Masters Scholarships

We award a generous range of scholarships to UK, EU and international students

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Rewarding excellence

Leeds University Business School awards a generous range of scholarships for Masters level study.

Scholarships are available for the most talented candidates. We consider all eligible applicants who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and excellent personal and professional skills.

For information about other sources of funding, including the government postgraduate loan for UK/EU students, see Fees and Funding.

Business School scholarships

For eligible applicants to any Business School Masters course in 2019/20:

Leeds Alumni Bursary and Excellence Scholarship

There are two financial awards for University of Leeds alumni joining the Business School:

Leeds Alumni Bursary

What is it?

The University of Leeds Alumni Bursary offers 10% tuition fee reduction for self or partially funded students* for any Business School Masters degree.

Who qualifies?

Graduates of the University of Leeds (or an affiliated institution*) are entitled to a 10% bursary towards tuition fees. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply for this bursary.

The bursary is calculated based on the net fee remaining i.e. after other scholarships and awards have been deducted.

Graduates of the University of Leeds (or an affiliated institution*) with a First Class undergraduate degree are also eligible for the Leeds University Business School Alumni Excellence Scholarship (details below). Fully funded students are not eligible for this scholarship.

How do I apply?

Please follow the instructions on the University of Leeds Alumni Bursary web page.

*please refer to the terms and conditions

Leeds University Business School Alumni Excellence Scholarship

What is it?

An additional 10% scholarship award towards the relevant tuition fee for Masters degrees at the Business School.

Who qualifies?

University of Leeds graduates who achieved a First Class award in their undergraduate degree are eligible for this scholarship. See qualifying awards

Applicants who qualify for this scholarship are also entitled to receive the Leeds Alumni Bursary (details above) resulting in a total award of 20%. The scholarship is calculated based on the net fee remaining i.e. after other scholarships and awards have been deducted (the 10% alumni bursary and 10% alumni scholarship are added together and 20% is deducted from the net fee).

Fully funded students are not eligible for this scholarship.

How do I apply?

All eligible applicants with an offer to study a Masters course will automatically be advised by our Admissions team.

Dean's Excellence Scholarships 2019

For international students:

For UK and EU students:

Dean's UK/EU* Excellence Scholarship

What is it?

One full-fee scholarship.

Who qualifies? 

An outstanding UK/EU* applicant wishing to undertake a Masters programme with Leeds University Business School in 2019/2020. To be considered for the scholarship you must:

  • Hold a conditional or unconditional offer for a Leeds University Business School Taught Masters programme for 2019/2020
  • Be able to evidence an outstanding academic track record
  • Be able to demonstrate how you strive for and achieve excellence in your professional and personal experiences through your work history and/or extra-curricular activities
  • Explain how the opportunity to study at Leeds University Business School will help you achieve your academic, personal and professional development goals

Applicants whose first language is not English must meet the University’s English Language requirements. 

How do I apply?

The application form will be available to download in October.

When will I find out?

Successful applicants can expect to be notified of the outcome of their scholarship application within four weeks of the deadline. Successful applicants must accept their scholarship within two weeks of receiving the scholarship offer.

*students who are considered to be “UK/EU” for fee purposes.

Dean's International* Excellence Scholarship

What is it?

One full-fee scholarship.

Who qualifies? 

An outstanding international* applicant wishing to undertake a Masters programme with Leeds University Business School in 2019/2020. To be considered for the scholarship you must:

 

  • Hold a conditional or unconditional offer for a Leeds University Business School Taught Masters programme for 2019/2020
  • Be able to evidence an outstanding academic track record
  • Be able to demonstrate how you strive for and achieve excellence in your professional and personal experiences through your work history and/or extra-curricular activities
  • Explain how the opportunity to study at Leeds University Business School will help you achieve your academic, personal and professional development goals

Applicants whose first language is not English must meet the University’s English Language requirements. 

How do I apply?

The application form will be available in October.

When will I find out?

Successful applicants can expect to be notified of the outcome of their scholarship application within four weeks of the deadline. Successful applicants must accept their scholarship within two weeks of receiving the scholarship offer.

*students who are considered to be “International” for fee purposes.

These scholarships are specific to each Masters course. Scholarships are available for eligible applicants with an offer to study in 2019/20.

