Funding and Scholarships

Taught Postgraduate Scholarships

We offer a number of scholarships and awards to help support you during your time as a Masters student with us. Below is a selection of the funding currently offered.

This funding is intended to support and help develop the careers of promising scholars, so if you apply it's important that you plan to participate fully in the intellectual life of the School. We may also ask you to represent us as a Student Ambassador, which involves welcoming applicants and new arrivals to the School and helping out at postgraduate open days, academic conferences and other events.

You can find out about funding opportunities from other sources on the University's Postgraduate Scholarships database. Remember to check the Postgraduate Scholarships database regularly, as new funding opportunities are added throughout the year.

Sasakawa Postgraduate Studentships in Japanese Studies

  • Eligibility: UK/EU and International students who have applied to study for PhD (full time and part time) and UK students who have applied to study on an MA programme including MA by research (MAR). Non-UK students who have applied to study on an MA programme who have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least 3 years prior to the start of the programme. Please note that this studentship is available for one year only.
  • Deadline: 23 February 2018
  • Duration: one year
  • Value of award: £10,000
  • Further Information
  • Enquiries: Dr Irena Hayter (

Leeds Masters Scholarships

  • Eligibility: UK Students from under-represented groups who have applied to study for any LCS Taught Postgraduate Masters programmes (full/part-time)
  • Value of award: £5,000
  • Find out more

Leeds Alumni Bursary

  • Eligibility: University of Leeds graduates (full/part-time)
  • Value of award: 10% tuition fee reduction
  • Find out more

Leeds Elite Sports Scholarship, Leeds Sport Coaching Scholarship and Talented Athlete Scholarship

External funding opportunities for postgraduate study

The Government website provides information about other funding opportunities (grants and loans) that you may be eligible for.

Postgraduate Student Loan

  • Eligibility: UK/EU national normally living in England and taking Masters course (full/part-time)
  • Find out more

Beit Trust University Scholarships

    FindaMasters Scholarships

    Northern Irish Postgraduate Student Loan

    • Eligibility: Full/ Part-time, taking PgDip/ Masters course, residence of Northern Ireland/ EU national (tbc)
    • Value: £5,500 tuition fee loans for postgraduate courses
    • Find out more

    Welsh Interim Postgraduate Loans

    Yorkshire Ladies Council of Education (YLCE) Education Awards Fund

    • Value of award: up to £400 contribution towards academic fees
    • Find out more

    If you intend to apply for funding, we recommend that you submit a completed study application at least two months prior to the scholarship deadline. Applicants for interpreting programmes are strongly advised to submit a complete application for a place of study at least three months prior to a scholarship deadline.