Funding and scholarships

We have a range of funding available for postgraduate researchers.

Popular sources of funding for our PhD students include:

  • WRoCAH Arts and Humanities Research Council Open Competition and Collaborative Doctoral Award (CDA) Studentships. 

  • Leeds Doctoral Scholarship (applications for 2021 have now closed)

  • Amanda Burton Research Scholarship (applications for 2021 have now closed)

For up to date information on the scholarships available, information on how to apply and more, see the scholarships database.

Alumni Bursary

If you are a former student of the University of Leeds, you may be eligible for our 10% alumni tuition fee bursary.

Other external funding sources

Postgraduate Doctoral Loan

If you start a postgraduate doctoral course you may be able to apply for a government-backed loan.


Our postgraduate research fees are set independently and reviewed on an annual basis. For the latest information, visit the University’s PhD fees website