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 

Postgraduate Research Opportunities

Optimisation models for sustainable fashion | Apply by Tuesday 30 April 2019

Scholarship Information:

We invite applicants for a fully funded PhD scholarship to start in October 2019 or February 2020, supervised by Prof Julia Bennell and Dr Pammi Sinha. The project is an exciting interdisciplinary project between Leeds University Business School and Leeds School of Design. The project will research optimisation models for sustainable fashion.

The fashion industry produces over 100 billion items of clothing each year. Inevitably, such a large consumer industry comes at a cost to the environment and there is significant interest in improving the sustainability of this industry. In the UK, clothing industry is ranked fourth for its impact on the environment, 20% of water pollution comes from textile treatment and dying and 92 million tonnes of textile waste is created annually. This project will look at two scenarios for improving the amount of waste produced by the manufacture of garments. The first is to aspire to zero waste pattern cutting and consider how manufactures and designers can work together to produce garment patterns that can tessellate. The second is to reuse old garments to make new (up-cycling) and how this can be done on a larger scale. In both models the focus of the project is to develop optimisation models for cutting garment patterns from fabric that meet the needs of the manufacturing scenarios detailed above. 

The scholarship is open to UK, EU and international fee rated applicants commencing full-time or part-time PhD study within the Management Division of Leeds University Business School on 1 October 2019 or 1 February 2020. Applicants must have a good level of mathematical knowledge and some experience of computer programming. This can be demonstrated through modules taken on Undergraduate or Masters degrees. 

Number of awards: 1

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 £15,009 per annum for 2019/20, the amount will be reviewed annually). There are no additional allowances for travel or research costs.

 

Eligibility criteria

  • Applicants must submit a research degree study application form and be in receipt of a University Banner ID Number (Student ID Number) to be eligible for this 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 degree from an overseas university), in an appropriate academic discipline, with a minimum average score of 60 per cent (or equivalent).
  • Applicants must have a good level of mathematical knowledge and some experience of computer programming. This can be demonstrated through modules taken on undergraduate or masters degrees.
  • 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 award is available for new research students undertaking full-time or part-time study for leading to the degree of PhD.
  • Students who are currently registered for PhD research study are not eligible for this competition. The award is not open to individuals who have already been awarded a PhD degree.

Scholarships regulations

  • The award must be taken up on 1st October 2019 or 1 February 2020.
  • The successful candidate 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. For part-time students, the award is tenable for 24 months (two calendar years) in the first instance and is renewable annually for a maximum period of five years, subject to satisfactory academic progress.

How to apply

  • To apply for the scholarship, applicants must apply for a place of study at Leeds University Business School.
  • You will need to select Application Type ‘Research Degrees - Research Postgraduate’, Admissions Year ‘201920’, and Proposed Start Date of Research ‘1 October 2019’ or ‘1 February 2020’.
  • In the Research Area/Title section you will need to specify ‘Deputy Dean’s Scholarship’ as the research area and ‘Prof Julia Bennell’ as the proposed supervisor. You do not need to upload a research proposal.
  • Alongside your application, you will also need to upload two academic references, copies of certificates and transcripts for all degree-level qualifications, an English language certificate (EU/international candidates only) and any other certificates which show relevant additional training.
  • To be considered for the scholarship, applicants will also need to complete the scholarship application form.

The form asks the following questions:

  • Please outline your experience of working with optimisation models in your studies.
  • Please give details of any computer programming experience.
  • Please explain what interests you about this project.

Leeds Doctoral Scholarships

Leeds Doctoral Scholarships | Apply by Monday 1 April

Leeds University Business School is part of the The University of Leeds’ Doctoral Scholarship scheme and we are now accepting applications. There are a number of fully funded places for entry in October 2019, available for study in all divisions of Leeds University Business School.

You can find more information about the scholarship here, and apply using the online application form here. Please note that you must have already applied to the PhD programme and have a student ID number to apply. International candidates must have met the English language requirements by the scholarship closing date to be eligible.

Leeds University Business School Divisional Scholarships

Accounting and Finance Scholarships

Scholarship Information

These scholarships are open to UK, EU and international fee rated applicants commencing full-time PhD study within the Accounting and Finance Division of Leeds University Business School on 1 October 2019.

Number of awards: 5

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 £15,009 per annum for 2019/20, the amount will be reviewed annually). There are no additional allowances for travel or research costs.

 

Eligibility criteria

  • 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).
  • Applicants must have an offer from Leeds University Business School to be eligible for a Leeds University Business School: Accounting and Finance Scholarship.
  • 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

  • Awards must be taken up on 1st October 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

Please complete an online application form. Unfortunately we are not able to accept applications via email.

