Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Politics and International Studies

Funding for taught postgraduate students

In this Section:

POLIS Excellence Scholarship (full fees)

To be confirmed for 2017

We have one full-fees scholarship available for a UK/EU applicant wishing to study one of our Masters programmes (on a full-time basis only). This scholarship is based on academic merit.

Closing date: TBC

Application form

Bursary for Global Development Summer School at University of Leeds

To be confirmed for 2017

We are offering a competitive bursary to offer holders on any of the POLIS MA courses which will pay the course fee for this year’s Global Development Summer School being run in cooperation with EADI.

Discover what happened at the June 2016 Summer School

Application information:

The bursary is offered on a competitive basis to UK/EU or International students who have accepted an offer of study for any of our full time MA programmes.

In order to be considered for the bursary please send a CV and statement of motivation (max 500 words) which should include the name of the Master’s programme and outline:

  • Your interest in global development issues and motivation to attend summer school; what do you hope to get from the experience?
  • Your existing experience of global development, including any courses, volunteering, travel or relevant reading
  • Your future plans and how attendance at the CGD summer school will help you fulfil your ambitions

Send by email to Laura Smith cgd@leeds.ac.uk 

Deadline: TBC 

Chevening Scholarships

Available for 2017 entry

The University of Leeds is co-funding a number of Chevening Awards available to applicants from China who wish to study one of these specific programmes:

Find out more about the Chevening Scholarships

Closing date: 8 November

All applicants who wish to be considered for an award at Leeds are encouraged to select the university as their first preference within their Chevening application.

POLIS International Excellence Scholarship

To be confirmed for 2017

Up to five scholarships to the value of £3000. These are available to applicants who are nationals of China, India, Japan, Nigeria and South Korea wishing to study one of our full-time taught Masters programmes. These scholarships are based on academic merit.

Closing date: TBC

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.

Scholarships at Leeds

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 Politics and International Studies 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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