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Accounting and Finance Scholarships


Key facts

Wednesday 1 July 2020
Number of funding places
Country eligibility
International (open to all nationalities, including the UK)
Source of funding
University of Leeds
Key staff
Professor Kevin Keasey
Accounting and Finance
Research groups/institutes
Centre for Advanced Studies in Finance, International Banking Institute
<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

Five full scholarships are available every year to support future world class research in the areas of accounting, finance and banking. These scholarships are incredibly competitive and therefore we are looking for highly motivated, self-driven people who are passionate about research. We are looking to accept candidates who are able to fully commit to a challenging journey and who are aiming high for a successful future career, be that in academia or a career in industry. Our aim is to help stimulate your passion for your subject and push you to reach your potential.

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

<h2>The PhD journey</h2> <p>Each full scholarship lasts for three&nbsp;years.</p> <p>To enable accepted students to fully dedicate their time to their studies, the Accounting and Finance Division are offering full scholarships&nbsp;which cover both fees and an annual maintenance amount.&nbsp;</p> <p>The division has its own dedicated doctoral unit, the Centre for Advanced Studies in Finance (CASIF) and each accepted student will be joining its multicultural, vibrant and supportive research community.</p> <p>CASIF has a long history of developing doctoral students.&nbsp;Many of our students have progressed to be professors in&nbsp;leading academic departments and leaders in their chosen sectors.</p> <h2>Funding details</h2> <p>We are offering five full-time PhD scholarships, covering a maintenance stipend and UK/EU or international tuition fees for three years, subject to satisfactory progress.</p> <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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