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2019-20

This bursary is for you if you’re a former student of the University of Leeds studying for a postgraduate qualification in the Faculty of Biological Sciences. Courses that are run in conjunction with other universities are excluded from the Bursary.

  • Value - what money is on offer

    The University will pay 10% of the self-funded portion of your fees for each year of the course. If no fees are paid then no bursary is awarded.

  • Who is eligible

    This is an automatic bursary but you have to inform us and provide evidence that you’re a former student of the University of Leeds.

  • How to apply

    If you think you’re eligible, you need to contact the relevant admissions team for the course you have applied for.

  • Deadline

    No deadline - automatic.

  • Conditions

    You must be a former University of Leeds student.

  • Further information

    Find out more about our Alumni bursary.

  • Internal or external

    Internal (funded by the University of Leeds)

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This is an automatic scholarship awarded to the highest achieving applicants.

  • Value - what money is on offer

    Up to £1,000

  • Who is eligible

    This scholarship is available to UK/EU-rated, fee-paying students who achieve A*AA at A-level (A2) or equivalent. The A* grade must be in one of the following science subjects: Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Maths or Physics. The two A grades must be in science or science-related subjects. Science subjects: Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Physics. Science- related subjects: PE, Geography, Use of Maths, Psychology, Statistics, Geology and Computing.

  • Deadline

    No deadline - automatic

  • Conditions

    - Commence a programme of study in the Faculty of Biological Sciences in September and be fully registered on 1 December 2019. - Be a UK or EU student paying tuition fees at the UK/EU rate. - Have achieved the academic excellence criteria in your previous studies at the first attempt.

  • How are the scholarships awarded?

    You will qualify automatically for the award of a scholarship if you meet the criteria above. You do not need to apply separately for a scholarship; your application through UCAS will enable us to consider you once you have confirmed us as your firm choice.

  • Internal or external

    Internal (funded by the University of Leeds)

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2019-20

This bursary is for you if you’re a former student of the University of Leeds studying for a postgraduate qualification in the Faculty of Biological Sciences. Courses that are run in conjunction with other universities are excluded from the Bursary.

  • Value - what money is on offer

    The University will pay 10% of the self-funded portion of your fees for each year of the course. If no fees are paid then no bursary is awarded

  • Who is eligible

    This is an automatic bursary but you have to inform us and provide evidence that you’re a former student of the University of Leeds.

  • How to apply

    If you think you’re eligible, you need to contact the relevant admissions team for the course you have applied for.

  • Deadline

    No deadline - automatic.

  • Conditions

    You must be a former University of Leeds student.

  • Further information
  • Internal or external

    Internal (funded by the University of Leeds)

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A number of scholarships will be available for eligible international students studying for a taught Master's programme in the Faculty of Biological Sciences.

  • Value - what money is on offer

    £2,000 towards academic fees.

  • Who is eligible

    This scholarship is awarded on condition of you achieving the equivalent of a UK upper second class degree. Applicants must be self-funding.

  • Deadline

    No deadline - automatic

  • How are the scholarships awarded?

    Automatic consideration of all offer holders.

  • Number of scholarships available

    Variable

  • Internal or external

    Internal (funded by the University of Leeds)

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The British Council has launched the second edition of its 70th Anniversary Scholarship programme for Indian Women to pursue a master’s programme in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) in the United Kingdom. The scholarship programme, valued at GBP 1 million, will fund full tuition for 70 Indian women to study a Master’s programme in STEM for the academic year 2019-20, enabling young women to access some of the worlds best universities in UK.

  • How to apply

    Interested students will need to submit their application for the scholarship through their chosen UK university.

    Step I:  Check your eligibility

    1. Do you plan to pursue a one year master’s programme in a STEM subject at a UK university in September 2019?
    2. Do you have an admit to a UK University offering the scholarship to pursue a STEM course of your choice? 
    3. Do you have excellent academic and extracurricular track record?
    4. Are you a woman with a valid Indian passport?

