Scholarships

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We have a range of funding available to support you in funding your postgraduate study. You can find out more about the full range of funding opportunities currently available through our dedicated scholarships database. Popular sources of funding for our PhD students include:

Leeds Doctoral Scholarship

The Leeds Doctoral Scholarship offers a number of funded scholarships across many disciplines and is awarded in recognition of excellence. 

  • Number of scholarships available: 2
  • Value: Home/EU fees plus a maintenance payment at RCUK rate (£15,009 in 2019/20) 
  • Eligibility: Home/EU candidates
  • English Language Requirements: The minimum English language entry requirement for research postgraduate research study in any of the Schools in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures is an IELTS of 6.5 overall with at least 6.0 in each component (reading, writing, listening and speaking) or equivalent. The test must be dated within two years of the start date of the course in order to be valid.

How to apply: 

For further information please email musicphd@leeds.ac.uk
Deadline: Wednesday 1st April 2020


China Scholarship Council – University of Leeds Scholarships 2020

At least 15 China Scholarship Council/University of Leeds Scholarships are available for International fee paying students who are nationals of the People's Republic of China in any Faculty within the University of Leeds. Some of the available projects are listed below. The fully funded research scholarship is available for 3 years full-time. More information.

  • Number available: at least 15
  • Value:  International fees, maintenance, flight and visa costs.
  • Eligibility:  Please refer to the advert for full details of eligibility criteria, however please note that:
    • These awards are only available to citizens and permanent residents of the People’s Republic of China at the time of application;
    • Applicants must normally either be studying at a Chinese University, although there are a limited number of scholarship places open to Chinese Postgraduate Researchers currently in their last year of postgraduate study overseas, ie a Chinese student currently in their last year of postgraduate study at the University of Leeds (applicants should submit the required documentation via the Education Office of the Chinese Embassy in the UK – further details are provided on www.csc.edu.cn) or working at a Chinese University or company;
  • English Language Requirements: The minimum English language entry requirement for research postgraduate research study in any of the Schools in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures is an IELTS of 6.5 overall with at least 6.0 in each component (reading, writing, listening and speaking) or equivalent. The test must be dated within two years of the start date of the course in order to be valid.

How to apply:  

Deadline: Wednesday 8 January 2020

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 2020.

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 final closing deadline for funding applications is 1 April 2020.

Find out more about AHC Doctoral Scholarships.


Stanley Burton Research Scholarship

The Stanley Burton Scholarship was established in 2000. The fund was bequeathed by Mr Stanley Burton, who took an interest in the University of Leeds for over forty years. From 1952 to 1987 he was a member of Council, and from 1987 up to the time of his death he served on the Court. The purpose of these Scholarships is to assist students from the UK/EU to undertake research study in the School of Music at the University of Leeds.

Closing Date for Application forms 23:59 (UK time) Monday 1 June 2020

Find out more about the Stanley Burton Research Scholarship

Alumni Bursary

If you are a former undergraduate student of the University of Leeds, you may be eligible for our alumni tuition fee bursary, which is awarded as a 10% reduction of tuition fees.

White Rose College of Arts and Humanities scholarships

The White Rose University Consortium is a strategic partnership between the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York.

  • WRoCAH scholarships cover fees and a maintenance grant for UK/EU students.
  • Two types of studentships are available: Open Competition and Collaborative Doctoral Award (CDA).
  • The awards must be taken up by 1 October 2020.
  • Deadline: 5pm, 29 January 2020.
  • Full details on how to apply can be found on the WRoCAH website

Other scholarship opportunities: