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Economics Scholarships


Key facts

Sunday 8 March 2020
Funding start date
Thursday 1 October 2020
Number of funding places
Country eligibility
International (open to all nationalities, including the UK)
Source of funding
University of Leeds
Key staff
Dr Sandra Lancheros Torres
Research groups/institutes
Applied Institute for Research in Economics
<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

The Economics Division at the University of Leeds invites applications from excellent UK/EU and international students for two fully funded PhDs in economics. Our faculty members conduct cutting-edge research across a wide range of subjects from five broadly defined research themes: the macroeconomy and macroeconomic policy; work, labour and organization; financialisation and globalisation; development and wellbeing; and environment, infrastructure, innovation and the circular economy. Across our different research themes, we take an open-minded approach to economic problems offering our PhD students a unique and distinctive research experience, which is realistic, interdisciplinary and policy relevant. While candidates are not discouraged from developing their own ideas and interest, we strongly recommend that their proposed research is clearly located within one or more of our core research themes. For more information about our areas of research expertise and potential supervisors consult our website:

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

<h2>Funding details</h2> <p>We are offering two full-time PhD scholarships as follows:</p> <ul> <li>One full-time PhD scholarship for one UK/EU candidate covering a maintenance stipend and UK/EU tuition fees for three years, subject to satisfactory progress.</li> <li>One full-time PhD scholarship for one international candidate covering a maintenance stipend and international tuition fees for three years, subject to satisfactory progress.</li> </ul> <p>Maintenance stipends are paid at the UK Research Council rate (&pound;15,009 in 2019/20, the rate is reviewed annually).</p>

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

<p>In order to apply for this scholarship, you should first <a href="">apply for a place on the PhD programme</a> at Leeds University Business School.</p> <p>You should then <a href="">apply for the scholarship</a>, using the student ID number you received after submitting your PhD application.</p> <p>You must have submitted all the <a href="">relevant documents</a> in support of your PhD application by the scholarship closing date.</p> <p>If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the Leeds University Business School&nbsp;minimum English language requirements (below)&nbsp;before registration. You do not need to have met the requirement at the time you apply.</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>

To be eligible for the PhD programme, you should hold a British Masters degree (or equivalent degree from an overseas university) or an equivalent professional qualification, with a minimum average score of 60 percent (or equivalent) and in an appropriate academic discipline.

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IELTS of 7.0 overall, with at least 6.0 in each component (reading, writing, listening and speaking) or equivalent.

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

<p>For further information, please contact the Graduate School Office or visit our <a href="">website</a>.</p> <p></p> <p>0113 343 4596</p>

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