Scholarships for under-represented groups

Fully funded postgraduate research scholarships for under-represented groups.

The University is committed to addressing barriers to higher education for under-represented groups. We are delighted to offer studentships for Black, Asian and minority ethnic students with a UK fee status studying at PhD level, either part-time or full-time.  

Leeds Opportunity Research Scholarships are available to Black and Asian Home fee-rated applicants for study in any faculty. Applications have now closed for Session 2023.

The scholarships are part of our wider commitment to postgraduate diversity (PDF), including involvement in the Yorkshire Consortium for Equity in Doctoral Education (YCEDE).

Through YCEDE, we offer opportunities to UK prospective applicants from BAME backgrounds, including virtual events to support applications and additional engagement and mentoring during the PhD. 

Other scholarship opportunities can be found on the Research Opportunities website.