The University of Leeds of Doctoral Scholarships have now closed for 2017 entry. Details of our 2018 entry scholarships will be available in autumn 2017.
In the meantime please browse our scholarships database for details of our other scholarships which you may be eligible to apply for.
Successful applicants will receive payment to cover their University tuition fees up to three years, along with a maintenance grant matching the Research Council UK rate (£14,553 for 2017/18).
To be eligible you must:
- be a UK/EU or International fee paying applicant
- have achieved at least a First Class (1) Honours degree or equivalent* at undergraduate level
- meet the English language requirements of your programme of study if English is not your first language (UK/EU applicants prior to or at registration; international applicants by the relevant scholarship deadline)
- not have already been awarded or be currently studying for a doctoral degree
- not already be in receipt of a doctoral scholarship
- have applied for a research degree and be in receipt of a student ID number
* Candidates with a lower mark in their undergraduate degree will be considered if they have or are expected to receive a Distinction in a Masters programme relevant to their field of research, or if they can demonstrate relevant alternative experience (eg in industry or business, or for a practice-based PhD in the creative arts). Please contact us for further information.
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.
How to apply
Details of our 2018 scholarships will be available in autumn 2017.
Before proceeding with your application, it is strongly advised that applicants view the relevant faculty website, as some scholarships have been allocated to specific projects and closing dates may be subject to change. The University is divided into eight faculties. Each faculty is subdivided into schools, institutes and centres. Find out more
We have a range of other scholarships which you may be eligible to apply for. Browse our scholarships database 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.