Leeds University Business School Accounting and Finance Department Scholarship

April 30, 2024
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About this Program

The Accounting and Finance Department invite applications from excellent candidates for five fully funded scholarship opportunities, starting in the 2024/25 academic year. These funded opportunities are incredibly competitive and therefore highly motivated, self-driven people who are passionate about research are urged to apply. Leeds University are looking to accept candidates who are able to fully commit to a challenging journey and who are aiming high for a successful future career, be that in academia or a career in industry. 


  • Candidates should ideally have a first-class or at least a good upper second-class undergraduate degree. 
  • Candidates should hold a British Masters degree (or equivalent degree from an overseas university) 
  • An equivalent professional qualification: 70 (or the equivalent at a non-UK institution) in the master’s degree. Or exceptional candidates with 65 and above will be also considered in an appropriate academic discipline. 
  • Appropriate academic disciplines include those directly related to the subject specialisms of the Business School or providing skill sets which are particularly relevant to the PhD research project.
  • IELTS (Academic): Overall score of at least 7.0 with no less than 6.0 in each section. 
  • TOEFL iBT: Overall test result of 95 with the following minimum scores required in each of these sections: Listening 19, Reading 20, Speaking 22, Writing 21.


For selected students:

  • A maintenance grant matching UKRI maintenance stipend (Currently £18,622 in 2023/24) 
  • UK tuition fees for three and a half years

Other Conditions

  • The award will be made for one year in the first instance and renewable for a further period of up to two and a half years, subject to satisfactory academic progress.
  • Applicants must not have already been awarded or be currently studying for a doctoral degree. 
  • Awards must be taken up by 1st October 2024. 
  • The awards are available for new Postgraduate Researchers undertaking full-time research study leading to the degree of PhD. 
  • Students who are already registered for PhD research study are excluded from applying. 
  • Applicants must live within a reasonable distance of the University of Leeds whilst in receipt of this Scholarship.

Required Documents

  • Research proposal
  • Certified copies of qualification certificates for all your higher education and professional qualifications.
  • Certified copies of academic transcripts for all your higher education qualifications.
  • English Language Certificate
  • Two References (from two people who have taught you at Masters (or Bachelors) level who are able to comment on your academic ability and suitability to study on the programme to which you are applying).

How to Apply

  • Stage 1: First apply for a research place of study by completing a study application form which will include all the required documents.(https://studentservices.leeds.ac.uk/pls/banprod/bwskalog_uol.P_DispLoginNon
  • Stage 2: Prior to being awarded a scholarship, applicants must attend two interviews and be assessed by at least four members of academic staff. The first round of interviews comprises members of the supervisory team. 

Application Period 

Application Deadline is on 31st May 2024.

For more information, You could go to the Official Website.


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