Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Politics and International Studies

Fees and funding for research postgraduates

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Full details of Posgraduate Research Fees are available on the main university website:

International fees are fixed at the point of entry and will not rise in subsequent years of the course. This means you can more easily plan your finances at the outset.

Postgraduate Research Scholarship (fees only)

The Scholarship Application Deadline has passed for session 2016/17

The School are offering one fees only scholarship to UK/EU students taking a POLIS PhD programme in an area of their choice.

Closing date: TBC

Application form


Postgraduate Research Scholarship (fees plus maintenance)

The Scholarship Application Deadline has passed for session 2016/17

The School are offering one fees plus maintenance scholarship to UK/EU students taking a POLIS PhD programme in the areas of British Politics; Comparative Politics; European Politics or Political Theory. The scholarship will cover the full cost of tuition plus £8,000 maintenance (per year, for three years).

Closing date: TBC

Application form

International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (fees only)

The Scholarship Application Deadline has passed for session 2016/17

The School are offering one fees only scholarship to international students taking a POLIS PhD programme in an area of their choice.

Closing date 1 June 2016

Application form

University scholarships

The University of Leeds also offers other general scholarships and awards for postgraduate research students. Visit Scholarships at Leeds for more information.

Alumni Postgraduate Bursary

Introduced in 2013, the Alumni Postgraduate Bursary is available to former University of Leeds students. Those who qualify are eligible for a 10 percent tuition fee bursary.  The alumni bursary can be awarded in conjunction with other University of Leeds scholarships and awards as the 10 percent bursary is calculated based on the net fee remaining. If you are thinking of continuing your studies to postgraduate level, we would love for you to stay with us.

More information about the Alumni Bursary

ESRC Scholarships (UK/EU)

The School of Education is part of the ESRC-funded White Rose Doctoral Training Centre. Established in 2011, the ESRC WR DTC is one of the largest consortia in the country and offers a wealth of supervisory expertise across the social sciences as well as numerous training opportunities, particularly focused upon maximising the social and economic benefits of research.

The DTC is offering at least 48 new studentships across the White Rose Universities, including a range of ESRC scholarships in several disciplines at Leeds. These awards are for individuals who wish to study for an MA and then embark onto a PhD at the end of their MA study.

Studentships are awarded on academic merit. The award is likely to constitute tuition fees and subsistence for UK applicants and tuition fees only for EU applicants. Allocation of these awards isn't guaranteed. Please contact the Postgraduate Admissions office for further information.  

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