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2009-10

POSTGRADUATE
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDENTS
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UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS FACULTY STRUCTURE DIAGRAM

Education, Mathematics Performance,


Biological Medicine
Arts Business Social Sciences Engineering Environment & Physical Visual Arts &
Sciences & Health
& Law Sciences Communications

School of English Institute of Leeds University School of School of Civil School of Earth School of The Leeds Institute of
Membrane and Business School Education Engineering and Environment Chemistry Dental Institute Communications
School of History
Systems Biology School of Law School of School of Department of Leeds Institute of Studies
School of
Institute of School of Politics Computing Geography Colour Science Genetics, Health School of Design
Humanities Accounting and
Molecular and and International School of Institute for Procter and Therapeutics School of Fine Art,
Institute for Finance
Cellular Biology Studies Electronic Transport Studies Department of School of History of Art and
Colonial and Economics
Institute of School of Sociology and Electrical Food Science Healthcare Cultural Studies
Postcolonial International
Integrative and and Social Policy Engineering School of Leeds Institute of School of Music
Studies Business
Comparative School of Mathematics Health Sciences
Leeds Humanities Biology Centre for School of
Management Interdisciplinary Mechanical School of Physics
Research Institute School of Medicine Performance and
Marketing Gender Studies Engineering and Astronomy Cultural Industries
Institute for Leeds Institute
Work and School of Process, of Molecular
Medieval Studies
Employment Environmental Medicine
School of Modern Relations and Materials
Languages and Engineering Institute of
Cultures Classics Department Psychological
Philosophy of Applied Sciences
Mathematics
Theology and
Religious Studies Department of
Arabic and Middle Leeds University Institute of Pure Mathematics
Eastern Studies BNFL Research Microwaves and Department of
East Asian Studies Alliance Photonics Statistics
French Energy and Institute of
Resources Integrated
German Research Institute Information
Italian Institute for Systems
Linguistics and Materials Research
Phonetics Institute for Particle
Russian and Science and
Slavonic Studies Engineering
Spanish, Industrial Centre
Portuguese and of Particle Science
Latin American and Engineering
Studies

The above table is a basic overview of the current Faculty structure at the University of Leeds.
A more in-depth structure including Centres and Institutes is given on the University of Leeds webpage: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/faculty
THE POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS OFFICE
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS, LEEDS LS2 9JT
Tel Direct Line: +44 (0) 113 343 4077/4007
FAX: +44 (0) 113 343 3774
Email: scholarships@leeds.ac.uk
Web: http://scholarships.leeds.ac.uk
Opening Hours: Weekdays 10:00 – 16:00

Contents
INTRODUCTION ........................................................................................................................................................ 3

SECTION ONE
POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS .............................................................................. 4
Research Councils and Other National Bodies ......................................................................................................... 4
University of Leeds Awards ...................................................................................................................................... 6
School Postgraduate Research Scholarships ............................................................................................................ 9

SECTION TWO
POSTGRADUATE MASTERSHIP SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS ................................................................ 10
Research Councils ............................................................................................................................................... 10
University of Leeds Awards ................................................................................................................................... 11
School Taught Postgraduate Scholarships ............................................................................................................. 15
SECTION THREE
OTHER FUNDING ................................................................................................................................... 16
REQUEST FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ................................................................................................ 19

THE POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS OFFICE HOW TO APPLY


The Postgraduate Scholarships Office deals with All postgraduate applicants need to complete a
applications for University of Leeds Postgraduate study application form (taught or research). Taught
Scholarships and Studentships, and provides information Postgraduate Applicants can apply online at
about funding opportunities for students wishing to
http://www.leeds.ac.uk/students/apply.htm
undertake postgraduate degrees at the University.
Research Applicants can complete their study application
The Office is open from Monday to Friday from 09.00
form at the following website
until 17.00 hours. If you have any queries relating to
scholarship funding, please email http://www.leeds.ac.uk/students/research_degrees.htm
scholarships@leeds.ac.uk The earlier the application is made the better, especially
if there is any likelihood of delay in getting a visa, making
UPDATE the necessary financial arrangements or there is the need
This booklet is produced each September and is designed to receive an Academic Technology Approval Scheme
to provide a brief outline of the types of scholarships that (ATAS) Clearing Certificate. Further information on the
are available. More detailed information can be found on ATAS including an application form is available at
the scholarships website http://scholarships.leeds.ac.uk www.fco.gov.uk
This site has a search facility to help you find out about
the opportunities open to you and is regularly updated. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Application forms for some scholarships are also In addition to academic qualifications, applicants
accessible from the website. whose first language is not English must provide formal
evidence that their English language ability is sufficient
Information on undergraduate scholarships and awards
for postgraduate study. The minimum English language
can be obtained from the Access and Community
requirements for entry to programmes of study at the
Engagement Office, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK.
University of Leeds are specified in various University
Tel: +44 (0) 113 343 8495 or fax: +44 (0) 113 343 4053,
publications.
by visiting the website
The University’s Language Centre offers several courses
http://www.leeds.ac.uk/ace/access/scholarships.htm
to help international students improve their English
or by visiting the following website language skills. You can find out more information on the
Language Centre website at
http://www.leeds.ac.uk/students/fees/index.htm
www.leeds.ac.uk/languages/lc_home.html