For UK and EU students

Masters UK/EU* Excellence Scholarships

What is it?

A number of half-fee scholarships towards the cost of tuition fees.

Who qualifies?

Particularly deserving UK/EU* applicants to the following Masters programmes in 2019/2020:

To be considered for the scholarship you must:

  • Hold a conditional or unconditional offer for the relevant Masters programme for 2019/2020.
  • Demonstrate an excellent academic track record.
  • Show excellent professional and personal skills evidenced through work experience and/or extracurricular activities.
  • Demonstrate the potential to contribute to the social and cultural diversity of our Masters programmes.

How do I apply?

You will be automatically considered for these scholarships when we review your application for the relevant Masters course. You are not required to make a separate application. We allocate scholarships on a rolling basis throughout the application cycle. We recommend to make your application for the relevant Masters course as early as possible if you wish to be considered for this scholarship.

When will I find out?

Successful applicants can expect to be notified of their scholarship award within two weeks of receiving notification of their conditional or unconditional offer for the relevant Masters course. Successful applicants must accept their scholarship within two weeks of receiving the scholarship offer.

*students who are considered to be “UK/EU” for fee purposes.

Masters in Economics UK/EU* Excellence Scholarships

What is it?

A number of full-fee scholarships towards the cost of tuition fees.

Who qualifies?

Particularly deserving UK/EU* applicants to the following Masters programmes in 2019/2020:

To be considered for the scholarship you must:

  • Hold a conditional or unconditional offer for the relevant Masters programme for 2019/2020.
  • Demonstrate an excellent academic track record.
  • Show excellent professional and personal skills evidenced through work experience and/or extracurricular activities.
  • Demonstrate the potential to contribute to the social and cultural diversity of our Masters programmes.

How do I apply?

You will be automatically considered for these scholarships when we review your application for the relevant Masters course. You are not required to make a separate application. We allocate scholarships on a rolling basis throughout the application cycle. We recommend to make your application for the relevant Masters course as early as possible if you wish to be considered for this scholarship.

When will I find out?

Successful applicants can expect to be notified of their scholarship award within two weeks of receiving notification of their conditional or unconditional offer for the relevant Masters course. Successful applicants must accept their scholarship within two weeks of receiving the scholarship offer.

*students who are considered to be “UK/EU” for fee purposes.

For international students

Masters International* Excellence Scholarships

What is it?

A number of £6000 scholarships towards the cost of tuition fees.

Who qualifies?

Particularly deserving international* applicants to the following Masters programmes in 2019/2020:

To be considered for the scholarship you must:

  • Hold a conditional or unconditional offer for the relevant Masters programme for 2019/2020.
  • Demonstrate an excellent academic track record
  • Show excellent professional and personal skills evidenced through work experience and/or extra-curricular activities.
  • Demonstrate the potential to contribute to the social and cultural diversity of our Masters programmes.

How do I apply?

You will be automatically considered for these scholarships when we review your application for the relevant Masters course. You are not required to make a separate application. We allocate scholarships on a rolling basis throughout the application cycle. We recommend to make your application for the relevant Masters course as early as possible if you wish to be considered for this scholarship.

When will I find out?

Successful applicants can expect to be notified of their scholarship award within two weeks of receiving notification of their conditional or unconditional offer for the relevant Masters course. Successful applicants must accept their scholarship within two weeks of receiving the scholarship offer.

*students who are considered to be “International” for fee purposes.

Masters in Economics Africa, Americas and South/South East Asia Excellence Scholarships

What is it?

A number of full-fee scholarships towards the cost of tuition fees.

Who qualifies?

Particularly deserving applicants to the following Masters programmes in 2019/2020:

From one of the following regions:

  • Africa
  • The Americas
  • South/South East Asia

To be considered for the scholarship you must:

  • Hold a conditional or unconditional offer for the relevant Masters programme for 2019/2020.
  • Demonstrate an excellent academic track record
  • Show excellent professional and personal skills evidenced through work experience and/or extra-curricular activities.
  • Demonstrate the potential to contribute to the social and cultural diversity of our Masters programmes
  • Be considered a national of a country in the African Union, the Americas or of a country in the ASEAN community, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan or Sri Lanka.

