Scholarships

The University offers a range of Undergraduate and Postgraduate funding opportunities to help support you during your time studying with us.

Across our Faculty, we also have a number of generous awards and scholarships, which you’ll find below.

Before you apply for any funding, you'll need to have applied to your chosen course. You can apply for more than one funding opportunity, but may have to choose which ones to accept if your applications are successful.

All regions

Title Summary
Applied and Professional Ethics Scholarships Awards available to UK / EU / International applicants
Biomedical and Healthcare Ethics Scholarships Scholarships available to students on either the MA or PGDip Biomedical and Healthcare Ethics.
Graduates 10% Discount (fee waiver) For Graduates that achieved a first on a School of Music UG degree in 2021
Head of School Excellence Scholarship Three full fee scholarships are available for a home/EU and international rated applicants. They will cover Full Home/EU fee or 50% of International fee, actual amount will vary according to programme.
Head of School Excellence scholarship One fee scholarship is available for a UK / EU / International applicant.
Head of School Masters Scholarships Applications are invited from highly qualified prospective students. The award will provide a £2,000 contribution towards academic fees (£1,000 per annum for students studying on part time MA courses). The awards are available to UK, EU and international students.
Herbert Thompson Scholarship One fee scholarship is available for an UK / EU / International applicant
John Barnard Postgraduate Scholarship John Barnard, now Professor Emeritus at the University of Leeds, has had a long and distinguished career in the School of English as Head of Department more than once. A respected teacher, literary scholar, editor and bibliographer, he has an enviable range of expertise in poetry and drama, and is best known for his work on Restoration comedy and the poetry of Pope and Keats.
Julian Rushton Scholarship One fee scholarship is available for an UK / EU / International applicant
Leeds Translation Studies Masters scholarships These scholarships are open to UK/EU and international applicants holding an offer of study for a place on any of the eligible translation/interpreting Masters courses (full-time/part-time) commencing September 2021
Mangoletsi Scholarship One scholarship is available to home/EU and international rated applicants who will start in the 2021/2022 academic year.
Purvis Awards The Awards are named for Canon John Stanley Purvis (died 1968), who was the translator or editor of each of the 48 individual works in the York Cycle of Mystery Plays. In 1976 the copyright and royalty rights of the Mystery Plays was assigned by Hilda M. Purvis, his sister and literary executor, to the University of Leeds. Hilda Purvis stipulated that the accumulated funds from the royalty rights should be used to fund two prizes to outstanding students in the School of English.
Sasakawa postgraduate studentships in Japanese studies As part of the five-year programme designed to support the study of Japan in the UK at postgraduate level, which the Nippon Foundation and the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation re-launched in 2018, East Asian Studies at the University of Leeds invites applications from suitably qualified candidates who wish to pursue a taught MA programme in Film Studies with a focus on Japanese cinema, a MA by research (MAR) in Japanese Studies or a PhD in Japanese Studies starting October 2021. For the taught MA programme in Film Studies, the successful candidate will need to take the module on Transnational East Asian Cinemas and their MA dissertation needs to be focused on Japanese film.
School of History and Institute for Medieval Studies MA Scholarships The awards are Masters scholarships as a full fee waiver and matching maintenance grant

UK only

Title Summary
Head of School Excellence Scholarship One full fee scholarship is available for a UK student who will start in the 2021/2022 academic year.
Head of School Masters Scholarships The School of Media and Communication offers scholarships for Masters applicants who we consider to have an excellent academic record.
School of History and Institute for Medieval Studies MA Scholarships. (Funded from IMS endowment funds) The awards are Masters scholarships as a full fee waiver and partial (50%) maintenance grant

International only

Title Summary
Bonamy Dobrée International Postgraduate Scholarship Bonamy Dobrée, Professor of English at Leeds 1936-55, is today best known for his work on Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature, and for a notable study of Kipling. From the 1920s as a journalist, theatre critic and literary scholar, he was on the fringes of the Bloomsbury group, a close friend of TS Eliot, Leonard Woolf, and Herbert Read. At Leeds he is remembered as a supportive teacher and mentor, and his papers, which are now in the Brotherton Library, have proved a valuable resource for scholars.
Dorothie Hewlett Masters Scholarship Partial International fee waiver.
Head of School Excellence Scholarship (International) Scholarships available to international applicants.
Head of School Excellence Scholarship International Three scholarships are available for international students who will start in the 2021/2022 academic year.
Head of School International Masters Scholarships The School of Media and Communication offers scholarships for Masters applicants who we consider to have an excellent academic record. We might also consider any relevant experience you may have.
Head of School Masters Scholarship - India The School of Media and Communication offers scholarships for Masters applicants from India who we consider to have an excellent academic record. We might also consider any relevant experience you may have.
Katrina Honeyman Scholarship The School of History offers the Katrina Honeyman Scholarships for international students. Katrina Honeyman (1950-2011) was a Professor of Social and Economic History in the School of History until her retirement. The scholarships are named after her in recognition of her encouragement and support for students throughout her career.