The University of Leeds is now accepting applications for our Doctoral Scholarships. There are a number of fully funded places for 2020 entry open to UK and EU applicants, available across all disciplines.  

Application deadlines

1 April 2020

  • Arts, Humanities and Cultures
  • Biological Sciences
  • Business
  • Environment
  • Medicine and Health
  • Social Sciences
Now closed for applications for 2020 entry
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences 


Successful applicants will receive payment to cover their University tuition fees up to three years, along with a maintenance grant matching the standard UKRI rate (£15,009 for 2020/21).

Next steps

For further information about eligibility and how to apply, visit:

Scholarships for research in Arts, Humanities and Cultures; Biological Sciences; Business; Environment; Medicine and Health; Social Sciences

We welcome scholarship applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, but UK black and minority ethnic (BME) researchers are currently under-represented in our postgraduate research community, and we would therefore particularly encourage applications from UK BME candidates. All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit.

We have a range of other scholarships which you may be eligible to apply for. Browse our postgraduate research opportunities for more information.

Please note: information relating to scholarships does change from time to time. Whilst the University endeavours to keep this information as up-to-date as possible, it cannot be held liable for any inaccuracies.