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Section 1
Postgraduate Research Scholarships And Awards

RESEARCH COUNCILS AND OTHER NATIONAL BODIES


(for UK and EU students only)
For the awards listed in this section, UK students will be eligible for a full award, covering the cost of tuition fees
and a maintenance grant. European Union candidates will be eligible for an award paying tuition fees only, except
in exceptional circumstances or where residency in the UK has been established for more than 3 years prior to the
start of the course. Eligibility enquiries should be made to the Postgraduate Scholarships Office in the first instance
(email: scholarships@leeds.ac.uk).
Please check the relevant Research Council website for further details of specific research areas.

Please note that candidates should not apply directly The following Research Councils offer postgraduate
to the Research Councils. Application enquiries should funding for Doctoral Training Accounts, which are
be made to the relevant School or Department at which allocated directly to universities and enquiries should
you wish to study well in advance of the stated closing be made in the appropriate school. Some research
date as internal closing dates are likely to be at least awards are available in collaboration with industry.
6 weeks prior to the Research Council deadline. In
some cases application forms may be downloaded from BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
the relevant Research Council website. Some research RESEARCH COUNCIL (BBSRC)
awards are available in collaboration with industry. The BBSRC offers awards for research in the biological
sciences and related subjects.
ARTS & HUMANITIES
RESEARCH COUNCIL (AHRC) ENGINEERING AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES
The AHRC provides competitive research awards in the RESEARCH COUNCIL (EPSRC)
areas of arts and humanities. Collaborative awards are The EPSRC is responsible for funding research in the
also available. The closing date for receipt of applications areas of chemistry, physics, mathematics and the
is subject to confirmation. Further information will be engineering sciences.
published in March 2009.
A full list of Schools who have EPSRC Doctoral Training
ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL Accounts for research degree study is available on the
RESEARCH COUNCIL (ESRC) web
The ESRC offers research and collaborative awards in the http://www.leeds.ac.uk/rds/postgraduate_scholarships/
areas of economic and social sciences. Candidates must dta-list.htm
apply through a recognised outlet with ESRC recognition
and can either take an integrated research-training
Masters with a 3-year PhD programme or, if candidates
have already completed an ESRC-recognised Master’s
course or equivalent research training, they may apply for
a 3-year research studentship. A list of ESRC recognised
Schools and courses are available on the web (http://www.
leeds.ac.uk/rds/postgraduate_scholarships/esrc-info.htm).
The expected closing date for receipt of applications from
the University at ESRC is 1 May 2009.

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“I wanted to come to the University of Leeds because of its strong
reputation in politics and Development Studies as it is amongst the
best schools of its kind in the UK. It has a student-friendly environment
based in a great Northern city and, last but not least, the university has a
fantastic mix of students with multicultural backgrounds and experiences.”
Ngocha Nguyen, BP-FCO Chevening-University of Leeds Scholarship
School of Politics & International Studies, MA Politics of International Resources and Development

MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (MRC) SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY


The MRC offers postgraduate awards for research study FACILITIES COUNCIL (STFC)
within medical or related biological subjects. The STFC supports research into astronomy, particle
physics, space science and nuclear physics.
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT
RESEARCH COUNCIL (NERC)
The NERC offers awards for research in the scientific
aspects of the natural environment.

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POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS
SECTION 1

UK/EU
Postgraduate Research Scholarships are available for FRANK PARKINSON SCHOLARSHIP
PhD study. Unless otherwise stated, application forms are 1 AWARD AVAILABLE
available from the Postgraduate Scholarships Office and
Available to candidates wishing to undertake full-time
may also be downloaded from our website
postgraduate research study in any Faculty for candidates
http://scholarships.leeds.ac.uk of British parents who have been domiciled in Yorkshire
for a period of not less than ten years.
UNIVERSITY RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS
University Research Scholarships are available for HENRY ELLISON SCHOLARSHIP
students from the United Kingdom and other EU 2 AWARDS AVAILABLE
countries who are commencing PhD study from October Available to University of Leeds graduates wishing to
2009. Applicants must hold at least a UK Upper Second undertake full-time research in the School of Chemistry
Class Honours Degree or equivalent. or the School of Physics and Astronomy. One award
Up to 18 University Research Scholarships will be is available in each School in 2009/10. Completed
available and will cover academic fees at the UK rate and application forms should be returned to the relevant
(for full-time students) an annual maintenance grant of School.
up to £13,290. Completed application forms should be
returned to the Postgraduate Scholarships Office. Faculty J E ACKROYD SCHOLARSHIP
closing dates will be published on the website 1 AWARD AVAILABLE
http://scholarships.leeds.ac.uk Available for study in the School of Design for candidates
undertaking research into the production of wool, silk
ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS or other textile materials, or the manufacture of textile
fabrics. Preference will be given to candidates born in
The following Scholarships are available for full-time
Bradford.
students from the United Kingdom and other EU
countries who are commencing PhD study from October
JOSEPH WRIGHT SCHOLARSHIP
2009 and cover academic fees at the UK rate and an
annual maintenance grant of £8,000 (unless otherwise 1 AWARD AVAILABLE
stated). The closing date for receipt of applications at the Available for study in the Faculty of Arts for candidates
Postgraduate Scholarships Office is 1 June 2009. undertaking research in the School of English or the
Department of German.
AKROYD, BROTHERTON & BROWN SCHOLARSHIP
1 AWARD AVAILABLE LOWSON SCHOLARSHIP
Available for candidates wishing to undertake research 1 AWARD AVAILABLE
in the Faculties of Biological Sciences, Engineering, Available to candidates wishing to undertake full-time
Environment, Mathematics & Physical Sciences and research in the School of Chemistry. Preference will
Medicine and Health. be given to those whose proposed research involves
analytical chemistry.
EMMA & LESLIE REID SCHOLARSHIP
1 AWARD AVAILABLE
Available for candidates wishing to undertake full-time
research in connection with diseases of the heart or brain
(or kindred diseases).

