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

Leeds University Business School sometimes offers specific postgraduate research opportunities related to funding bodies/opportunities, which are advertised here. There are currently no further opportunities being advertised for October 2019 entry.

There may be more opportunities in the near future so please check this page regularly.

Leeds University Business School Divisional Scholarships

Management Scholarships | Apply by 30 June

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 only award

Number of awards: 4 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 | Apply by 30 June

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: 1 (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 already applied for a place on the PhD programme at Leeds University Business School and be in receipt of a student ID number to be eligible for a Leeds University Business School: Marketing Scholarship.
  • Applicants must have uploaded all the necessary documents in support of their PhD application by the scholarship closing date.
  • The award is 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.
  • This award is 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.

 

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.