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There are a number of scholarship and funding opportunities that you may be eligible to apply for. 

Applicants must have recieved an offer of a place before applying for scholarships. If you are thinking about applying for any of these awards we recommend you contact our Postgraduate Research Tutor, Dr Maria Kapsali ( for guidance.

School Scholarships

  • Performance and Cultural Industries Scholarship (deadline closed 1 June 2020) 
  • Cultural and Performative Responses to Climate Crisis (deadline closed 1 June 2020)

Other opportunities include:

Government postgraduate doctoral loan

If you start a postgraduate doctoral course - such as a PhD - from September 2020, you may be able to apply for a government-backed loan.

Leeds Doctoral Scholarship

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

Applications for this scholarship have closed.

AHC Doctoral Scholarships

The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures has a number of scholarships available to support postgraduate researchers starting a PhD. As well as proposals in our own research areas, applications are welcome for funding of interdisciplinary research proposals across multiple schools within the faculty.

Applications for this scholarship have closed.

The White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities scholarships

The White Rose College of the Arts and 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 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: Applications for this scholarship have closed

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: 

You can find out more about all our scholarships and bursaries through our dedicated scholarships database.


Our postgraduate research fees are set independently and reviewed on an annual basis. For the latest information, visit the University’s PhD fees website