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“The School of English is very friendly and welcoming. There are
always students working or relaxing in the common area of the
building, and the School does a lot to ensure that students have a
chance to meet other students, as well as meet informally with staff.
And the intellectual culture is amazing, there is always an open
lecture, seminar or discussion group happening.”
Anna Wallace, Tetley and Lupton Scholarship
School of Medieval Studies, MA Medieval Literature

MARY & ALICE SMITH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP OTHER UNIVERSITY RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS
1 AWARD AVAILABLE
Available for British candidates who are single and live WHITE ROSE STUDENTSHIPS
in the UK and who wish to undertake research into the The White Rose Studentships are collaborative awards
prevention or cure of cancer or heart disease. between the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York.
There are up to 12 awards available overall within the
STANLEY BURTON RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP three Universities linked to specific areas/projects. The
1 AWARD AVAILABLE Scholarship holders will have supervisors at two of the
institutions. The awards will cover academic fees at the
Available for study in the Faculty of Performance, UK rate and a maintenance grant of £13,290. Further
Visual Arts & Communications for candidates wishing details will be available on the web early in 2009.
to undertake full-time research in the School of Fine
Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies. The award covers http://www.leeds.ac.uk/rds/postgraduate_scholarships/
full academic fees and an annual maintenance grant of wrs-info.html
£8,500.

WB CRUMP SCHOLARSHIP
1 AWARD AVAILABLE
Available for study in any Faculty for candidates
undertaking full-time research in areas relating to
economics, social and industrial history, archaeology,
geography, botany of the North of England generally, in
Yorkshire and the Pennines in particular.

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SECTION 1

INTERNATIONAL
The University of Leeds has a long history of welcoming DOROTHY HODGKIN POSTGRADUATE AWARDS
and providing scholarships for international students. These awards are open to students from India, China,
By creating a package of scholarships, Leeds can, in Hong Kong, Russia and the developing world who wish
many cases, offer funding to cover international fees and to undertake PhD study in the UK. They are available
maintenance. Students wishing to come to Leeds are also to top-quality science, engineering, medicine, social
encouraged to investigate the opportunity of obtaining a sciences and technology students. The awards are jointly
British Chevening Scholarship. These are funded by the funded by the UK Research Councils and industrial
Foreign and Commonwealth Office and administered by partners. The scheme will pay international rate fees and
the British Council. Further information is available from a maintenance allowance. Further details will be available
the following website from the webpage
http://www.chevening.com/home/index.html http://www.leeds.ac.uk/rds/postgraduate_scholarships/
The scholarships are very competitive and it is important dhpa-info.htm
to make enquiries and apply to all possible sources at These awards are subject to confirmation of funding.
an early stage in your application for study. Students are
strongly advised to secure funding before they arrive in LEEDS MARSHALL AWARD
the UK.
1 AWARD AVAILABLE
If funds cannot be raised, it is advisable to defer entry
The award is open to US citizens under 26 years of age
until funds are secured. It is virtually impossible to raise
who are graduates of US universities wishing to undertake
funds once in the UK.
study in any subject leading to a postgraduate degree.
The closing date for applications to be with the Marshall
FULLY FUNDED UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
Aid Commemoration Commission is 2 October 2008. The
INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS
award will pay academic fees and maintenance, further
A number of fully funded awards are available at the details regarding the full value of the award, eligibility and
University of Leeds for students who are commencing how to apply are available at
full-time PhD study from October 2009. The awards
cover the full cost of international tuition fees and http://www.marshallscholarship.org/
provide maintenance to the value of £13,290 (for session
2009/10). US FULBRIGHT AWARDS
The Fulbright Postgraduate Awards are aimed at US
The level of competition for International Scholarships is
citizens wishing to study in the UK in any subject and
very high and only those students who, by the time they
provide tuition and maintenance for the first year of study.
take up their award, hold an undergraduate degree with
Further details can be found on the following webpage:
either first class or very good upper second class honours
(or the equivalent) will be considered. http://www.fulbright.co.uk/awards/us/index.html
Application forms are available from the Postgraduate
Scholarships Office and further details are available from
the webpage
http://www.leeds.ac.uk/rds/postgraduate_scholarships/irs-
info.htm
Completed application forms should be returned to the
Postgraduate Scholarships Office by 31 January 2009.

