The Leeds Masters Scholarships applications for 2019 entry are now live. The aim of the scholarship is to encourage students from under-represented groups to embark on a postgraduate qualification. A postgraduate qualification will help set you apart and help you take advantage of potential career opportunities.

The Scholarships are funded by the generous donations from our alumni through the University of Leeds Footsteps Fund.

Value

£5,000 paid in cash instalments when you are registered on your course (and we have verified this).

It is your responsibility to make arrangements to pay your fees to enable you to register on your course.
Then, if you are awarded a Leeds Masters Scholarship, it would be paid to you in cash instalments when you are registered on your course (and we have verified this).

Criteria

To be eligible to apply for one of these scholarships you must meet all of the main criteria and one of the financial criteria.

Main criteria

You must meet all of the main criteria:

  • commence a full-time, part-time or distance learning Masters programme at the University of Leeds beginning September 2019. This must lead directly to an MA, MBA, MEd, MMus, MPH, MRes, MSc or LLM qualification
  • be a UK student paying postgraduate tuition fees at the UK rate
  • not already hold a Masters degree
  • not have your postgraduate tuition fees covered for you for example by an employer or public funding body (eg NHS/NHSBSA)

Financial criteria

You must meet one of the following financial criteria to be eligible to apply for consideration for a Leeds Masters Scholarship.

If you have completed a full-time undergraduate degree or are due to complete a full-time undergraduate degree in 2019

If you are due to complete a full-time undergraduate degree in 2019, you must provide evidence that you were in receipt of a Maintenance Loan greater or equal to the value indicated in the table below for at least one year of study.

Academic year If you were studying while living in the parental home If you were studying in London If you were studying outside London and not living in the parental home
 2016/17  £4,824  £8,559  £6,095
 2017/18  £4,959  £8,801  £6,266
 2018/19  £5,118  £9,083  £6,469

OR

You must have graduated from full-time undergraduate education in 2016 or later, and are able to provide evidence that you were in receipt of one of the following for at least one year of study:

  • Maintenance Grant
  • Special Support Grant
  • Assembly Learning Grant
  • Welsh Government Learning Grant
  • SAAS Bursary

OR

You must have graduated from full-time undergraduate education in 2015 or earlier and are able to provide evidence of individual, gross taxable income during the 2016/17 tax year of no more than: 

  • £35,528 if you lived in the Greater London region during the 2017/18 tax year
  • £24,370 if you lived anywhere else in the rest of the UK during the 2017/18 tax year

If you have not completed full-time undergraduate studies 

If you studied part-time, or you have not achieved a higher education qualification, you must be able to provide evidence of individual, gross taxable income during the 2017/18 tax year of no more than:

  • £35,528 if you lived in the Greater London region during the 2017/18 tax year
  • £24,370 if you lived anywhere else in the rest of the UK during the 2017/18 tax year

How to apply

Deadline for applications: 12 noon on Friday 28 June 2019. 

To apply for the scholarship complete our online Leeds Masters Scholarship application form

You can also browse our scholarships database to see other scholarships and bursaries that may be available for postgraduate study.

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