Funding and scholarships

Funding pgr english

We have a range of funding available to support you in funding your postgraduate study. 

School scholarships

The School of English offers a number of scholarships for postgraduate researchers. These have now closed to applications for 2019 entry. Information for 2020 will be available in Autumn 2019. 

Patricia Jones International Scholarship

This PhD scholarship opportunity is open to International applicants and covers tuition fees at the UK/EU rate in addiition to a stripend of £12,750 for 3 years. You can apply now via our application form or contact Heather Marquis for more information. The deadline for applications is 1st April 2019.

Leeds Doctoral Scholarship

The Leeds Doctoral Scholarship offers a number of funded scholarships across many discipline and is awarded in recognition of excellence. The applications for this scholarship have now closed for 2019.

Patricia Jones Masters by Research scholarship

This Masters by Research scholarship opportunity is open to UK/EU applicants and covers tuition fees at the UK/EU rate in addition to a stipend of £12,000 for 1 year.  The proposed research project must be in the field of English Language studies or Medieval Literature in order to qualify for this award. You can apply now via our application form or contact Heather Marquis for more information. The deadline for applications is 1st April 2019.

AHC Doctoral Scholarship

The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures has a number of scholarships available to support postgraduate researchers starting a PhD in October 2019. As well as proposals in our own research areas, applications are welcome for funding of interdisciplinary research proposals across multiple schools within the faculty. 

The applications for this scholarship have now closed for 2019.

Alumni Bursary

If you are a former undergraduate student of the University of Leeds, you may be eligible for our alumni tuition fee bursary, which is awarded as a 10% reduction of tuition fees.

External funding sources

English research students are often eligible for funding from external bodies, popular sources including:

Doctoral loans

UK and EU students may also be eligible for the Doctoral loan, a UK government funding scheme which allows you to take out a student finance loan which you will pay back once you are earning after you graduate.