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There are a number of scholarship and funding opportunities that you may be eligible to apply for to support your studies in the School of Music.

Stanley Burton Research Scholarship (UK/EU)

One full fee scholarship is available for a UK/EU applicant to study a full time PhD study in the School of Music. The award will cover the cost of academic fees at the University of Leeds standard UK/EU rate and provide a maintenance grant of £12,000 per annum. See the Scholarships portal for further information.

Closing date: 3 June 2019

Leeds Doctoral Scholarships (UK/EU/International)

The University is accepting applications for University Doctoral Scholarships. There are a number of fully funded places for 2019 entry. Successful applicants will receive payment to cover their University tuition fees up to three years, along with a maintenance grant matching the Research Council UK rate. 

Deadline: 1 April 2019

Arts, Humanities and Cultures Doctoral Scholarships (UK/EU/International)

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 the School's 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 provides a maintenance grant.  Please note we can only accept applications for scholarships once you have applied for your chosen research degree. 

Deadline: Monday 21st April 2019

Complete the online application form

Email the Graduate School for more information. 

Postgraduate Doctoral Loan

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. 

The White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities Competition Studentships

The White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH)  is a Doctoral Training Partnership of the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York. It is responsible for the distribution of AHRC-funded doctoral studentships for these universities and for the coordination of a doctoral training programme.

WRoCAH Collaborative Doctoral Award (CDA) Studentships

The School of Music is currently seeking applications for 2 Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDA) to begin in October 2019.

We are seeking highly motivated individuals, with academic and professional experience and a willingness to contribute to the research needs of our partners, to undertake fully funded doctoral research, supervised by members of academic staff and industry professionals in the following projects:

What’s the point? An evaluation of the impact of inclusive creative arts education programmes. Deadline: 10th December 2018.

Music making a difference: exploring inclusion and impact in community music networks. Deadline: 17th December 2018.

Alumni bursary

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

Other scholarship opportunities: