Funding and scholarships

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We have a range of funding available to support you in funding your postgraduate study. You can find out more about the full range of funding opportunities currently available through our dedicated scholarships database. Popular sources of funding for our PhD students include:

Leeds Doctoral Scholarship

The Leeds Doctoral Scholarship offers a number of fully funded PhD places for students across all schools in recognition of excellence and is open to Home/EU and Overseas applicants intending to commence PhD study from October 2019.

AHC Doctoral Scholarships

The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures has a number of scholarships available to support postgraduate researchers starting a PhD.

 As well as proposals in our own research areas, applications are welcome for funding of interdisciplinary research proposals across multiple schools within the faculty.

This funding opportunity is open to UK, EU and International students.

The deadline for applications is 5pm Monday 1 April 2019. 

Read more about the Scholarship and how to apply

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

History postgraduates are often eligible for funding from external bodies, popular sources including:

  • White Rose College of Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH) which offers funding covering fees and a maintenance grant for UK/EU students. There are up to six awards available and the deadline for applications is 17.00 on 23rd January 2019. You will need to have received an offer of a place to study with us before applying.
  • British Chevening Scholarships offering fully funded PhD places for exceptional students from countries across the world
  • Commonwealth Scholarships  offering funding for students from Commonwealth countries