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SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH STUDY

Award Available To
School/Department UK/EU International Contact information
Students Students
Jeanne Shuttleworth,
Department of Applied Mathematics ✓ j.s.shuttleworth@leeds.ac.uk
Graduate School,
Faculty of Biological Sciences ✓ ✓ fbsgrad@leeds.ac.uk
Natasha Mullea,
Leeds University Business School ✓ ✓ n.t.mullea@lubs.leeds.ac.uk
Graduate School Office,
School of Civil Engineering ✓ ✓ phd@engineering.leeds.ac.uk
Professor Robert Maltby,
School of Classics ✓ r.maltby@leeds.ac.uk
Jagjit Lota,
Institute of Communications Studies ✓ ✓ j.lota@leeds.ac.uk
Postgraduate Admissions,
School of Computing ✓ ✓ rsadmit@comp.leeds.ac.uk
Michelle Lesnianski,
Earth and Environment ✓ m.lesnianski@leeds.ac.uk
Professor John Monaghan,
School of Education ✓ ✓ courses@education.leeds.ac.uk
School of Electronic and Graduate School Office,
Electrical Engineering ✓ ✓ phd@engineering.leeds.ac.uk
Gaenor Rudall,
School of English ✓ ✓ g.m.rudall@leeds.ac.uk
Val Marrison
School of Geography ✓ ✓ v.marrison@leeds.ac.uk
Dr Jill Firth,
Leeds Institute for Health Care ✓ ✓ j.firth@leeds.ac.uk
Dr Sarah Clark,
Leeds Institute of Health Sciences ✓ s.h.e.clark@leeds.ac.uk
Maria Di Stefano,
School of History ✓ ✓ historypg@leeds.ac.uk
Postgraduate Admissions
School of Law ✓ ✓ lawpgadm@leeds.ac.uk
Jeanne Shuttleworth,
School of Mathematics ✓ ✓ j.s.shuttleworth@leeds.ac.uk
Graduate School Office,
School of Mechanical Engineering ✓ ✓ phd@engineering.leeds.ac.uk
Claire Walton,
Faculty of Medicine and Health ✓ hcscw@leeds.ac.uk
Alison Martin,
Institute for Medieval Studies ✓ ✓ medieval@leeds.ac.uk
School of Modern Karen Priestley
Languages and Cultures ✓ ✓ k.f.priestley@leeds.ac.uk
Leeds Institute of Dr Pam Jones,
Molecular Medicine ✓ ✓ p.jones@leeds.ac.uk
School of Performance and Linda Smith,
Cultural Industries ✓ pculs@leeds.ac.uk
Jenneke Stevens,
School of Philosophy ✓ ✓ j.m.stevens@leeds.ac.uk
Faith Bonner,
School of Physics and Astronomy ✓ physics.pg.admissions@leeds.ac.uk
School of Politics and Maura Crosland,
International Studies ✓ ✓ m.crosland@leeds.ac.uk
School of Process, Environmental and Graduate School Office,
Materials Engineering ✓ ✓ phd@engineering.leeds.ac.uk
Dr Fiona Jones or Kathryn Meaney,
Institute of Psychological Sciences ✓ f.a.jones@leeds.ac.uk or k.d.meaney@leeds.ac.uk
School of Sociology and Debbie Westmoreland,
Social Policy ✓ d.westmoreland@leeds.ac.uk
Joanne Davies
Institute for Transport Studies ✓ j.davies@its.leeds.ac.uk

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Section 2
Postgraduate Mastership Scholarships and Awards

RESEARCH COUNCILS (for UK and EU students only)


For the awards listed in this section, European Union candidates will be eligible for an award paying tuition fees
only, except in exceptional circumstances, or where residency in the UK has been established for more than 3
years prior to the start of the course. Eligibility enquiries should be made to the Postgraduate Scholarships Office in
the first instance (email: scholarships@leeds.ac.uk)

