We offer the following competitive scholarships for students commencing their Masters studies in September 2017. All of these scholarships have academic achievement as a key awarding criteria for the scholarship. The majority are offered as full or partial fee waivers with the value of the award varying between subject areas.

See our scholarships in the faculties of:

Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of English

  • Bonomy Dobree Scholarships: one scholarship available. International students can apply.
  • John Barnard Scholarships: one scholarship available. UK/ EU students can apply. 
  • Leeds Archive Scholarship: two scholarships available. UK/ EU students can apply. 
  • Dorothy Hewlett Scholarship: one scholarship available. Malawian, Tanzanian and South African students can apply. 
  • School of English excellence scholarships: UK/ EU students are eligible. No application is required.
  • Purvis Award: two scholarships are available. The best applications received who have not received any substantial funding from other scholarships are eligible. 
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School of History

  • History and Institute for Medieval Studies Scholarships: six scholarships available. UK/ EU and International students can apply.
  • Institute for Medieval Studies Scholarships: one scholarship available. UK/ EU and International students can apply.
  • MA in History of Health, Medicine and Society: one scholarship available. UK/ EU and International students can apply.
  • MA War and Strategy: one scholarship available. UK/ EU and International students can apply.

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School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science

  • Bilborough Scholarship in Theology and Religious Studies: one scholarship available. UK/ EU and International students can apply. Find out more
  • Mangoletsi Scholarship: one scholarship available. UK/ EU and International students can apply. Find out more

School of Languages, Cultures and Societies

  • Languages, Cultures and Societies Scholarships: the number of scholarships available is variable. UK/ EU and International students can apply.
  • Tetley and Lupton Scholarships: five scholarships available. International students can apply.
  • Sasakawa Studentships for Japanese Studies: the number of scholarships available is variable. UK students can apply.
  • Fees Scholarships: ten scholarships available. UK/ EU students can apply.
  • Santander Scholarships: five scholarships available.
  • Collection of Small Endowed Awards: one scholarship available. UK/ EU students can apply.
  • Leeds Translation Studies Scholarships: two scholarships available. UK/ EU and International students can apply.

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Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied Centre

  • Applied and Professional Ethics Scholarships: the number of scholarships available is variable. UK/ EU and International students can apply. Find out more
  • Biomedical and Health Care Ethics Scholarships: four scholarships available. UK/ EU and International students can apply. Find out more

School of Design

School of Design Scholarships: five scholarships available. UK/ EU and International students can apply. Find out more

School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies

International Scholarships: three scholarships available. International students can apply. Find out more

School of Media and Communication

MA Scholarships: UK/ EU students can apply for four scholarships. All International students can apply for four scholarships. Students from India can apply for two scholarships. Students from China can apply for ten scholarships. Find out more

School of Music

  • Julian Rushton Scholarship: one scholarship available. UK/ EU and International students can apply.
  • Herbert Thompson Scholarship: one scholarship available. UK/ EU and International students can apply.

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School of Performance and Cultural Industries

  • Culture, Creativity and Entrepreneurship Scholarship: one scholarship available. UK/ EU and International students can apply.
  • Writing for Performance and Publication Scholarship: one scholarship available. UK/ EU and International students can apply.
  • Applied Theatre and Intervention Scholarship: one scholarship available. UK/ EU and International students can apply.
  • Top International Scholarship: four scholarships available for International students.

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Faculty of Biological Sciences

All courses

Deans Excellence Scholarships: International students can apply for three scholarships.

International Masters Scholarships: the number of scholarships available is variable. International students can apply. Find out more

Leeds University Business School

More information is available on the Leeds University Business School website.

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All subjects

  • Deans Excellence Scholarship: one scholarship for UK/EU and one for International students
  • Martin Scicluna Scholarship: one scholarship available. UK/ EU students can apply. Find out more
  • Alumni Excellence Scholarship: the number of scholarships available is variable. All former students of the University of Leeds (UK/ EU and International) can apply. Find out more

Accounting and Finance

Masters in Finance Excellence Scholarships: UK/ EU students can apply for ten scholarships. International students can apply for ten scholarships. Find out more

Economics

Masters in Economics Excellence Scholarships: UK/ EU students can apply for two scholarships. Students from Africa can apply for one scholarship. Students from Latin America can apply for one scholarship. Students from South East Asia can apply for one scholarship. Find out more

Human Resource Management

Masters Excellence Scholarships: UK/ EU students can apply for four scholarships. International students can apply for four scholarships. Find out more

International Business

Masters in International Business Excellence Scholarships: UK/ EU students can apply for four scholarships. International students can apply for six scholarships. Find out more

Management

Masters Excellence Scholarships: UK/ EU students can apply for ten scholarships. International students can apply for 13 scholarships. Find out more

Management Consulting

Masters Excellence Scholarships: UK/ EU students can apply for four scholarships. International students can apply for five scholarships. Find out more

MBA (full-time)

Full-time MBA Scholarships: the number of scholarships available is variable. UK/ EU and International students can apply. Find out more

MBA (Executive)

