Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Performance and Cultural Industries



We offer a number of scholarship opportunities to support and reward students from around the world. If you are a UK student you may be able to receive government support to help towards your tuition fees and living costs.

Alumni Bursary

If you are a former student of the University of Leeds you may be eligible for a 10% alumni tuition fee bursary.


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 Arts, Humanities and Cultures. 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 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.


No deadline – automatic.


You must be a former University of Leeds student.

Further information

To find out more visit the Alumni bursary web page.

Year of entry


Internal or external

Internal (funded by the University of Leeds)

Leeds Masters Scholarships Scheme

If you are applying for a postgraduate course for 2018 you may be eligible to apply for our £5,000 Leeds Masters Scholarships.

The aim of the scholarship is to encourage students from under-represented groups to embark on a postgraduate qualification. The job market is becoming progressively more competitive, and a postgraduate qualification will help set you apart and help you take advantage of potential career opportunities.

The Scholarships are funded by the generous donations from our alumni through the University of Leeds Footsteps Fund.

Keep an eye on the 2018 Leeds Masters Scholarship page in Autumn/ Winter 2017.

£5,000 paid in cash instalments when you are registered on your course (and we have verified this).

It is your responsibility to make arrangements to pay your fees to enable you to register on your course.

Then, if you are awarded a Leeds Masters Scholarship, it would be paid to you in cash instalments when you are registered on your course (and we have verified this).

To be eligible to apply for the scholarship you must meet certain criteria. Details of this criteria will be added to this page in due course.

How to apply
The scholarships are highly competitive and just meeting the criteria will not guarantee you an award.

If you have any questions about the Leeds Masters Scholarships for 2018 entry, please contact the Leeds Masters Scholarships Team at pg-fsp@leeds.ac.uk or on 0113 343 7654 during office hours.

Browse our scholarships database to see other scholarships and bursaries that may be available for postgraduate study.

2018-19 School Scholarships

For the forthcoming academic year, 2018-19, the School is offering four (4) scholarships, one for each of the Masters programmes, to International and Home/EU students – each equivalent to 100% of student fees at Home/EU rate.  These awards are available for the academic year 2018-19 full-time, or spread across 2018/19 and 2019/20 part-time.

Anyone wishing to study with us next year is eligible to apply for a scholarship. This includes students who have already been offered a place, as well as those with applications pending or yet to apply. The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic, creative and/or relevant professional merit. The awards will be made on the strength of the Masters application form plus a 300 word personal statement.

The personal statement should address

  • Your reasons for wanting to study at the School of Performance and Cultural Industries and for the specific degree programme concerned
  • Your assessment of the specific skills you bring to the School. This could address your academic, creative and/or relevant professional accomplishments
  • Any aspirations you have for your proposed period of study with us

Anyone wishing to apply for the scholarship should send their personal statement to Ms Jane Richardson at School of Performance and Cultural Industries, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT or by email to pcipg@leeds.ac.uk

The deadline for applications is Friday 1 June 2018.

Winning scholarship applications will be selected by a panel of Performance and Cultural Industries staff and will be notified by Friday 22 June 2018.

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