Please note that candidates should not apply directly ENGINEERING AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH
to the Research Councils. Application enquiries should COUNCIL (EPSRC)
be made to the relevant School or Department at which The EPSRC is responsible for funding research and
you wish to study well in advance of the closing date. training in the areas of chemistry, physics, mathematics
and in the engineering sciences. EPSRC offers
ARTS & HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL (AHRC) postgraduate funding for advanced courses by means of
The AHRC provides competitive awards for full-time Masters’ Training Packages. Candidates should check
postgraduate study in the arts and humanities. There are with individual Schools for closing dates.
two schemes for Mastership study:
Masters’ Training Packages are available in the following
The Research Preparation Master’s Scheme supports areas: Chemistry, Mathematics, School of Process,
students undertaking Masters’ courses that focus on Environmental and Materials Engineering, Centre for
advanced study and research training explicitly Self-Organising Molecular Systems and Centre for
intended to provide a foundation for further research at Computational Fluid Dynamics.
doctoral level.
A full list of Schools who have Masters’ Training Packages
The Professional Preparation Master’s Scheme supports for advanced courses is available on the website
students undertaking Masters’ or Postgraduate Diploma
http://www.leeds.ac.uk/rds/postgraduate_scholarships/
courses that focus on developing high-level skills and
mtp-list.htm
competencies for professional practice.
The closing date for receipt of applications is subject to ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (ESRC)
confirmation. Further information will be published in The ESRC is the main provider of postgraduate awards in
March 2009. the social sciences. Candidates who do not hold an ESRC
recognised Master’s Degree can apply to undertake an
BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES integrated research-training Master’s Degree with a 3 year
RESEARCH COUNCIL (BBSRC) PhD programme (holding a 4 year studentship).
The BBSRC offers support for the MSc in Chemical
The expected closing date for receipt of recommendations
Biology at the University of Leeds. Application enquiries
from the University at ESRC is 1 May 2009.
should be made as soon as possible to the School of
Chemistry. For more information about ESRC supported programmes
at the University of Leeds, please visit the website
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
http://www.leeds.ac.uk/rds/postgraduate_scholarships/
(NERC)
esrc-info.htm
The NERC offers awards for advanced courses in the
scientific aspects of the natural environment.
Application enquiries should be made as soon as possible
to the relevant School at which you intend to study. Please
also see the following website for further details:
http://www.leeds.ac.uk/rds/postgraduate_scholarships/
nerc-info.htm

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“I applied for a University Scholarship and eventually I became able to
pursue my research without financial worries. I am thus able to provide
myself with everything useful for my research and, moreover, attend
workshops and conferences relevant to my discipline. Furthermore, the
University of Leeds provides a rich library and easy access to research
tools, whereas the Classics School staff is always there to help and assist
with any concerns or obstacles I find over my way to the PhD.”
Chrysanthi Demetriou, University Research Scholarship
School of Classics, Doctor of Philosophy, Year 1 student

UK/EU ABBEY SANTANDER AND UNIVERSITY OF


LEEDS POSTGRADUATE (SPAIN OR PORTUGAL)
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS MASTERSHIP SCHOLARSHIPS
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR NEW STUDENTS Two full UK/EU fee scholarships are available for
Unless otherwise stated, application forms are available candidates from Spain or Portugal undertaking taught
from the Postgraduate Scholarships Office and may also postgraduate study or Masters by Research (1 year
be downloaded from our website full time) in a range of subjects. There is no separate
application form for these scholarships and all eligible
http://scholarships.leeds.ac.uk applicants will be automatically considered. The closing
date will be announced on our website at
FULL FEE SCHOLARSHIPS
http://scholarships.leeds.ac.uk
Up to 10 Full Fee Scholarships (£3,390 for full-time
study and £1,695 for part-time study) will be available For further information, please contact Stuart Hodgson in
from September 2009 for students from the United the International Office (s.hodgson@adm.leeds.ac.uk )
Kingdom and students from European Union countries
other than Britain to undertake study for Masters’
degrees. Candidates will be required to obtain the
remainder of their funding from other sources. Completed
application forms should be returned to the Postgraduate
Scholarships Office.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 June
2009.

ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS
Endowed Scholarships for full-time study will cover
academic fees at the UK rate and a maintenance grant of
£8,000. Completed application forms should be returned
to the Postgraduate Scholarships Office. The closing date
for receipt of applications is 12 June 2009.

COLLECTION OF SMALL ENDOWED AWARDS


2 AWARDS AVAILABLE
Available for full-time Master’s programmes in the
Faculties of Arts, Business, Education, Social Sciences &
Law, and Performance, Visual Arts & Communications.

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SECTION 2

INTERNATIONAL
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS The closing date for entry in Session 2009-2010 is
The University of Leeds has a long history of welcoming 31 August 2008 with interviews for finalists in national
and providing scholarships for international students. capitals in December 2008.
Students wishing to come to Leeds are also encouraged
to investigate the opportunity of obtaining British COMMONWEALTH SHARED SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME
Chevening Scholarships, which are funded by the Foreign Up to seven scholarships are available to students from
and Commonwealth Office and administered by the developing Commonwealth countries to undertake a
British Council. Further information is available from the one-year taught Master’s programme of study at the
following website: http://www.chevening.com University of Leeds in a subject related to the economic,
social or technological development of the student’s
The scholarships are very competitive and it is important
home country. The scholarships, which are funded jointly
to make enquiries and apply to all possible sources at
by the Department for International Development and
an early stage in your application for study. Students are
the University of Leeds, provide maintenance and other
strongly advised to secure funding before they arrive in
allowances, payment of tuition fees and travel to and from
the UK.
the UK.
If funds cannot be raised, it is advisable to defer entry
Completed application forms should be returned to the
until funds are secured. It is virtually impossible to raise
Postgraduate Scholarships Office. The closing date for
funds once in the UK.
receipt of applications will be on 1 April 2009. Please
check the scholarships website for a list of participating
FULL SCHOLARSHIPS
Schools.