How do I apply?

You will be automatically considered for these scholarships when we review your application for the relevant Masters course. You are not required to make a separate application. We allocate scholarships on a rolling basis throughout the application cycle. We recommend to make your application for the relevant Masters course as early as possible if you wish to be considered for this scholarship.

When will I find out?

Successful applicants can expect to be notified of their scholarship award within two weeks of receiving notification of their conditional or unconditional offer for the relevant Masters course. Successful applicants must accept their scholarship within two weeks of receiving the scholarship offer.

Masters in Finance International* Excellence Scholarships

What is it?

A number of half-fee scholarships towards the cost of tuition fees.

Who qualifies?

Particularly deserving international* applicants to the following Masters programmes in 2019/2020:

To be considered for the scholarship you must:

  • Hold a conditional or unconditional offer for the relevant Masters programme for 2019/2020.
  • Demonstrate an excellent academic track record
  • Show excellent professional and personal skills evidenced through work experience and/or extra-curricular activities.
  • Demonstrate the potential to contribute to the social and cultural diversity of our Masters programmes.

How do I apply?

You will be automatically considered for these scholarships when we review your application for the relevant Masters course. You are not required to make a separate application. We allocate scholarships on a rolling basis throughout the application cycle. We recommend to make your application for the relevant Masters course as early as possible if you wish to be considered for this scholarship.

When will I find out?

Successful applicants can expect to be notified of their scholarship award within two weeks of receiving notification of their conditional or unconditional offer for the relevant Masters course. Successful applicants must accept their scholarship within two weeks of receiving the scholarship offer.

*students who are considered to be “International” for fee purposes.

Masters in Accounting and Finance Scholarship in partnership with Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok

What is it?

2 half fee scholarships towards the cost of tuition fees.

Who qualifies?

All students from Chulalongkorn University who have received an offer to study any of the following Masters programmes in 2019/20:

How do I apply?

All students from Chulalongkorn University with an offer to study will automatically be considered for a scholarship against set criteria. There is no additional scholarship application process.

As well as meeting the conditions for your offer, you will need to demonstrate the following;

  • Outstanding academic credentials i.e. likely to be in the top 20% of your class
  • Evidence of achievement explained in your personal statement (for example prizes or awards received, where you were placed in your class)
  • Strong academic reference(s)
  • That you bring diversity of background to the class.

We will also consider your potential to be a successful ambassador for the Business School.

Masters in Accounting and Finance Scholarship in partnership with Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

What is it?

One scholarship for the full tuition fee.

Who qualifies? 

All students from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv who have received an offer to study any of the following Masters programmes in 2019/20:

How do I apply? 

All students from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv with an offer to study will automatically be considered for a scholarship against set criteria. There is no additional scholarship application process.

As well as meeting the conditions for your offer, you will need to demonstrate the following;

  • Outstanding academic credentials i.e. likely to be in the top 20% of your class
  • Evidence of achievement explained in your personal statement (for example prizes or awards received, where you were placed in your class)
  • Strong academic reference(s)
  • That you bring diversity of background to the class.

We will also consider your potential to be a successful ambassador for the Business School.

University of Leeds scholarships

University of Leeds Scholarships Database

The University of Leeds offers a range of additional scholarships for UK, EU and international students to help towards paying tuition fees or living costs.

Postgraduates students at Leeds benefit from around £12m of funding from the University and external sources. Scholarships can be very competitive, so it's important you make enquiries and apply to all possible sources of funding at an early stage.

Before you apply you must first have applied for a place of study and received your Student Application Number.

Search the Postgraduate Scholarships Database.

Chevening scholarships

For eligible applicants to any Masters course in 2019/20:

University of Leeds Chevening Scholarships
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The University of Leeds and Leeds University Business School, in conjunction with Chevening, are pleased to offer two co-funded scholarships. The deadline for applications is 6 November 2018.

The scholarships are available for students from eligible Chevening countries who are interested in applying for the following Masters programmes at Leeds University Business School:

  • MSc International Business: Chevening scholarship open to applicants from all Chevening eligible countries.
  • MSc Economics: Chevening scholarship open to applicants from China.

Please visit the Chevening website to find out more about the scholarships