Funding and Scholarships

PhD scholarships available

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We offer a broad range of scholarships, which are advertised at different points through the year. Sign up to our newsletter to receive updates.

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

Funding opportunities

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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We offer a broad range of scholarships for UK/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.

UK/ EU applicants

Marketing Scholarships | Apply by Wednesday 31 October 2018

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 commencing on 1 February 2019.

Number of awards: up to 2

Value of award: tuition fees at the relevant UK/EU or international rate and a maintenance grant equivalent to the Research Councils UK National Minimum Doctoral Stipend (currently £14,777 per annum for 2018/19, the amount will be reviewed annually). 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: School 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 degree from an overseas university), in an appropriate academic discipline, with a minimum average score of 60 per cent (or equivalent).
  • 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

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

  • Awards must be taken up on 1 February 2019.
  • 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

  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. You can find out more information on how to apply for a place on the PhD programme here

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

3. The following documents must be uploaded with your PhD application or sent with your scholarship application by the deadline date:

a) PhD application form

b) Scholarship application form

c) Research proposal: a 1,000-2,000 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.

d) Locating your Research in Leeds University Business School Form: download the Locating Your Research Form from the Business School website

e) 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:

  • be written on headed paper; or
  • bear the institution’s stamp / logo; or
  • be typed and stamped with the institution’s stamp on the University of Leeds Referee’s Report.

f) Certified copies of qualification certificates: scanned copies of all your higher education and professional qualifications;

g) 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 by the deadline date.

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).

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

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS

Wednesday 31 October 2018, 23.59 (UK time)

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

International applicants

Marketing Scholarships | Apply by Wednesday 31 October 2018

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 commencing on 1 February 2019.

Number of awards: up to 2

Value of award: tuition fees at the relevant UK/EU or international rate and a maintenance grant equivalent to the Research Councils UK National Minimum Doctoral Stipend (currently £14,777 per annum for 2018/19, the amount will be reviewed annually). 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: School 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 degree from an overseas university), in an appropriate academic discipline, with a minimum average score of 60 per cent (or equivalent).
  • 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

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

  • Awards must be taken up on 1 February 2019.
  • 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

  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. You can find out more information on how to apply for a place on the PhD programme here

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

3. The following documents must be uploaded with your PhD application or sent with your scholarship application by the deadline date:

a) PhD application form

b) Scholarship application form

c) Research proposal: a 1,000-2,000 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.

d) Locating your Research in Leeds University Business School Form: download the Locating Your Research Form from the Business School website

e) 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:

  • be written on headed paper; or
  • bear the institution’s stamp / logo; or
  • be typed and stamped with the institution’s stamp on the University of Leeds Referee’s Report.

f) Certified copies of qualification certificates: scanned copies of all your higher education and professional qualifications;

g) 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 by the deadline date.

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).

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

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS

Wednesday 31 October 2018, 23.59 (UK time)

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