Funding and scholarships

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As a postgraduate student in the School of Music you may be eligible to apply for a scholarship or award to help support your studies. 

School scholarships

Please note, you will only need to submit one application form to be considered for all three School scholarships.

Head of School Excellence scholarship 

One fee scholarship is available for home/EU applicants and international rated applicants.

It will cover full fees for home/EU rated students or 50% fees for international applicants.

The scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic merit, also taking into consideration the applicant’s relevant experience and supporting statement.

Deadline: 1 May 2020

Herbert Thompson Scholarship

One fee scholarship is available for home/EU and international rated applicants.

This scholarship will cover full fees for home/EU rated students or 50% fees for international applicants.

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit, also taking into consideration the applicant’s relevant experience and supporting statement.

Deadline: 1 May 2020

Julian Rushton Scholarship

One fee scholarship is available for home/EU and international rated applicants.

This scholarship will cover full fees for home/EU rated students or 50% fees for international applicants.

The scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, also taking into consideration the applicant’s relevant experience and supporting statement.

Deadline: 1 May 2020

How to apply

Complete the application form to be considered for all three scholarship opportunities. Please note, you do not need to submit separate application forms for each of the scholarships.

Other opportunities include:

Leeds Masters scholarship

The Leeds Masters Scholarships aim to encourage students from under-represented groups to embark on a postgraduate qualification. The Scholarships are funded by the generous donations from our alumni through the University of Leeds Footsteps Fund and are for UK students paying postgraduate tuition fees at the UK rate. 

Alumni bursary 

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

Postgraduate Masters Loan

If you are a UK or EU national and plan to start a full-time, part-time or distance-learning taught or research Masters course, you may be able to apply for a government-backed loan.

University scholarships

Check the University's scholarship site for additional opportunities.

Sanctuary Scholarships

We are pleased to offer scholarships for forced migrants to the UK. The Sanctuary Scholarship is open to people who wish to study any undergraduate, postgraduate or research degree.