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Leeds Doctoral Scholarships 2020 - January Deadline


Key facts

Friday 10 January 2020
Funding start date
Thursday 1 October 2020
Number of funding places
Country eligibility
UK and EU
Source of funding
University of Leeds
<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

Leeds Doctoral Scholarships are available for UK/EU students for Session 2020/21 for study in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences. 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 23:59 (UK time) Friday 10 January&nbsp;2020</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>The award will cover fees at the University of Leeds standard rate of fees.</p> </li> <li> <p>A maintenance grant at the standard UKRI rate of &pound;15,009&nbsp;for 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 2020</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 University will publish the names of the successful applicants within the University and externally on the University website within 10 weeks of the relevant scholarship closing date.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

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

<h3>Stage 1&nbsp;</h3> <ul> <li> <p>First of all &nbsp;apply for a<a href=""> research programme of study</a> &nbsp;by completing the application form</p> </li> </ul> <h4>Stage 2</h4> <ul> <li> <p>Once you are in receipt of your 9 digit Student Application ID complete the <a href="">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. *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&nbsp;<a href="">Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences</a></p> <p>e:&nbsp;<a href="" title="Contact Civil"></a>&nbsp;(Engineering)&nbsp;<a href=""></a>&nbsp; (Maths and Physical Sciences) t:&nbsp;+44 (0)113 343 5057</p> <p>OR&nbsp;Postgraduate Scholarships e: <a href=""></a>&nbsp;t: +44 (0)113 343 4077</p> <p>The Leeds Doctoral Scholarship (January deadline)&nbsp;is available for research degree study across the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences; listed below are just some of the projects available.</p>

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