Leeds Doctoral Scholarships



Project description

The School of Physics and Astronomy is accepting applications for the Leeds Doctoral Scholarships. These studentships are awarded on a competitive basis to the very best candidates in an open competition across the Faculty of Mathematics and Physical Sciences

To be considered for this award, you must first apply for a research degree:

  • Choose an existing project: browse through our competition funded project list to find a project which to match your research interests.
  • Start your own project: if you’d like to start your own research project, the first thing you’ll need to do is find a supervisor to discuss your idea. Your potential supervisor must be an expert in the topic you’re interested in to ensure that your research is accurate and adding to current knowledge. When you contact a potential supervisor, be prepared to discuss your area of research, proposed topic and research interests. 

Thinking of joining us?

Our School of Physics and Astronomy carries out internationally recognised research across five main research groups addressing a wide range of topics. We have an established reputation for delivering high quality research with over 90% of our research activity rated as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ by the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014).

Entry requirements

Applicants must have achieved at least a First Class (1) Honours degree or equivalent at undergraduate level in a relevant subject.

How to apply

To apply for this scholarship, you must submit two separate applications forms:

Stage 1 research degree application: First of all you, you must apply for a research degree online through the university's website. You will receive an acknowledgement email which will include your Student ID Number within 24 hours of submitting your application.

Stage 2 funding application (once you are in receipt of a Student ID Number): To be considered for a Leeds Doctoral Scholarships, you must apply online.

We welcome scholarship applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, but UK black and minority ethnic (BME) researchers are currently under-represented in our Postgraduate Research community, and we would therefore particularly encourage applications from UK BME candidates.  All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit.

If you require any further information please contact the Graduate School Office
e: maps.pgr.admissions@leeds.ac.uk.