Funding and scholarships


There are a number of ways you can access support for funding your PhD studies. If you are a former student of the University of Leeds, you may be eligible for an alumni tuition fee bursary which gives you a 10% discount on your fees. Find out more about the University of Leeds Alumni bursary. There are also a number of Doctoral Scholarships offered each year in recognition of excellence.

Institute for Medieval Studies Scholarships

The School of History and the Institute for Medieval Studies offer a number of scholarships each year which are awarded as payment of fees and a maintainence grant (or as a contribution to fees for overseas students). When awarding scholarships, we consider your academic record and the quality of the research proposal submitted with your application. Your references and any relevant work experience will also be taken into account. You will need to have submitted your application before applying for this scholarship. Download the application form and guidance notes.

Kirkstall Abbey: Medieval Monastic Site in the Changing World - from Romantic Ruins to Community Resource

We curently have a fully funded scholarship available for an interdisciplinary research project which will explore the post-medieval history of Kirkstall abbey in relation to the city and community of Leeds using local archives and collections. It will explore 20th and 21st century processes of museology in the presentation of the site and engage with international debates in this field. Find out more about this WRoCAH funded opportunity.


External Funding Sources

History postgraduates are often eligible for funding from other sources, including:

Applicants for the United States may be interested in the following funding opportunities:

You can find out more about general financial support, including funding opportunities and scholarship provision through our dedicated online scholarships database.