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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:

  • WRoCAH Arts and Humanities Research Council Open Competition and Collaborative Doctoral Award Studentships
  • Leeds Doctoral Scholarship
  • China Scholarship Council – University of Leeds Scholarships 2020

For up to date information on the Scholarships, and how to apply, please visit the funding opportunities database.

Alumni Bursary

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

Other external funding sources

Postgraduate Doctoral Loan

If you start a postgraduate doctoral course you may be able to apply for a government-backed loan.

Leverhulme Trust Research Project Grant

Science for the People: Popular Print and the Making of the Modern World (RPG-2022-073). A 36 month doctoral studentship from October 2022.

The closing date for applications for this grant is Tuesday 31 May 2022 at 5pm.

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The Salvation Army PhD Studentship Awards

Two PhD studentships are being offered from October 2022.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 9 June 2022.


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