    Step II: Formal admission offer for a Master’s programme in a STEM subject at a UK university

    1. Contact your UK university’s international office or scholarship team 
    2. Confirm with the UK university if you will qualify for the British Council India 70th Anniversary Scholarships 2019-20 
    3. Request that you be nominated for the scholarship

    Step III: Post nomination by your UK university 

    1. Confirm with the UK university that your nomination is submitted
    2. You will be directed by the university to submit an application for the British Council India 70th Anniversary Scholarship 2019-2020 
    3. Submit a complete application before 31 January 2019
    4. Post submission, you will receive an email with the application details for your reference 
  • Deadline

    31 January 2019

  • Number of scholarships available

    70

  • Internal or external

    External (funded from outside the University)

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The Commonwealth Scholarship Scheme has allocated 8 awards to the University of Leeds for MSc Plant Science and Biotechnology. Commonwealth Shared Scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are aimed at those who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK.

  • Value - what money is on offer

    The award will cover full international fees, return airfare from your home country to the UK, and a warm clothing allowance as well as a dissertation allowance and other allowances. A further £13,008 per annum in Session 2018/19 (to be updated for Session 2019/20) will also be awarded.

  • How to apply

     

    Step I: Check your eligibility

    -Be a citizen of or be granted refugee status from an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected Person

    -Be permanently resident in an eligible Commonwealth Country

    -Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September 2019

    -By September 2019, hold a First Degree of at least Upper Second Class (2:1) standard, or a Second Class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree)

    -Applicants whose first language is not English must have already met the University’s English Language requirements by 7 March 2019. Some Schools require a standard of English higher than the University minimum. You should have a valid test result, which is normally no more than two years old by your official start date at the University of Leeds. Examples of an acceptable English Language Standard can be found at: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/projectleeds/info/123100/admissions/143/entry_requirements

    -Not have studied or worked for one (academic) year or more in a high income country

    -Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship

    Step II: Submit an application for MSc Plant Science and Biodiversity

    • Applicants MUST first apply to MSc Plant Science and Biotechnology and be in receipt of a Student Application ID to be eligible for a Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme Award. You will need to enter your Student Application ID on the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission online application system.

    Step III: Complete the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission application

    • Applicants MUST also complete the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission application form via their online application system (open on or after 12 January 2019) – please visit http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/eas/applicants/shared-scholarships/ for details on how to apply under the CSC online system. When asked to select the Nominating Agency, please enter the University of Leeds.

    Please note that, due to the large volume of applications, the Postgraduate Scholarships Office will not enter into any correspondence regarding the progress of an application until the outcome is known.

  • Deadline

    16:00 (UK time) 7 March 2019

  • Conditions

    Eligible courses: MSc Plant Science and Biotechnology. Eligible countries: Bangladesh, Cameroon, Ghana, Guyana, India, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu and Zambia.

  • How are the scholarships awarded?

    The School selects a shortlist of applicants who they wish to recommend for the award. The Group on Scholarships, Studentships and Prizes then meets to consider the shortlists and select the recommendations for awards and reserves, which is then sent to the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission for final approval. Applicants can expect to be notified of the outcome of their application by June 2019. The University will use the data provided in the application form for internal selection and statistical purposes and publish the names of the successful applicants within the University and externally on the University website.

  • Number of scholarships available

    8

  • Partner institute (name)

    The Scholarships are funded jointly with the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC), with funding from the Department for International Development (DfiD).

  • Partner institute (url)

    http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/

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This is an automatic scholarship awarded to the highest achieving applicants and will take the form of a tuition fee reduction.

  • Value - what money is on offer

    £5,000

  • Who is eligible

    High achieving A2 (A*AA), IB (37) and AP (555) students in their first year (subsequent years would be subject to achieving normally 70% overall mark) OR high achieving (equivalent to normally 85% overall). Foundation degree students in their first year (subsequent years would be subject to achieving normally 70% overall mark).

  • How to apply

    No deadline – automatic.

  • Deadline

    No deadline - automatic

  • Conditions

    Applicants must be self-funding, new to the University of Leeds, enter onto level 1 and classified as international for tuition fee purposes and not be in receipt of any other University of Leeds award. Students must achieve a yearly attainment percentage of 70%. The scholarship will be withheld in a year where a student fails to achieve 70%, but will be reinstated the following year if the student's performance recovers to 70% or over. £5,000 will be awarded per year of study. Students don’t receive the scholarship for the industrial placement year or study abroad year unless it’s incorporated within the programme. Self-funding students who successfully complete the International Foundation Year (IFY) at Leeds will also be eligible for this bursary. Those students who achieve this award will not then receive the International Science and Engineering Scholarships.

  • How are the scholarships awarded?

    This scholarship is awarded based on academic excellence to the highest achieving applicants and will take the form of a tuition fee reduction.

