Postgraduate Research Excellence Scholarship

This scholarship covers full fees and a contribution of £12,000 towards maintenance for new UK/EU research students undertaking full-time (3 year) or part-time (5 years) study leading to the degree of PhD in the School of Politics and International Studies, starting in October 2019.

Please note, this is a competitive studentship that will be awarded based on academic excellence and the successful applicant will be selected from one of the following areas listed below:

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.
  • 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.
  • Scholarships cannot be deferred to a later year.
  • Applicants must live within a reasonable distance of the University of Leeds whilst in receipt of this Scholarship.

Entry requirements

Candidates should hold a 2:1 first degree or equivalent and a merit or higher Masters degree (or expected grade if not yet completed).

How to apply

Download an application form and return your completed application to by the closing date.

How to apply (email)