Research degrees funding

Students working

We offer a number of scholarships and awards to help support you during your time as a Masters by Research or PhD student with us. Below is a selection of the funding currently available - you can find application forms, along with more scholarships and awards, on the University's postgraduate scholarships database.

  • Alumni Bursary
  • School of English Doctoral Awards
  • University of Leeds Doctoral Scholarships
  • WRoCAH Doctoral Awards
  • ESRC White Rose DTP Studentships
  • AHRC Faculty Interdisciplinary Research Scholarships

Advice on applying

  • Remember to check the database regularly, as new funding opportunities are added throughout the year.
  • Remember to check that you're eligible for your chosen award or scholarship.
  • Remember to check the application deadline.
  • You'll need to apply for a place on your course before applying for most awards and scholarships.
  • You can apply for as many awards and scholarships from the School or University as you like, as long as you're eligible. However, you might not be able to accept more than one if you're offered them depending on the terms and conditions.
  • Most scholarship applications include a supporting statement. Remember that all funding is awarded based on academic merit alone, so your statement should focus on this. As well as any information specified on the application form, be sure to include your research interests and how these would be supported by studying on your chosen degree - e.g. access to particular resources, modules or staff expertise.