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 or EU passport and plan to start a full-time, part-time or distance learning taught or research Masters course from September 2019, you may be able to apply for a government-backed loan and could be eligible to borrow over £10,000.

School of Media and Communication Tuition Fee Scholarship

The School of Media and Communication offers scholarships for Masters applicants who we consider to have an excellent academic record. We'll also consider your relevant experience, references and supporting statement.

Quantity available
Three for UK/EU applicants.
Three for international applicants.

Full tuition fee waiver for UK/EU applicants.
50% tuition fee waiver for international applicants.

You must have an offer for an MA degree at the School of Media and Communication starting in 2019.

How to apply
Download the scholarship application form and return your completed form to

29 March 2019, 4pm for international applicants.
31 May 2019, 4pm for UK/EU applicants.

If you have any questions, please contact our postgraduate admissions team.

Alumni Bursary

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

Academic Excellence Bursary

If you are a former student of the University of Leeds and have a first-class undergraduate degree, you may be eligible for an additional 10% academic excellence tuition fee bursary.

Leeds Masters Scholarship

If you are applying for a postgraduate course for 2019 you may be eligible to apply for our £5,000 Leeds Masters Scholarships.

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:

  • Allan & Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust Scholarships
  • 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.