  • Number of scholarships available

    6

  • Internal or external

    Internal (funded by the University of Leeds)

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These scholarships are available for eligible international students studying for a taught Master's programme in the Faculty of Biological Sciences.

  • Value - what money is on offer

    The scholarships will provide a contribution of £5,000 towards academic fees.

  • Who is eligible

    This scholarship is awarded on condition of you achieving the equivalent of a UK first class degree. Applicants must be self-funding.

  • Deadline

    No deadline - automatic

  • How are the scholarships awarded?

    Automatic consideration of all offer holders.

  • Number of scholarships available

    3

  • Internal or external

    Internal (funded by the University of Leeds)

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The University of Leeds is delighted to offer two Indonesian passport holders the opportunity to apply for our merit based scholarship offered in conjunction with GREAT.

  • Value - what money is on offer

    The two successful candidates will each receive a scholarship worth £3,500 for each of the three years of their bachelor degree study. The total award will be worth £10,500 over three years. The scholarship will be deducted from the total fee payable for each year of academic study. The scholarship will not be offered during a placement year or study year abroad. The scholarship holder needs to satisfy academic attainment indicated in the terms and conditions.

  • Who is eligible

    Holders of an Indonesian passport who hold an offer at the University of Leeds.

  • How to apply

    Complete this application form and submit an essay explaining in no more than 500 words Why the University of Leeds should award you with a scholarship

  • Deadline

    Applications must be received by 23.59 on the 29th March 2019.

  • Conditions

    Applicants must be self-funding and not in receipt of other fee scholarships, new to the University of Leeds, enter onto Level 1 and classified as international for tuition fee purposes. You must not be in receipt of any other University of Leeds award. You must achieve a yearly attainment percentage of 60%. The scholarship will be withheld in a year if you fail to achieve 60%, but will be reinstated the following year if your performance recovers to 60% or over. Self-funding students who successfully complete the International Foundation Year (IFY) at Leeds will also be eligible for this bursary. The decision of the selection panel is final and no appeals will be considered.

  • How are the scholarships awarded?

    Candidates will be selected by our panel on the basis of: 1. Academic grades – The selection panel will look at previous academic performance and future predicted grades. 2. Essay – Explaining in no more than 500 words why the University of Leeds should award you with a scholarship

  • Number of scholarships available

    2

  • Internal or external

    Internal (funded by the University of Leeds)

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This scholarship is available to International students that meet the requirements of their offer and are able to demostrate an interest for their chosen subject i.e experience or achievements gained from education, sporting, volunteering or professional via supporting statement on the application form.

  • Value - what money is on offer

    £1,000 towards the cost of tuition. If you are in receipt of any other University of Leeds scholarship you are still eligible for this award.

  • Who is eligible

    All international applicants who have meet the academic entry requirements and have been offered a place on any of our Undergraduate or Postgraduate Taught Masters courses.

  • How to apply
    • Download the application
    • Applicants must complete all sections of the application form.
    • Applicants will be asked to supply a supporting statement as part of the application where you can demonstrate why you think you are a suitable candidate for this scholarship.
  • Conditions

    - Award of this scholarship is subject to the demonstration of academic excellence and work experience on the application form. - Hold either a conditional or unconditional offer for one of the Faculty of Biological Sciences Undergraduate or Postgraduate Taught Masters courses commencing in September 2019. - You must be self-funding, full time, classified as international for tuition fee purposes. - Applicants in receipt of any other University of Leeds scholarship are still eligible for this award.

  • How are the scholarships awarded?

    This scholarship is available to International students that meet the requirements of their offer and are able to demostrate an interest for their chosen subject i.e experience or achievements gained from education, sporting, volunteering or professional via supporting statement on the application form.

  • Number of scholarships available

    Variable

  • Internal or external

    Internal (funded by the University of Leeds)

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This scholarship is for any internationally rated applicant who has been offered a place on any of the undergraduate degree courses within the Faculty of Biological Sciences

  • Value - what money is on offer

    £2,000 per year of study.

  • Who is eligible

    This scholarship is available to international rated, fee paying applicant who has been offered a place on any of the undergraduate degree courses within the Faculty of Biological Sciences.

