of publishing in top level international journals

You will meet the English language requirements for entry to our PhD programme; International candidates will need to meet this requirement by the application deadline itself.

Download an Leeds Anniversary Research Scholarship Application Form- Deadline Friday 11 March 2016.

These awards are available to PG Researchers of all nationalities (subject to available funding from the School for international students).  Applicants should therefore contact the relevant School to see if there are any international scholarships available.

 

 

Improving communications about climate change, extreme weather, and adaptation | Deadline 11 March

Improving communications about climate change, extreme weather, and adaptation - Priestley International Centre for Climate (PICC)

Download an Application Form- Deadline 11 March 2016

1 Scholarship available for Home UK/EU or international candidates in Leeds University Business School’s Centre for Decision Research (CDR) and  jointly with the Sustainability Research Institute (SRI) in the School of Earth and Environment for Full time PhD study commencing 1 October 2016.

These awards are available to PG Researchers of all nationalities (subject to available funding from the School for international students). Applicants should therefore contact the relevant School to see if there are any international scholarships available.

Entry requirements/necessary background for students:

  • You will need to meet the entry requirements for PhD in the Business School and submit a research proposal in line with the project description. See how to apply for a PhD.
  • You will need to have had some training in behavioral decision making, psychology, communication, environmental social science, or related fields.
  • You will meet the English language requirements for entry to our PhD programme; International candidates will need to meet this requirement by the application deadline itself.
  • Meet the eligibility criteria of the Leeds Anniversary Research Scholarships – see application form.

Proposed Supervisors:  Professor Wändi Bruine de Bruin and Professor Suraje Dessai

Project Description:  Climate change is expected to increase the risk of dangerous and costly extreme weather events, including in the UK. Businesses and households in the UK will therefore need to decide whether or not to adopt protective measures and support national policies related to climate change, extreme weather preparedness, and adaptation (for example flood management, water resource management, building standards, etc.). Indeed, the UK government’s recent National Adaptation Programme has identified roles for individuals and communities in climate change adaptation, including flood preparation.

Climate scientists increasingly recognise the need for informing people’s decisions, through effective communications about climate change, extreme weather, and adaptation. Unfortunately, decisions about how best to adapt to climate change involve deep uncertainty, which can be difficult for climate scientists to communicate. Indeed, it has been argued that the main challenge faced by those tasked with communicating climate science to non-experts is how to present the complex uncertainties. Failing to communicate this information can have serious consequences, including undermining people’s ability to make informed decisions, leading to maladaptive responses and a loss of trust in communicators. It is therefore imperative that information and associated uncertainties be adequately conveyed.

One challenge in communicating uncertainty is that members of the general public vary widely in their numeracy or their number ability. As a result, uncertainty information that are well-understood by experts are not necessarily well-understood by non-experts.  Although the IPCC has aimed to develop a systematic and transparent framework for communicating uncertainty, their communication efforts have received criticism for being confusing and overly complex.  

This project will apply insights from the social science of risk perception and communication to improve the communication about uncertainty about climate change, extreme weather, and adaptation to non-expert UK residents.

Download an Application Form

Deadline: 11 March 2016

For further information please contact Matthew Armstrong M.Armstrong@leeds.ac.uk

 

 

Leeds University Business School Economics Scholarships | Deadline 18 April

Scholarship Information

These scholarships are open to UK, EU and international fee rated applicants commencing full-time PhD study within the Economics Division of Leeds University Business School on 1 October 2016.

Number of awards: Up to two Economics Scholarship awards are available.

Value of award: tuition fees at the relevant UK/EU or international rate and a maintenance grant of £14,057* per annum (*subject to approval and change).  There are no additional allowances for travel or research costs.

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.
  • 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 already registered or 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

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

  • Awards must be taken up on 1 October 2016.
  • 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.

How to Apply

The deadline for applications is 12:00 noon UK time on Monday 18 April 2016.

Leeds University Business School Marketing Scholarships | Deadline 18 April

Scholarship Information

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 on 1 October 2016.

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 £14,057* per annum (*subject to approval and change).  There are no additional allowances for travel or research costs.

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.
  • 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 already registered or 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

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

  • Awards must be taken up on 1 October 2016.
  • 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.