Executive MBA Scholarships: the number of scholarships available is variable. UK/ EU and International students can apply. Find out more

Marketing

  • Masters Excellence Scholarships: UK/ EU students can apply for 13 scholarships. International students can apply for ten scholarships. Find out more
  • Masters in Marketing Global Scholarships: 30 scholarships available. International students can apply. Find out more

Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Education

  • Childhood Studies Scholarship: one scholarship available. International students can apply.
  • Study Scholarships: one scholarship available. Home/ EU students can apply.
  • Study Scholarships: one scholarship available. International students can apply.
  • Deaf Education Scholarships: the number of scholarships available is variable. Home/ EU students can apply.
  • ESRC Studentships (studying for MA with intention of progressing to PhD): the number of scholarships available is variable. Home/ EU students can apply.
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School of Politics and International Studies

  • International Excellence Scholarship: five scholarships available. International students can apply.
  • Excellence Scholarship: one scholarship available. Home/ EU students can apply.
  • ESRC Studentships (studying for MA in Development Studies with intention of progressing to PhD): the number of scholarships available is variable.
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School of Sociology and Social Policy
  • Head of School Excellence Scholarship for students studying MPA Public Administration: five scholarships are available for UK/EU and International students
  • Head of School International Excellence Scholarship for studying MA Society, Media and Culture: five scholarships are available for International students
  • Excellence Scholarships: one scholarship available. International students can apply.
  • ESRC Studentships (studying for MA with intention of progressing to PhD): four scholarships available. Home/ EU students can apply.
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School of Law

  • Liberty Scholarships: the number of scholarships available is variable. Home/ EU and International students can apply.
  • ESRC Studentships (studying for MA with intention of progressing to PhD). the number of scholarships available is variable. Home/ EU students can apply.
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Faculty of Engineering

School of Civil Engineering

  • Dean of Engineering Excellence Scholarships: a variable number of scholarships are available. International students can apply.
  • Head of School Excellence Scholarships: a variable number of scholarships are available. UK/ EU and International students can apply.

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School of Mechanical Engineering

  • Dean of Engineering Excellence Scholarships: a variable number of scholarships are available. International students can apply.
  • Head of School Excellence Scholarships: a variable number of scholarships are available. UK/ EU students can apply.
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School of Chemical and Process Engineering

  • Dean of Engineering Excellence Scholarships: a variable number of scholarships are available. International students can apply.
  • Head of School Excellence Scholarships: a variable number of scholarships are available. UK/ EU students can apply.

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School of Computing

  • Head of School Excellence Scholarships: a variable number of scholarships are available. UK/ EU students can apply.
  • Head of School Scholarships. A variable number of scholarships are available. UK/ EU and International students can apply.
  • High-Performance Graphics and Games Engineering Excellence Scholarship: UK/EU and International students can apply (deadline end of May).
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School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

  • Head of School Excellence Scholarships: a variable number of scholarships are available. UK/ EU students can apply.
  • Head of School Scholarships: a variable number of scholarships are available. UK/ EU and International students can apply.

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Faculty of Environment

Institute for Transport Studies

  • Transport Masters Scholarships: seven scholarships available. UK/ EU and International students can apply.
  • Transport Modelling Masters Scholarship: three available for UK/EU and International students.
  • Employer Scholarships: two scholarships available. UK/ EU and International students can apply.
  • MSc Mathematical Modelling for Transport Scholarships: two scholarships available. UK/ EU and International students can apply.

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School of Geography
  • School of Geography Masters Scholarships: the number of scholarships available is variable. UK/ EU and International students can apply.
  • GIS Distance Learning Scholarships: eight scholarships available. UK/ EU and International students can apply.

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School of Earth and Environment

  • International Scholarships: two scholarships available. International students can apply.
  • Sustainability Scholarships: four scholarships available. UK/ EU students can apply.
  • Petroleum Scholarships: two scholarships available. UK/ EU students can apply.
  • Masters by Research Scholarship: one scholarship available. UK/ EU students can apply.

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Faculty of Mathematics and Physical Sciences

School of Chemistry
  • Dean's Excellence Scholarship: ten scholarships available. International students can apply.
  • Clothworkers Scholarships: two scholarships available. UK/ EU students can apply.
  • West Riding OCCA Scholarship for students studying MSc Polymers, Colorants and Fine Chemicals: two scholarships for UK/EU students.

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School of Food Science and Nutrition

Dean's Excellence Scholarship: ten scholarships available. International students can apply. Find out more

School of Mathematics

  • Masters in Mathematics Scholarships or students studying MSc Data Science and Analytics: open to UK/EU students.
  • Dean's Excellence Scholarship: ten scholarships available. International students can apply.
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School of Physics

Dean's Excellence Scholarship: ten scholarships available. International students can apply. Find out more

School of Psychology

  • Psychology Excellence Scholarship: one scholarship available. UK/ EU students can apply.
  • International Scholarships: a variable number of scholarships are available. International students can apply.

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Browse our scholarships database to see other scholarships and bursaries that may be available for postgraduate study. Two sports scholarships programmes are also available to support elite athletes as they combine academic and sporting excellence during their time at the University.