Funding and scholarships

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The fees for our research degrees change each year, and will be different depending on whether you're a UK/EU or international student. 

As a PhD student in the School of Media and Communication, you'll have access to many different funding opportunities to help support your studies. 

Government Postgraduate Doctoral Loan

If you're a UK or EU national, you may be able to apply for a government Postgraduate Doctoral Loan of up to £25,000. The government-backed loan can help contribute towards course fees and living costs while you study. To qualify for a Postgraduate Doctoral Loan you must meet all of the eligibility criteria and if you are approved for the Loan you do not need to pay your fees up front. 

School of Media and Communication PhD Scholarships

We're offering three PhD scholarships for September/October 2019. Up to two scholarships will cover full maintenance and fees equivalent to international rates. The remaining scholarship(s) will cover maintenance and fees equivalent to Home/EU rates.

These scholarships will support full-time study leading to a PhD within a period of three years. If you've received an offer to study a PhD with us full-time and would like to apply for this scholarship, contact our postgraduate admissions team for an application form.  

The deadline to apply is 1 March 2019.

AHC Doctoral Scholarships

The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures has a number of scholarships available to support postgraduate researchers starting a PhD in October 2019. As well as proposals in our own research areas, applications are welcome for funding of interdisciplinary research proposals across multiple schools within the faculty. The scholarship award covers your PhD tuition fees and also provides a maintenance grant.

The deadline for applications is 1 April 2019 and this funding opportunity is open to UK, EU and International students. 

Read more about the Scholarship and how to apply

Leeds Doctoral Scholarships

If you've received an offer to study a PhD at the School of Media and Communication, you can apply for a University of Leeds Doctoral Scholarship. This is a fully funded postgraduate research scholarship for UK, EU and international applicants. 

Alumni Bursary

If you're 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

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

You may be eligible for extra financial help if you have a disability or are in financial hardship.