How to Apply

The deadline for applications is 12:00 noon UK time on Monday 18 April 2016.

University Research Scholarship | Deadline 2 June

Application deadline: 2nd June 2016  

Download University Postgraduate Research Scholarship application form

University Research Scholarships are available to applicants from the United Kingdom and other EU countries, who are commencing PhD research study from 1 October 2016.

Value of award: The Faculty of Business strongly encourages non-UK EU students to apply for these prestigious awards as they cover academic fees and (for full-time students) an annual maintenance grant of up to £14,057* (rate for Session 2015/16) subject to change and approval. See URS information sheet for full details.

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 2016. 

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

How to apply for a University Research Scholarship

Applicants MUST first submit a research degree study application form and be in receipt of a University BANNER ID Number to be eligible for a University Research Scholarship. Applications without a valid University ID Number will be rejected.  

Applicants should carefully read the University Research Scholarships information sheet to determine whether they meet the eligibility criteria, then complete the University Postgraduate Research Scholarship application form. Completed forms (must be typed) should be returned in either Word or pdf format by email to pg_scholarships@leeds.ac.uk by the closing date.

Frank Parkinson Scholarship | Deadline 2 June

Number of scholarships - 1 award available

Application deadline: 1 June 2016 (23:59 UK time)

Download Frank Parkinson Scholarship application form

One Frank Parkinson Scholarship will be available for a student to undertake full-time PhD study from October 2016. 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.

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.

Register for updates

We offer a broad range of scholarships for UK and EU candidates which are advertised at different points through the year. Sign up to our newsletter to receive updates when new funding opportunities are made available.

International applicants

Leeds Anniversary Research Scholarships | Deadline 11 March

Download an Leeds Anniversary Research Scholarship Application Form- Deadline Friday 11 March 2016

12 Scholarships available for Home UK/EU or international candidates in Leeds University Business School for Full time PhD study commencing 1 October 2016.

Leeds University Business School is proud to be ranked ninth in the UK for the quality of our research in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.  

Our research mission is to produce and disseminate world-class research, to increase knowledge, skills, understanding and impact. We are seeking excellent PhD candidates who are able to contribute to the advancement of knowledge within the Business School and whose scholarship and innovative thinking will shape corporate, policy and social agendas and broaden our impact in the global research community.

Our expertise

Our research expertise spans the areas of: Accounting and Finance, Economics, International Business, Management, Marketing and Work and Employment Relations.  Leeds Anniversary Research Studentships are available to excellent applicants who will research in one of our key areas of expertise. While applications are welcome in all relevant research areas, we are particularly interested in applications in the following specialist areas of research interest:

  • Asset pricing and financial markets; behavioural finance
  • Climate change and sustainable development
  • Credit management, banking and investment
  • Corporate, consumer and Individual social responsibility
  • Cross-border exchange relationship development and management
  • Customer and/or employee engagement and performance
  • Emerging and developing markets
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation
  • International economics, globalisation and economic development
  • International marketing and exporting
  • Market based accounting and decision making
  • Organisational ownership, performance, governance and structure
  • Personal selling and sales management
  • Policy impact and change in business and management, including health
  • Policy impact and change in economy and society, including work and employment
  • Policy impact and change in the management of cities and infrastructure
  • Projects involving BIG DATA, including finance and consumer market data
  • Supply chain management and regionalisation
  • Technology and innovation

 What type of person are we looking for?

 Successful applicants will normally be expected to demonstrate the following:

  • An outstanding academic background with a Bachelor degree equivalent to at least a UK Upper Second Class Honours degree (2:1) and a British Masters degree (or equivalent qualification) passed at a Distinction or Upper Merit level
  • Qualifications in cognate subjects, whether in areas matching the research specialisms of our business school or in disciplines like mathematics, psychology, sociology or modern languages
  • A commitment to working towards a top level professional career
  • A good sense of priorities and the ability to manage time well
  • An enthusiasm to work with leading academics to further develop advanced research skills, including quantitative and/or qualitative skills
  • An expectation of publishing in top level international journals

You will meet the English language requirements for entry to our PhD programme; International candidates will need to meet this requirement by the application deadline itself.