BEIT TRUST – FCO CHEVENING - KULIKA CHARITABLE TRUST – FCO CHEVENING


UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS SCHOLARSHIPS UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS SCHOLARSHIPS (UGANDA)
The scholarships currently provide six awards and are Up to three postgraduate Scholarships are available to
open to students domiciled in Malawi, Zambia and Ugandan nationals living in Uganda wishing to undertake
Zimbabwe to undertake a one-year taught Master’s a one-year taught Master’s programme of study in the
programme in any School of the University. They are areas of Engineering, Environment, Finance (not MBA),
available for the majority of the one-year full-time Communications Studies, Development Studies and
taught Masters’ programmes of study offered within Education.
the University (but MBAs are infrequently considered).
Applicants must already hold a degree of equivalent Applicants must hold at least an upper second class
standard to a good UK upper second class honours degree from a Ugandan institution or a degree of
degree. The award covers maintenance and other equivalent standard to a UK upper second class honours
allowances, payment of tuition fees, and travel to and degree and should normally have 3 years’ relevant work
from the UK. experience. Applicants should usually be under 36
years of age. The award covers maintenance and other
The applications procedure for Zambian candidates is allowances, payment of tuition fees, travel to and from the
handled by: UK. The applications procedure is being handled by the
The Beit Trust, Beit House, Grove Road, Woking, Surrey British Council in Uganda (Rwenzori Courts, Plot 2 & 4a
GU21 5JB email: scholarships@beittrust.org.uk Nakasero Road, PO Box 7070, Kampala, Uganda) and
enquiries may be addressed to them.
Applications from Malawian and Zimbabwean candidates
are handled by: Applications for September 2009 should be received by
the British Council in Kampala by 14 December 2008.
The Beit Trust, PO Box CH76, Chisipite Harare,
Zimbabwe email: Beitrust@africaonline.co.zw

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“Factors that motivated my decision include the fact Leeds forms part of
the Russell group (the top 10 universities in the UK). Leeds has earned a
good reputation in academic excellence and is internationally accredited.”
Alisa Amupolo, Canon Collins Trust - FCO Chevening - University of Leeds Scholarship
Institute of Communication Studies, MA International Communications

OPEN SOCIETY INSTITUTE – FCO CHEVENING PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS


– UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS.
A number of scholarships are available for students from INTERNATIONAL FEE BURSARIES - VIETNAM
Lebanon, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan for study on specific The University of Leeds is offering fee bursaries to
one-year taught Masters’ programmes of study offered students wishing to undertake specific taught Masters’
within the University. Applicants must already hold a courses for 2009/2010. These are available to students
degree of equivalent standard to at least a UK upper from Vietnam. Applications should be addressed in letter
second class honours degree as well as a stated level in format to the relevant School listed below, clearly stating
English language. The award covers maintenance and that you wish to be considered for this scholarship and
other allowances, payment of tuition fees, and travel should include the following: postgraduate taught study
to and from the UK. These scholarships are subject to application form, references, full academic transcripts
confirmation of funding and will be advertised on and details of English Language qualifications. Closing
http://scholarships.leeds.ac.uk once confirmed. date Friday 29 May 2009.

SHELL CENTENARY SCHOLARSHIPS & SHELL 4 AWARDS AVAILABLE


CENTENARY CHEVENING SCHOLARSHIPS
Up to two Shell Centenary Scholarships and up to 1 Full Fee Bursary in the School of Computing:
four Shell Centenary Chevening Scholarships are • MSc Cognitive Systems;
available for students studying selected courses in the
• MSc Computing and Management.
Schools of Earth and Environment, Civil Engineering,
Centre for Combustion and Energy Studies, Centre for
1 Full Fee Bursary in the School of Politics and
Computational Fluid Dynamics, Design, Geography,
International Studies:
Mechanical Engineering, Process, Environmental and
Materials Engineering and Electronic and Electrical • MA Development Studies;
Engineering. Information on the eligible courses and
• MA International Political Economy;
nationalities is in the application pack available from the
Postgraduate Scholarships Office and from the webpage • MA International Studies;
• MA Politics of International Resources and Development.
(http://www.leeds.ac.uk/rds/postgraduate_scholarships/
shell-info.htm)
2 Full Fee Bursaries in the Leeds University Business
The award covers maintenance and other allowances, School:
payment of tuition fees, and travel to and from the
• MA Economics;
UK. The closing date for receipt of applications in the
Postgraduate Scholarships Office is 1 March 2009. • MA Economics and Finance;
• MA Accounting and Finance;
• MA Human Resource Management;
• MSc International Finance;
• MSc Banking & Finance.
Further details and a taught postgraduate application
form may be obtained from the International Office,
University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK.
Tel: +44 (0) 113 343 3500, Fax: +44 (0) 113 343 4056,
email: p.a.davy@adm.leeds.ac.uk

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POSTGRADUATE MASTERSHIP SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS
SECTION 2

