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Leeds University Business School International Business Department Scholarship 2023/24


Key facts

Friday 3 March 2023
Funding start date
Sunday 1 October 2023
Number of funding places
Country eligibility
International (open to all nationalities, including the UK)
Source of funding
University of Leeds
Key staff
Dr Hanna Gajewska-De Mattos
International Business
<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

Up to two scholarships are available for International or Home applicants applying for a PhD in the International Business Department within the Leeds University Business School.<br /> <br /> As a world-leading unit for international business, we produce outstanding and impactful research. Drawing upon our research and scholarship, we provide students with an exceptional educational experience and the opportunity to develop skills and capabilities to compete in, and contribute, to international academics and the global economy. Our research and teaching add continuous and sustainable value to business and society.

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

<p><strong>Research proposals</strong></p> <p>The International Business Department within Leeds University Business School is interested in receiving proposals in the following areas of research:</p> <ul> <li>The determinants and impact of foreign direct investment (FDI)</li> <li>The strategy of Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) and countries, MNEs impact on home and host country productivity and competitiveness</li> <li>Global innovation; international entrepreneurship, digital economy, born global firms, internationalisation and performance of SMEs</li> <li>Global grand challenges, sustainable practices of MNEs, international migration, global value chains and global health</li> <li>Cross-cultural management, diversity, and inclusion</li> <li>MNEs and glocal governance</li> </ul> <p>In order to help the applicants identify their best fit with the department&rsquo;s research agenda, individual research profiles of our academic staff are available at <a href=";query=&amp;staffTypes%5B%5D=all&amp;staffTypes%5B%5D=academic&amp;staffTypes%5B%5D=professional&amp;staffTypes%5B%5D=visiting&amp;staffTypes%5B%5D=honorary&amp;categoryIDs%5B%5D=163&amp;departments=all&amp;departmentIDs%5B%5D=171&amp;departmentIDs%5B%5D=172&amp;departmentIDs%5B%5D=187&amp;departmentIDs%5B%5D=173&amp;departmentIDs%5B%5D=174&amp;departmentIDs%5B%5D=175&amp;departmentIDs%5B%5D=189&amp;departmentIDs%5B%5D=190&amp;departmentIDs%5B%5D=191&amp;departmentIDs%5B%5D=176&amp;departmentIDs%5B%5D=178&amp;departmentIDs%5B%5D=179&amp;departmentIDs%5B%5D=192&amp;departmentIDs%5B%5D=180&amp;departmentIDs%5B%5D=188&amp;departmentIDs%5B%5D=181&amp;departmentIDs%5B%5D=182&amp;departmentIDs%5B%5D=183">this webpage</a>.</p> <p><a href="">International Business PhD Study Environment</a></p> <p><a href="">Department further reading</a></p> <p><a href="">Centre for International Business (CIBUL)</a></p> <p><a href="">James E. Lynch India and South Asia Business Centre (ISABC)</a></p> <p><a href="">Business Confucius Institute at the University of Leeds (BICUL)</a></p> <p><strong>Information about the Award</strong></p> <ul> <li>This competition is open to international and/or home applicants. Up to two scholarships will be awarded.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Duration of the Award</strong></p> <ul> <li>Full-time (3.5 years). The award will be made for one year in the first instance and renewable for a further period of up to two and a half years, subject to satisfactory academic progress.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Funding</strong></p> <ul> <li>The award will cover full fees at the University of Leeds standard rate of fees.</li> <li>A maintenance grant at the standard UKRI rate (&pound;17,668 in Session 2022/23).</li> </ul> <p><strong>Other Conditions</strong></p> <ul> <li>Applicants must not have already been awarded or be currently studying for a doctoral degree.</li> <li>Awards must be taken up by 1<sup>st</sup> October 2023.</li> <li>The awards are available for new Postgraduate Researchers undertaking full-time or part-time research study leading to the degree of PhD. Students who are already registered for PhD research study are excluded from applying.</li> <li>Applicants must live within a reasonable distance of the University of Leeds whilst in receipt of this Scholarship.</li> </ul>

<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Faculty information</h2>

<p><strong>Information about Leeds University Business School</strong></p> <p>We are a leading, full-service business school, regularly world ranked by the Financial Times, QS and The Economist, and one of a small number of schools worldwide to be triple accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. We deliver undergraduate, masters, MBA, PhD, executive and professional education and online study, to over 5000 students from around 100 countries.</p> <p>The <a href="">Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 </a>deemed 90% of the Business School&rsquo;s submitted research to be either &lsquo;world-leading&rsquo; or &lsquo;internationally excellent&rsquo; overall. The School is a faculty of the University of Leeds, one of the leading higher education institutions in the UK, ranked in the <a href="">top 100 universities in the world </a>(QS rankings 2023) and a member of the prestigious <a href="">Russell Group </a>of research-intensive UK universities.</p> <p>Our teaching and research is organised around our six departments: Accounting and Finance; Economics; International Business; Management; Marketing, and Work and Employment Relations. Much of our research involves cross-departmental, cross-university, cross-institutional and international collaborations organised through cross-disciplinary research centres. Our mission is to make an exceptional impact on business and society globally through leadership in research and teaching.</p>

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

<p><strong>Stage 1:</strong> First, apply for a research place of study by completing a <a href="">study application form</a>. You will be expected to meet our <a href="">eligibility criteria </a>for PhD candidates, including the English language requirements if your first language is not English. Once you have received your student ID number (a 9-digit number) move onto stage 2.</p> <p><strong>Stage 2:</strong> Apply for the Leeds University Business School International Business Department scholarship by working your way through the <a href="">scholarship application form</a>.</p> <p>If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the <a href="">Faculty&#39;s minimum English language requirements </a>(below).</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. 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.</em></p>

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

Candidates should ideally have a first-class or at least a good upper second-class undergraduate degree. Candidates should hold a British Master's degree (or equivalent degree from an overseas university) or an equivalent professional qualification:<br /> <br /> 70 (or the equivalent at a non-UK institution) in the Master's degree, but exceptional candidates with 65 and above will be also considered; and in an appropriate academic discipline.

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

On all research degree programmes a pass in an approved test in English is required for applicants whose first language is not English. The approved tests and minimum required scores are detailed below. Please note that test scores are valid for 2 years.<br /> <br /> IELTS (Academic) Overall score of at least 7.0 with no less than 6.0 in each section.<br /> <br /> TOEFL iBT We require an overall test result of 100 with the following minimum scores required in each of these sections: Listening 21, Reading 21, Speaking 23, Writing 22.

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

<p>For further information please contact the Graduate School Office<br /> e: <a href=""></a></p>

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