Funding and scholarships

We have a range of funding available for postgraduate researchers.

Available sources of funding from the University of Leeds include:

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