ABBEY SANTANDER AND UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS


POSTGRADUATE (LATIN AMERICA) SCHOLARSHIPS
Three full international fee scholarships are available
for candidates from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia,
Mexico, Puerto Rico, Uruguay and Venezuela undertaking
taught postgraduate study or Masters by Research (1 year
full time) in a range of subjects.
There is no separate application form for these
scholarships and all eligible applicants will be
automatically considered. The closing date will be
announced on our website at
http://scholarships.leeds.ac.uk
For further information, please contact Stuart Hodgson in
the International Office (s.hodgson@adm.leeds.ac.uk )

TETLEY & LUPTON SCHOLARSHIPS


Up to nine awards of between £4,000 and £5,200 will
be made available to international students who are
commencing taught postgraduate study in any Faculty
in session 2009-2010. These one-year awards are given
towards the cost of academic fees for candidates liable
to pay tuition fees at the ‘full-cost’ rate for international
students. Students should be aware that they will need to
raise funds for their maintenance and the remainder of
their academic fees. Applicants will be required to hold a
UK First Class Honours degree or equivalent. The closing
date for applications in the Postgraduate Scholarships
Office is 1 March 2009.

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SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR TAUGHT POSTGRADUATE STUDY

Award Available To
School/Department UK/EU International Contact information
Students Students
Graduate School,
Faculty of Biological Sciences ✓ ✓ fbsgrad@leeds.ac.uk
Penny Moon (MBA),
mba@lubs.leeds.ac.uk
Leeds University Business School ✓ ✓ Susan Waterson (MA),
s.waterson@lubs.leeds.ac.uk
Laura Vayro,
School of Chemistry ✓ ✓ chembio@leeds.ac.uk
Dr Peter Rhodes,
Colour Science ✓ p.a.rhodes@leeds.ac.uk
Postgraduate Admissions,
School of Civil Engineering ✓ ✓ pgcivil@leeds.ac.uk
Christine Bailey,
Institute of Communications Studies ✓ ✓ c.bailey@leeds.ac.uk
Postgraduate Admissions,
School of Computing ✓ ✓ pgadmit@comp.leeds.ac.uk
Shareen Kininmonth,
School of Earth and Environment ✓ ✓ apply-masters@see.leeds.ac.uk
Dr Richard Badger,
School of Education ✓ ✓ courses@education.leeds.ac.uk
School of Electronic and Postgraduate Admissions,
Electrical Engineering ✓ ✓ electronics@leeds.ac.uk
Clare Lewis,
School of English ✓ ✓ postgrad-english@leeds.ac.uk
Nicola Bhuller,
Procter Department of Food Science ✓ n.bhuller@food.leeds.ac.uk
Trevor Gorringe,
School of Geography ✓ ✓ t.gorringe@leeds.ac.uk
Maria Di Stefano,
School of History ✓ ✓ historypg@leeds.ac.uk
Postgraduate Admissions,
School of Law ✓ ✓ lawpgadm@leeds.ac.uk
Postgraduate Admissions,
School of Mechanical Engineering ✓ ✓ pg-admissions@mech-eng.leeds.ac.uk
Alison Martin,
Institute for Medieval Studies ✓ ✓ medieval@leeds.ac.uk
School of Modern Languages Helen Dray,
and Cultures ✓ ✓ smlcpg@leeds.ac.uk
Jane Richardson,
Performance and Cultural Industries ✓ ✓ j.e.richardson@leeds.ac.uk
Jenneke Stevens,
School of Philosophy ✓ ✓ j.m.stevens@leeds.ac.uk
School of Politics and Maura Crosland,
International Studies ✓ ✓ m.crosland@leeds.ac.uk
School of Process, Environmental Postgraduate Admissions,
and Materials Engineering ✓ ✓ tpgspemeadmissions@leeds.ac.uk
Louise Gill,
Institute of Psychological Sciences ✓ ✓ j.l.gill@leeds.ac.uk
Self Organising Molecular Carol Walder,
Systems Centre ✓ ✓ c.a.walder@leeds.ac.uk
Debbie Westmoreland,
School of Sociology and Social Policy ✓ ✓ d.westmoreland@leeds.ac.uk
School of Theology and Jill Killington,
Religious Studies ✓ ✓ j.killington@leeds.ac.uk
Callissa Brent,
Institute for Transport Studies ✓ courses@its.leeds.ac.uk

