Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Law

Funding for taught postgraduate programmes

In this Section:

Chevening Scholarships

Available for 2017 entry

This year, the University of Leeds is co-funding a number of Chevening Awards available to international applicants who wish to study one of these specific programmes:

The University of Leeds welcomes applications from all Chevening eligible countries. 

Closing date: 8 November

Find out more about the Chevening Scholarships

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.

Liberty Scholarships

The School of Law offers a number of Liberty Scholarships to UK/EU and international students of high academic quality who start a postgraduate taught programme.

These scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic performance in your undergraduate degree.

A Liberty Scholarship will not be awarded in addition to any other scholarship except a University of Leeds Alumni Bursary.

Eligibility

To be eligible for a scholarship, you must meet the following entry criteria.

  • Be classified as an UK/EU or international student for tuition fee purposes.
  • You must hold an offer of a place to study and begin your postgraduate taught Masters programme.
  • You must have strong academic results from your undergraduate degree.

Conditions of the award

  • Receipt of the scholarship is conditional upon you commencing your period of study by registering no later than 1st October in the academic year for which the award is offered.
  • Scholarships cannot be deferred to a later year.
  • If you are successful you must confirm acceptance of your offer of a place on a Masters programme and the scholarship award within two weeks of notification of the award otherwise the scholarship will be awarded to another applicant.

To apply for a Liberty Scholarship

You must submit a statement of 500 words to lawpgadm@leeds.ac.uk by the closing date, which should address the following:

  • Why you chose to study this particular programme at Leeds, and what skills and attributes you hope to develop during your study here.
  • How you anticipate the completion of your degree, as a Liberty Scholar, will benefit the community to which you hope to contribute.

The final decision on the award of a Liberty Scholarship will be that of the appointed award panel. Successful applicants will be notified at the beginning of August before they course begins.

Closing date - 17 July 2017

Canadian LLB2 Merit Scholarship

This is a partial fee scholarship which can be used on the LLB Graduate Programme offered by the School of Law, starting in September 2017.

The scholarship is awarded based on academic achievement. Candidates must have at least a GPA 3.5/4.0 in their undergraduate degree.

You will automatically be considered for this scholarship if:

  • You are a Canadian national or permanently reside in Canada
  • You achieve at least a GPA 3.5/4.0 in your undergraduate degree

Conditions of the award

  • You must not already holding another award which covers the payment of tuition fees in full or part, with the exception of the Alumni Bursary.
  • Not open to those who have already been awarded a doctoral degree or equivalent.
  • Receipt of the scholarship is conditional upon you commencing your period of study by registering no later than 1st October in the academic year for which the award is offered.

The scholarships will be awarded automatically to those who meet the criteria. There is no need to complete an application form.

British Council GREAT Scholarship Scheme

This is a partial fee scholarship of £5,000 which can be used on any full-time Masters programme offered by the School of Law, starting in September 2017.

In order to be eligible for this scholarship you must be an Indian national or be permanently domiciled in India. You must also hold a first class law degree from an Indian University.

Conditions of the award

  • It is not open to individuals who are already holding another award which covers the payment of tuition fees in full or part, with the exception of the Alumni Bursary.
  • It is not open to individuals who have already been awarded a doctoral degree or equivalent.
  • Receipt of the scholarship is conditional upon you commencing your period of study by registering no later than 1st October in the academic year for which the award is offered.

How to apply

Candidates must submit a statement of 500 words to lawpgadm@leeds.ac.uk by the 17 July 2017, which should address the following:

  • Why you chose to study this particular programme at Leeds, and what skills and attributes you hope to develop during your study here.
  • How you anticipate the completion of your degree, as a GREAT Scholar, will benefit the community to which you hope to contribute.

Closing date: 17 July 2017

For further information please visit the British Council website here.

For full details on funding available, please see the University's Information on Scholarships for UK, EC and International Students.

If you seek funding, it is advisable to make preliminary enquiries in plenty of time before the proposed commencement of study to ensure you meet the closing dates for award applications.

Alumni Bursary

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.

Find out more about the Alumni Bursary

University scholarships

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

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Disability Rights Scholarship Program

The School are pleased to welcome students who have been offered an LLM scholarship under the Disability Rights Scholarship Program. This is offered by the Open Society Foundations, and is jointly funded by the University of Leeds. This award is open to those from eligible countries who have an interest in disability rights.

More information and details for applications can be found on the Open Society Foundations’ website.

ESRC Studentships

The School is pleased to offer a number of research degree studentships as part of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership (WRDTP).

The WRDTP is one of 14 new Doctoral Training Partnerships to be accredited by the ESRC in recognition of the high quality training and development it offers researchers across a broad range of subjects. A number of Open Competition Pathway PhD studentship awards are available, enabling successful applicants to commence their studies at the University of Leeds in October 2017. These are very prestigious, fully-funded studentships and will be awarded on academic merit.

Studentship applications are invited within the following broad areas:

  1. Cities, Environment, and Liveability
  2. Security, Conflict, and Justice
  3. Education, Childhood, and Youth
  4. Data, Communication, and New Technologies
  5. Wellbeing, Health, and Communities
  6. Sustainable Growth, Management, and Economic Productivity
  7. Civil Society, Development, and Democracy

In addition to these Pathway studentship awards, we welcome applications for Advanced Quantitative Methods (AQM) studentships from applicants who expect to use AQM in their research project and for Cross-Research Council studentships, available for applicants whose research project will transcend the intellectual disciplinary boundaries of the UK Government’s Research Councils.

The awards

All awards are available as either three year PhD (+3) or four year MA + PhD (1+3) studentships, depending on the level of research training already achieved, on a full-time or part-time basis. Whilst these awards are in the main only available to nationals from the UK and EU, a small number of AQM awards are open to applicants paying fees at the international rate.

Full awards (for eligible candidates) provide fees and maintenance at standard Research Council rates (£14,296 in Session 2016/17). EU applicants are normally eligible for a fees only award, unless they have been resident in the UK for a full 3 years immediately preceding the start date of the award. AQM awards include an enhanced stipend of £3,000 per annum for full-time PhD study.

Timescales and how to apply

Candidates for these studentships must firstly apply online for a postgraduate research programme in the School and be in possession of a Student ID Number in order to be eligible and then apply separately for a studentship award.

Full details about these studentships, including eligibility, regulations and how to apply can be found in this information sheet.

Research programme application deadline: 18 January 2017
Studentship application deadline: 1 February 2017

New Postgraduate Loan for UK/EU students

UK and EU students may be able to apply for a UK government-backed loan of up to £10,000 to fund a Masters degree.

Loans are available to both full-time and part-time students.

Applications for the loans opened Summer 2016, and are made through the Student Loans Company.

Find out more about the Postgraduate Loan.

Other Forms of Funding

Postgrad Solutions Study Bursaries

Findamasters Study Bursaries

LLM Study Bursaries

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