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
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.
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.

UK only

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Leeds Scholarships If your household income is less than £42,875 a year, you may be eligible to apply for a means-tested undergraduate scholarship which offers funding and support.

International only

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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.
Brontë International Scholarship This scholarship supports scholars of literature and creative writing, during their Masters level studies in the School of English. The Brontë International Scholarship celebrates Yorkshire’s rich literary heritage and the University’s association with the Brontës, including the recent acquisition of several rare handwritten manuscripts and printed books by the family.