Funding and scholarships

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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 (deadline: 17:00 Tuesday 1 June 2021)

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