If you are a former student of the University of Leeds you may be eligible for a 10% alumni tuition fee bursary. Please take a look at the terms and conditions below.
To be eligible you must:1. Have previously studied at the University of Leeds at an undergraduate or postgraduate level, and this includes incoming study abroad students. See below for the small number of previous courses that are not eligible
The University will review the bursary annually and reserves the right to vary or withdraw this bursary at its sole discretion but changes will not be applied retrospectively.
You must advise the University if at any time (before or after you register on your course) you obtain funding for your tuition fees from sponsors whether this is paid directly to the University or to yourself as a contribution to your tuition fees.
A sponsor is an employer or other industry or business sponsor, government, research council, charity or other third party organisation. If you are found to be in breach of your commitments, in any way not acted in good faith, or not responded fully or accurately to a University request for information, the University is entitled to immediately suspend a bursary. It may also then recover the 10% previously paid.
The University will pay 10% of the self-funded portion (the net figure after all other financial awards) of your tuition fees. The bursary will not be applied in the overtime (writing-up) period for research degree students, taught students who are re-sitting examinations or student visitors registering and undertaking miscellaneous study.
The alumni bursary can be awarded in conjunction with other University of Leeds scholarships and awards; the 10% bursary is calculated based on the net fee remaining ie after other scholarship and awards have been deducted.
If you think you are eligible you need to email the relevant School or admissions contact for the course you have applied for. For PhD applicants please contact the relevant Graduate School or Postgraduate Research Secretary. In the email you will need to provide information regarding your former studies, the course you have applied for and how you are funded for your tuition fees. We will need to verify that you are a former student and you will need to confirm that you have read the terms and conditions and are self-financing for your tuition fees. You may be asked to provide evidence of your former University of Leeds award. If your course is of more than one year's duration you will not have to re-apply for the bursary each year.
Yes, they are eligible. It is the fact that the applicant has a relevant award from the University of Leeds, not where they studied for the award. The admissions team will be able to verify whether your college is / was an affiliated college of the University of Leeds.
The University allows registration onto a research degree if an applicant has completed all the requirements for a Masters degree but has not yet been awarded. This is on the condition that the applicant supplies confirmation of the award at a specific date after commencing their research degree. Applicants in this situation are also eligible to be considered for an Alumni Tuition Fee Bursary.
No, if an applicants tuition fees are fully-funded by a sponsor, for example the applicant has their tuition fees paid in full by an employer, an industry or business sponsor, government, research council, charity or other third party organisation they are not eligible for the Alumni bursary.
It is the net figure remaining when all other financial awards and third party sponsorship have been deducted from the tuition fee.
The Alumni bursary will be subject to annual review, and can be revised or removed at the Universitys discretion for subsequent academic cycles.
No, if the course is for more than one year applicants will not have to re-apply for the bursary each year. Central finance will automatically update their records to take this information into account and the 10% will be applied to the fees paid each year.
Yes, applicants can receive the Alumni bursary twice. For each new programme of study the applicant applies for they will need to reapply for the bursary, as different staff will be responsible for processing the admissions for the courses and the onus is on the applicant to provide this information.
It has been agreed that the Alumni bursary will not require repaying if the student leaves part way through their studies; it will be assessed pro-rata, to coincide with the procedure for calculating outstanding tuition fees. However, please check this with Student Finance (Fees) when arranging their withdrawal from the course.
This bursary is aimed at recognising the relationship we have with individual alumni and supporting self-financing students to undertake further study at Leeds.