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 countries

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.
Head of School Excellence Scholarship Five 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.
Head of School Masters Scholarships We offer a number of scholarships of up to £3,000 which are offered as a fee waiver in recognition of academic excellence.
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 2020.
Mangoletsi Scholarship One scholarship is available to home/EU and international rated applicants who will start in the 2020/2021 academic year.
Purvis Awards The annual Purvis Awards are worth £1,000 each, and are available to two current Masters students who have been deemed outstanding. The Awards are named for Canon John Stanley Purvis, who was the translator or editor of each of the 48 individual works in the York Cycle of Mystery Plays. After John's death, his sister and literary executor Hilda M. Purvis transferred the copyright and royalty rights of these works to the University, with the stipulation that the money generated be used to fund these awards.
School of History and Institute for Medieval Studies MA Scholarships. Each year, we award a number of Masters scholarships which are awarded as either a full or partial fee waiver and partial maintenance grant up to the value of £18,000.

UK and EU only

Title Summary
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. We might also consider any relevant experience you may have.
Head of School Scholarship One full fee scholarship is available for a home/EU student who will start in the 2020/2021 academic year.
Leeds Archives Scholarship The University of Leeds Archive and wider Special Collections are a unique resource for researchers. This scholarship allows promising Masters students to take full advantage of this resource.

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.
Head of School Excellence Scholarship (International) Scholarships available to international applicants.
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 International Scholarship Four scholarships are available for international students who will start in the 2020/2021 academic year.
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.
MA Scholarship (India) British Council Great scholarships A number of scholarships are available to International students from India.
MA Scholarship (India) British Council Great scholarships A number of scholarships for up to £5,000 are available.