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Funding and scholarships

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As a postgraduate student in the School of Performance and Cultural Industries you may be eligible to apply for a scholarship or award to help support your studies. Below is a selection of the funding currently available.

School scholarships

Head of School Excellence scholarship

Five full fee scholarships are available for a home/EU and international rated applicants. They will cover Full Home/EU fee or 50% of International fee, actual amount will vary according to programme.

The scholarship value is £9,000

The scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, also taking into consideration the applicant’s relevant experience and supporting 300 word personal statement.

Your personal statement should cover:

  • your reasons for wanting to study in the School of Performance and Cultural Industries, and for the course you have chosen.
  • relevant skills and experience including academic, creative or professional achievements.
  • any aspirations you have for your time spent studying with us.

How to apply

To apply for the scholarship personal statements should be emailed to postgraduate admissions

Deadline for applications is Friday 29 May 2020

Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 19 June 2020

Other opportunities include:

Collection of Small Endowed Awards 2020

Value: £14,000 maintenance per annum and fees
Number available: 1
These scholarships are available to UK and EU applicants only.

Deadline: 1 May 2020. Find out more

Fee Scholarship

Value: upto £12,000
Number available: 10
These scholarships are available to UK and EU applicants only and are for courses starting in September 2020.

Deadline: 1 May 2020. Find out more

Alumni bursary 

If you are a former student of the University of Leeds you may be eligible for a 10% alumni tuition fee bursary. The University will pay 10% of the self-funded portion of your fees for each year of the course. If no fees are paid then no bursary is awarded. If you think you’re eligible, you need to contact the School’s admissions team.

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.

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. 

Applications for this scholarship are now closed.

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. 

Applications for this scholarship are now closed.

How do I apply?

See the Scholarships portal for further information on all our scholarships or visit the University's Masters funding page.


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