  • How to apply

    No deadline - automatic

  • Deadline

    No deadline - automatic

  • Conditions

    - Applicants must be self-funding, new to the University of Leeds, enter onto level 1 and classified as international for tuition fee purposes and not be in receipt of any other University of Leeds award. - Students must achieve a yearly attainment percentage of 60%. The scholarship will be withheld in a year where a student fails to achieve 60%, but will be reinstated the following year if the student's performance recovers to 60% or over. - £2,000 will be awarded per year of study. Students don’t receive the scholarship for the industrial placement year or study abroad year unless it’s incorporated within the programme. - Self-funding students who successfully complete the International Foundation Year (IFY) at Leeds will also be eligible for this bursary. - Students who receive the Deans scholarship will not be eligible for this award

  • How are the scholarships awarded?

    This is an automatic scholarship and will take the form of a tuition fee reduction.

  • Internal or external

    Internal (funded by the University of Leeds)

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Up to 3 Santander Scholarships will be available for international students who are nationals from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, USA or Uruguay for full-time taught Master's study in any Faculty in Session 2018/19.

  • Value - what money is on offer

    There are 3 awards available and the value of each award is £10,000.

  • Who is eligible

    To be eligible for a Santander Scholarships you must satisfy the criteria below: - Be starting a full-time postgraduate taught masters at the University of Leeds in 2019 - this can be in any subject - You must have already applied and hold an offer of a study place for entry in September 2019.

  • How to apply

    Please apply by filling out the information on this online form.

    The application form will require you to write a 200 word personal statement of why you have chosen the University of Leeds for your postgraduate study and how this award will help you. Remember, we will receive a lot of applications so please make sure your statement stands out. 

    As part of your application you must also specify if you have applied for any other scholarships or sources of funding, either from the University of Leeds or from external funding bodies (for example: Chevening, CONACYT, CONICYT, COLFUTURO etc). Please state if you have already been awarded the funding/ scholarship or if you are still awaiting the outcome of your application.

    Unfortunately, you cannot save your application and come back to it another time so please make sure you have prepared this information before starting your application. 

  • Deadline

    The deadline for applications is Sunday 19 May 2019. The results will be announced by the end of July 2019.

  • Conditions

    To be eligible to receive the scholarship students must be self funded and classed as overseas for fee paying purposes, plus be a national of, or permanently domiciled in one of the following countries: Argentina Brazil Chile Colombia Ecuador Mexico Peru Puerto Rico USA Uruguay Applicants cannot apply for the scholarship before being offered a study place at Leeds. The award cannot be combined with another scholarship or award.

  • Number of scholarships available

    3

  • Internal or external

    External (funded from outside the University)

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5 awards are available to international students who wish to undertake taught postgraduate study in session 2019/20. These awards will contribute up to £22,000 towards academic fees for candidates liable to pay fees at the full-cost rate for international students. They are available to new taught postgraduates only and are available for one year only.

  • Who is eligible

    Applicants MUST first apply for the relevant programme of study and be in receipt of a Student ID Number1/Application ID Number to be eligible for a Tetley & Lupton Scholarship. Applications without a valid ID Number will be rejected. To apply for a place on a taught postgraduate programme, please visit: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/101040/applying/86/how_to_apply_for_masters_courses To apply for a place on a research postgraduate programme please visit http://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/130206/applying/91/applying_for_research_degrees; • These awards are only available to applicants who would be liable to pay academic fees at the full international fee rate; • Applicants must normally hold a First Degree at undergraduate level equivalent to at least a UK First Class Honours degree and should be considered to be the ‘best of the best’ (eg, successful applicants are likely to be in the top 5% of their BSC/BA cohort). Applicants should either have graduated with the appropriate First Degree or be in their final year of study; • Applicants whose first language is not English must have already met the University’s English Language requirements by 1 February 2019. Some Schools require a standard of English higher than the University minimum. You should have a valid test result, which is normally no more than two years old by your official start date at the University of Leeds. Examples of an acceptable English Language Standard can be found at: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/projectleeds/info/123100/admissions/143/entry_requirements;

  • How to apply

    Once you are in receipt of your Student ID Number/Student Application ID Number please click on the following
    link: https://leeds.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/centrally-funded-masters-postgraduate-scholarships-2019 
    which will take you to the online application form.
    Please note that, due to the large volume of applications, the Postgraduate Scholarships Office will not enter into
    any correspondence regarding the progress of an application until the outcome is known.

  • Deadline

    1 February 2019

  • Number of scholarships available

    5

  • Internal or external

    External (funded from outside the University)

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