Funding and scholarships

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As a Masters student in the School of Media and Communication, you may eligible for a scholarship to help support your studies.

Government postgraduate loans

If you have a UK passport or no restrictions on how long you can stay in the UK and plan to start a full-time or part-time Masters course from September, you may be able to apply for a government-backed loan and could be eligible to borrow over £11,000.

School of Media and Communication International Excellence Scholarships

Our School of Media and Communication International Excellence Scholarships support international students to fulfil their academic potential and contribute to the social and cultural diversity of our student community. These competitive scholarships are awarded to particularly deserving candidates in the form of 50% fee deductions. We operate a staged deadline for these scholarships, please refer to the scholarship page for more information.

MA Scholarship (India) British Council GREAT Scholarship 

The School of Media and Communication offers scholarships for Master’s applicants who we consider to have an excellent academic record. These competitive scholarships are awarded to particularly deserving candidates in the form of a full tuition fee waiver. The application deadline is Friday 28 April at 5pm.

Full details and how to apply.

School of Media and Communication Head of School Excellence Scholarship 2023

The School of Media and Communication offers scholarships for Master’s applicants who we consider to have an excellent academic record. These competitive scholarships are awarded to particularly deserving candidates in the form of full fee waivers. The application deadline is Friday 30 June 2023 at 5pm.

Full details and how to apply.

Leeds Masters Scholarships

Leeds Masters Scholarships aim to encourage students from under-represented groups to study a postgraduate qualification. They are funded by the generous donations of our alumni through the University of Leeds Footsteps Fund.

Find out more.

Alumni Bursary

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

Sport Scholarship

Sports Scholarships ensure our athletes are able to compete at the highest level, whilst studying at the University of Leeds.

Sanctuary Scholarship

The Sanctuary Scholarship is open to forced migrants to the United Kingdom (a person displaced from their homeland or place of residence for political, economic, ethnic, environmental, or human rights pressures).

Other Scholarships

Postgraduate students at Leeds benefit from around £10 million of funding being available from the University and externally.

You can search our postgraduate scholarships database for information about other funding opportunities, including:

  • Aziz Foundation
  • Chevening University of Leeds Partnership Scholarships
  • Commonwealth Shared Scholarships
  • Fee/Santander Scholarships
  • Snowdon Trust Scholarships
  • Tetley & Lupton Taught Postgraduate Scholarships
  • ESRC WRDTP Scholarships

You can find out more about general financial support for postgraduates, including funding opportunities and scholarship provision, on the University’s website.