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Leeds Doctoral Scholarships 2024


Key facts

Monday 8 April 2024
Number of funding places
Country eligibility
UK only
Source of funding
University of Leeds
Accounting and Finance, Economics, Institute for Medieval Studies, Institute for Transport Studies, Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied Centre, International Business, Management, Marketing, School of Biology, School of Biomedical Sciences, School of Chemical and Process Engineering, School of Chemistry, School of Civil Engineering, School of Computing, School of Dentistry, School of Design, School of Earth and Environment, School of Education, School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, School of English, School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, School of Food Science and Nutrition, School of Geography, School of Healthcare, School of History, School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, School of Law, School of Mathematics, School of Mechanical Engineering, School of Media and Communication, School of Medicine, School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, School of Music, School of Performance and Cultural Industries, School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science, School of Physics and Astronomy, School of Politics and International Studies, School of Psychology, School of Sociology and Social Policy, Work and Employment Relations
Research groups/institutes
Institute for Medieval Studies, Leeds Institute of Health Sciences
<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

Up to 7 Leeds Doctoral Scholarships are available for Home fee-rated students for Session 2024/25 for study in the following Faculties: Arts, Humanities and Cultures; Biological Sciences; Business; Engineering and Physical Sciences; Environment; Medicine and Health; Social Sciences.<br /> The fully funded research scholarship is available for 3.5 years for full-time study, pro-rata for part-time study.

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

<h3>Closing Date for Application forms 17:00 (UK time) Monday 8 April 2024</h3> <h4>Duration of the Award</h4> <ul> <li> <p>Full-time (3.5 years), pro-rata for part-time. The award will be made for one year in the first instance and renewable for a further period of up to 2 and a half years (pro-rata for part-time), subject to satisfactory academic progress.</p> </li> </ul> <h4>Funding</h4> <ul> <li> <p>The award provides full academic fees and a maintenance grant (&pound;18,622 in Session 2023/24) for full-time study, part-time will be pro-rata at 60%. &nbsp;This amount increases per annum in line with the UKRI rate. Full-time awards provide full fees for 3 years and a maintenance award for 3.5 years (Part-time awards are pro-rata).</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 2024</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 University of Leeds Scholarship Selection Panel 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 University will publish the names of the successful applicants within the University within 10 weeks of the relevant scholarship closing date.</p>

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

<h3>Stage 1&nbsp;</h3> <ul> <li> <p>First of all apply for a&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">research programme of study</a>&nbsp;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="" target="_blank">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>As an international research-intensive university, we welcome students from all walks of life and from across the world. We foster an inclusive environment where all can flourish and prosper, and we are proud of our strong commitment to student education. &nbsp;Across all Faculties we are dedicated to diversifying our community and we welcome the unique contributions that individuals can bring, and particularly encourage applications from, but not limited to Black, Asian, people who belong to a minority ethnic community, people who identify as LGBT+; and people with disabilities. Applicants will always be selected based on merit and ability.&nbsp;</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 University of Leeds minimum English language entry requirement for 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. If the School/Faculty to which you have applied has a higher English language entry requirement you must meet this higher requirement. The test must be dated within two years of the start date of the course in order to be valid.

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

<p>For further information please contact the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">school in which you intend to study</a>.</p> <p>OR&nbsp;Postgraduate Scholarships&nbsp;<a href=""></a></p> <p>The Leeds Doctoral Scholarship is available for research degree study across the following Faculties - Arts, Humanities and Cultures;&nbsp;Biological Sciences; Business; Engineering and Physical Sciences;&nbsp;Environment;&nbsp;Medicine and Health; Social Sciences.&nbsp; Listed below are just some of the projects available (subject to change). We also welcome applicants to submit their own research proposal.</p>

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