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Section 3
Other Funding

UK/EU Other awards may be obtained from charities, for


example, women from Yorkshire may be interested in:
OTHER FINANCIAL LEARNING SUPPORT
THE YORKSHIRE LADIES COUNCIL OF
For information on financial assistance to support your EDUCATION AWARDS FUND
learning, please contact 0800 100 900 or visit
The Yorkshire Ladies' Council of Education has a
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/EducationAndLearning/ tradition of services to and for women. The Council offers
AdultLearning/DG_96 educational awards towards fees only to British women
aged 21 or over who have been offered a place at a
ACCESS TO LEARNING FUND British educational institution and do not qualify for LEA
Funds are available for full-time and part-time UK support. The awards are usually between £100 and £500.
students in financial hardship. Application forms can be obtained from the Secretary,
Further details and application forms are available YLCE, 11 Park Crescent, Leeds, LS8 1DH or downloaded
from Student Advice Centre, Leeds University Union, from the website http://www.ylce.org.uk These awards
PO Box 157, Leeds, LS1 1UH. are subject to confirmation of funding from the Yorkshire
Telephone: 0113 380 1300. Ladies Council of Education.
Email: advice@luu.leeds.ac.uk
LEVERHULME TRADE CHARITIES TRUST
Completed applications should be returned to
Financial Aid, Central Student Administration, Postgraduate bursaries are available to support eligible
University of Leeds, LS2 9JT. students in financial hardship studying for a postgraduate
Telephone: 0113 343 2007. qualification. Details and eligibility criteria can be found
Email: financialaid@leeds.ac.uk on the Trust’s website www.leverhulme-trade.org.uk

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“I found out about the scholarship opportunities at Leeds from a friend
who had studied here on the British Chevening scholarship a couple of
years back. I then went on to check out the scholarship website of the
University which contained very detailed and helpful information on the
opportunities available.”
Monisola Okoro, Shell Centenary - University of Leeds Scholarship
School of Earth and Environment, MSc Geochemistry

INTERNATIONAL CANON COLLINS TRUST SCHOLARSHIPS


The Canon Collins Trust provides scholarships to students
GENERAL from South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland,
Some international agencies, such as UNESCO and WHO Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Angola and
operate funding schemes for international students. Mozambique for study on specific one-year taught Masters’
Students are advised to contact their own government’s programmes of study. Enquiries should be made to
Ministry of Education for information. info@canoncollins.org.uk
Study Abroad information, including funding advice, is
also provided by UNESCO at COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIPS &
FELLOWSHIPS PLAN
http://www.unesco.org/education/studyingabroad/ Scholarships, including payment of tuition fees, are
made available to students from Commonwealth
BRITISH COUNCIL AWARDS countries. Students must apply well in advance through
British Council awards and scholarships are available the Commonwealth Scholarship Agency in their country
to certain international students. Details of the award of permanent residence, which is usually based in the
schemes should be obtained from the British Council’s Department of Education of the country concerned
representative in the candidate’s own country. Please see (preliminary enquiries should be made well in advance of
http://www.britishcouncil.org/ for further information. proposed study).
http://www.cscuk.org.uk/

FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE AWARDS


Awards varying in value are offered to international
students through a number of different schemes. There
are special schemes for students from certain overseas
countries, such as the Chevening Scholarship Scheme.
These Scholarships cover academic fees, maintenance
costs together with return flights to the UK. Details
are available from the British Council Offices in the
candidate’s own country. Information may also be found at
http://www.chevening.com

FORD FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL


FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME
Scholarships are available for graduate-level study leading
to a masters or doctoral degree for individuals from
countries and territories in Asia, Africa, the Middle East,
Latin America, and Russia. Information can be found at
http://www.fordifp.net/

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OTHER FUNDING
SECTION 3

MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIPS US FULBRIGHT AWARDS


Open to US citizens under 26 years of age who are The Fulbright Postgraduate Awards are aimed at US
graduates of US universities wishing to undertake study citizens wishing to study in the UK in any subject and
in any subject leading to a postgraduate degree. The provide tuition and maintenance for the first year of study.
closing date for applications to be with the Marshall Aid Further details can be found on the following webpage:
Commemoration Commission is 2 October 2008. Further
http://www.fulbright.co.uk/awards/us/index.html
information is available at
http://www.marshallscholarship.org OTHER USEFUL LINKS
A guide to sources of funding for international students
SALLIE MAE EDUCATION LOANS can be downloaded from the British Council website
Sallie Mae offer loans to US students studying abroad for
http://www.britishcouncil.org/eduk-sources-of-funding-
short-term and full-time programmes. Further information
2007-08.pdf
is available from:
From the US toll-free: 877-4566221
From the UK free phone: 00800 2671 2671
Email: askinternational@salliemae.com
Website: www.salliemae.com/international

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If you are unable to access the Postgraduate Scholarships website, please complete the form below and we will send you further
details and application forms (if available) according to the information you have provided. Where application forms are not yet
available, we will add your details to our mailing list to receive the forms as soon as possible.

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Level of Study of intended


programme at the University of
Leeds (taught postgraduate/research
postgraduate):

Areas of interest (see inside cover


for list of Faculties and Schools):

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applied/wish to apply, if known:

If you would like to receive information


or application forms for a specific
scholarship offered at the University
of Leeds, please indicate the name of
the scholarship and the relevant page
number of the booklet:

Please return this form to: The Postgraduate Scholarships Office, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

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inaccuracies contained within it. Where circumstances change outside of the reasonable control of the University, the University reserves the right to change or cancel parts of,
or entire, programmes of study or services at any time without liability, even after students have registered at the University. Where students have registered at the University,
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The University’s contract with its students does not confer third party benefits for the purposes of the Contract (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.
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