Download an Leeds Anniversary Research Scholarship Application Form- Deadline Friday 11 March 2016

These awards are available to PG Researchers of all nationalities (subject to available funding from the School for international students).  Applicants should therefore contact the relevant School to see if there are any international scholarships available.

 

 

Improving communications about climate change, extreme weather, and adaptation | Deadline 11 March

Improving communications about climate change, extreme weather, and adaptation - Priestley International Centre for Climate (PICC)

Download an Application Form- Deadline 11 March 2016

1 Scholarship available for Home UK/EU or international candidates in Leeds University Business School’s Centre for Decision Research (CDR) and  jointly with the Sustainability Research Institute (SRI) in the School of Earth and Environment for Full time PhD study commencing 1 October 2016.

Entry requirements/necessary background for students:

  • You will need to meet the entry requirements for PhD in the Business School and submit a research proposal in line with the project description.  See how to apply for the PhD programme.
  • You will need to have had some training in behavioral decision making, psychology, communication, environmental social science, or related fields.
  • You will meet the English language requirements for entry to our PhD programme; International candidates will need to meet this requirement by the application deadline itself.
  • Meet the eligibility criteria of the Leeds Anniversary Research Scholarships – see application form.

Proposed Supervisors:  Professor Wändi Bruine de Bruin and Professor Suraje Dessai

Project Description:  Climate change is expected to increase the risk of dangerous and costly extreme weather events, including in the UK. Businesses and households in the UK will therefore need to decide whether or not to adopt protective measures and support national policies related to climate change, extreme weather preparedness, and adaptation (for example flood management, water resource management, building standards, etc.). Indeed, the UK government’s recent National Adaptation Programme has identified roles for individuals and communities in climate change adaptation, including flood preparation.

Climate scientists increasingly recognise the need for informing people’s decisions, through effective communications about climate change, extreme weather, and adaptation. Unfortunately, decisions about how best to adapt to climate change involve deep uncertainty, which can be difficult for climate scientists to communicate. Indeed, it has been argued that the main challenge faced by those tasked with communicating climate science to non-experts is how to present the complex uncertainties. Failing to communicate this information can have serious consequences, including undermining people’s ability to make informed decisions, leading to maladaptive responses and a loss of trust in communicators. It is therefore imperative that information and associated uncertainties be adequately conveyed.

One challenge in communicating uncertainty is that members of the general public vary widely in their numeracy or their number ability. As a result, uncertainty information that are well-understood by experts are not necessarily well-understood by non-experts.  Although the IPCC has aimed to develop a systematic and transparent framework for communicating uncertainty, their communication efforts have received criticism for being confusing and overly complex.

This project will apply insights from the social science of risk perception and communication to improve the communication about uncertainty about climate change, extreme weather, and adaptation to non-expert UK residents.

Download an Application Form

Deadline: 11 March 2016

For further information please contact Matthew Armstrong M.Armstrong@leeds.ac.uk

 

 

Leeds University Business School Economics Scholarships | Deadline 18 April

Scholarship Information

These scholarships are open to UK, EU and international fee rated applicants commencing full-time PhD study within the Economics Division of Leeds University Business School on 1 October 2016.

Number of awards: Up to two Economics Scholarship awards are available.

Value of award: tuition fees at the relevant UK/EU or international rate and a maintenance grant of £14,057* per annum (*subject to approval and change).  There are no additional allowances for travel or research costs.

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.
  • 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 already registered or 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

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

  • Awards must be taken up on 1 October 2016.
  • 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.

How to Apply

The deadline for applications is 12:00 noon UK time on Monday 18 April 2016.

Leeds University Business School Marketing Scholarships | Deadline 18 April

Scholarship Information

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 on 1 October 2016.

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 £14,057* per annum (*subject to approval and change).  There are no additional allowances for travel or research costs.

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.
  • 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 already registered or 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

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

  • Awards must be taken up on 1 October 2016.
  • 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.

How to Apply

The deadline for applications is 12:00 noon UK time on Monday 18 April 2016.

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.

Register for updates

We offer a broad range of scholarships for International candidates which are advertised at different points through the year. Sign up to our newsletter to receive updates when new funding opportunities are made available.