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 fees for home/EU rated students or partial-fees equivalent to the Home/EU rate for international applicants.

The scholarship value is £8,500.

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 31 May 2019

Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 21 June 2019

Other opportunities include:

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. 

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. 

How do I apply?

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