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Leeds Doctoral Scholarships 2021 - June Deadline

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Key facts

Deadline
Tuesday 1 June 2021
Number of funding places
4
Country eligibility
UK only
Source of funding
University of Leeds
Schools
Accounting and Finance, Economics, International Business, Management, Marketing, School of Education, School of Law, School of Politics and International Studies, School of Sociology and Social Policy, Work and Employment Relations
<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

Leeds Doctoral Scholarships are available for UK fee-rated students for Session 2021/22 for study in the following Faculties: Social Sciences and the Leeds University Business School.<br /> The fully funded research scholarship is available for 3 years for full-time study and 5 years for part-time study.

<h2 class="heading hide-accessible"Full description</h2>

<h3>Closing Date for Application forms 17:00 (UK time) Tuesday 1 June 2021</h3> <h4>Duration of the Award</h4> <ul> <li> <p>Full-time (3 years). The award will be made for one year in the first instance and renewable for a further period of up to two years, subject to satisfactory academic progress;</p> </li> </ul> <h4>Funding</h4> <ul> <li> <p>These awards are available to Home fee-rated&nbsp;applicants</p> </li> <li> <p>A maintenance grant at the standard UKRI rate (&pound;15,285&nbsp;in&nbsp;Session 2020/21)</p> </li> </ul> <h4>Other Conditions</h4> <ul> <li> <p>Applicants must not have already been awarded or be currently studying for a doctoral degree&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p>Awards must be taken up by 1 October 2021</p> </li> <li> <p>The awards are available for new Postgraduate Researchers undertaking full-time or part-time research study leading to the degree of PhD. &nbsp;Students who are already registered for PhD research study are excluded &nbsp;from applying</p> </li> <li> <p>&nbsp;Applicants must live within a reasonable distance of the University of Leeds whilst in receipt of this Scholarship.</p> </li> </ul> <h4>Selection Process</h4> <p>Each School selects a shortlist of applicants who they wish to nominate for the award. &nbsp;The Group on Scholarships, Studentships and Prizes selects the final list of awards based on academic merit and no other factors such as financial hardship are taken into account.</p> <p>The Postgraduate Scholarships Office will not enter into any communication regarding the progress of your application form.&nbsp; Unsuccessful applicants will be informed of their application outcome approximately 4 weeks after the application closing date.&nbsp; Shortlisted applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application within 10 weeks of the application closing date.</p>

<h2 class="heading">How to apply</h2>

<h3>Stage 1&nbsp;</h3> <ul> <li> <p>First of all apply for a<a href="http://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/130206/applying/91/applying_for_research_degrees"> research programme of study</a> by completing the application form</p> </li> </ul> <p paraeid="{1cb12a88-4c7f-4a7c-9a2b-534fa11ffa74}{162}" paraid="617466781">In order to be considered for the scholarship you must submit all the required supporting documents for your application for study*. Any study applications that&nbsp;are not accompanied&nbsp;by the documents requested by the scholarship deadline will not be considered for the award.&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{1cb12a88-4c7f-4a7c-9a2b-534fa11ffa74}{172}" paraid="101257157">Please note that an unsuccessful application for this scholarship does not exclude you from applying for other research study opportunities or scholarships offered by the University of Leeds.&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{1cb12a88-4c7f-4a7c-9a2b-534fa11ffa74}{176}" paraid="615424475">*The supporting documents you need to provide with your study application&nbsp;are listed&nbsp;on website for the School/Faculty in which you are applying to study.&nbsp;</p> <h4>Stage 2</h4> <ul> <li> <p>Once you are in receipt of your 9 digit Student Application ID complete the <a href="https://leeds.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/centrally-funded-research-postgraduate-scholarships-2021">online application form.</a></p> </li> </ul> <p>Please note that, due to the large volume of applications, the Postgraduate Scholarships Office will not enter into any correspondence regarding the progress of an application until the outcome is known.</p> <p><em>We welcome 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.</em></p>

<h2 class="heading heading--sm">Entry requirements</h2>

Applicants must hold a First Degree at undergraduate level equivalent to at least a UK First Class* Honours degree. Applicants should either have graduated with the appropriate First Degree or be in their final year of study. <br /> *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). Applicants who are uncertain about the requirements for a particular research degree are advised to contact the School or Graduate School prior to making an application.

<h2 class="heading heading--sm">English language requirements</h2>

The minimum English language entry requirement for research postgraduate research study is an IELTS of 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 in each component (reading, writing, listening and speaking) or equivalent. The test must be dated within two years of the start date of the course in order to be valid. Some schools and faculties have a higher requirement.

<h2 class="heading">Contact details</h2>

<p>For further information please contact the<a href="http://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/130500/faculties"> school in which you intend to study</a>.</p> <p>OR&nbsp;Postgraduate Scholarships e: <a href="mailto:pg_scholarships@leeds.ac.uk">pg_scholarships@leeds.ac.uk</a></p> <p>The Leeds Doctoral Scholarship (June&nbsp;deadline)&nbsp;is available for research degree study across the following Faculties - Social Sciences and the Leeds University Business School; listed below are just some of the projects available. We also welcome applicants to submit their own research proposal.</p>