Economics Scholarships

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 2019 or 1 February 2020.

Number of awards: 3 (1 UK/EU, 1 international, 1 UK/EU/international).

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 £15,009 per annum for 2019/20, the amount will be reviewed annually). There are no additional allowances for travel or research costs.

 

Eligibility criteria

  • 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).
  • Applicants must have an offer from Leeds University Business School to be eligible for a Leeds University Business School: Economics Scholarship.
  • 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

  • Awards must be taken up on 1 October 2019 or 1 February 2020.
  • 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

Please complete an online application form. Unfortunately we are not able to accept applications via email.

International Business Scholarships

Scholarship Information

These scholarships are open to UK, EU and international fee rated applicants commencing full-time PhD study within the International Business Division of Leeds University Business School on 1 October 2019 or 1 February 2020.

Number of awards: 1

Value of award: Tuition fees at the relevant UK/EU or international rate.

 

Eligibility criteria

  • 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).
  • Applicants must have an offer from Leeds University Business School to be eligible for a Leeds University Business School: International Business Scholarship.
  • 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

  • Awards must be taken up on 1 October 2019 or 1 February 2020.
  • 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

Please complete an online application form. Unfortunately we are not able to accept applications via email.

Management Scholarships | Apply by Monday 25 March 2019

Scholarship Information

These scholarships are open to UK, EU and international fee rated applicants commencing  full-time or part-time PhD study within the Management Division of Leeds University Business School on 1 October 2019 or 1 February 2020.

 

Tuition fee and maintenance award

Number of awards: 2 tuition fees up to the UK/EU rate and 50% maintenance.

Value of award: Tuition fees up to the UK/EU rate will be funded by this scholarship, international PhD offer holders are welcome to apply however will be required to fund the remainder of the fee, up to the international fee rate. The maintenance grant of 50% will be based on the equivalent of 50% of the recommend allowance by the Research Councils UK National Minimum Doctoral Stipend. The current full maintenance stipend is £15,009 per annum for 2019/20 (reviewed annually). There are no additional allowances for travel or research costs. For 2019/20, part-time tuition fees are 50% of the full-time rate and the maintenance grant is 60% of the full-time rate.

 

Tuition fee only award

Number of awards: 5 tuition fees only up to the UK/EU rate (1 per subject group (Decision research; Enterprise and entrepreneurship; Logistics, information, operations and networks (LION); Organizational behaviour; Strategy and organization (SO)).

Value of award: Tuition fees up to the UK/EU rate will be funded by this scholarship, international PhD offer holders are welcome to apply however will be required to fund the remainder of the fee, up to the international fee rate. There are no additional allowances for travel or research costs. For 2019/20, part-time tuition fees are 50% of the full-time rate.

 

Eligibility criteria

  • 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).
  • Applicants must have an offer from Leeds University Business School to be eligible for a Leeds University Business School: Management Scholarship.
  • 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

  • Awards must be taken up on 1st October 2019 or 1st February 2020.
  • 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

Please complete an online application form. Unfortunately we are not able to accept applications via email.

Marketing Scholarships

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 2019.

Number of awards: 3 (1 UK/EU, 2 international).

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 £15,009 per annum for 2019/20, the amount will be reviewed annually). There are no additional allowances for travel or research costs.

 

Eligibility criteria

  • 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).
  • Applicants must have an offer from Leeds University Business School to be eligible for a Leeds University Business School: Marketing Scholarship.
  • 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

  • Awards must be taken up on 1 October 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

Please complete an online application form. Unfortunately we are not able to accept applications via email.

 

Work and Employment Relations Scholarships

Scholarship Information

These scholarships are open to UK, EU and international fee rated applicants commencing full-time or part-time PhD study within the Work and Employment Relations Division of Leeds University Business School on 1 October 2019 or 1 February 2020.

Number of awards: 3 

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 £15,009 per annum for 2019/20, the amount will be reviewed annually). There are no additional allowances for travel or research costs. For 2019/20, part-time tuition fees are 50% of the full-time rate and the maintenance grant is 60% of the full-time rate. 

 

Eligibility criteria

  • 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).
  • Applicants must have an offer from Leeds University Business School to be eligible for a Leeds University Business School: Work and Employment Relations Scholarship.
  • The awards are available for new research students undertaking full-time or part-time study 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

  • Awards must be taken up on 1 October 2019 or 1 February 2020.

  • 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.

  • Applicants are advised to consult the CERIC website, as priority will be given to applicants who’s proposed research clearly addresses one of the six CERIC research themes.

How to apply

Please complete an online application form. Unfortunately we are not able to accept applications via email.

Alumni Bursary

Leeds 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.