School of Earth and Environment

Scholarships 2018-19

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 eligible for a government loan to help towards your tuition fees and living costs.

Masters – UK/EU - Sustainability Research Institute Scholarship

Summary: You can apply for this Scholarship, if you’re a UK/EU fee rated applicant who has been offered a place on any of the following masters degree courses, and can demonstrate the academic criteria listed below:

Value – what money is on offer: £5,000
Number of Scholarships available: 1
Who is eligible: Any UK/EU applicant who has been offered a place on any of the masters degree courses as outlined above, and who demonstrates academic excellence (2.1+ or equivalent), professional experience and/or voluntary experience can apply for this scholarship.
How to apply: Download the application form
Deadline: 31 May 2018
Conditions: You must be self-funding, full or part time, classified as UK/EU for tuition fee purposes and not in receipt of any other School of Earth and Environment award.
Year of entry: 2018-19
Internal or External: Internal (funded by the University of Leeds)

Masters – International - School of Earth and Environment International Excellence Scholarship

Summary: You can apply for this scholarship, if you’re an international fee rated applicant who has been offered a place on any masters degree courses within the School of Earth and Environment and can demonstrate the academic criteria listed below.
Value: £5,000
Number of scholarships available: 6
Who is eligible: Any international applicant who has been offered a place on any of the masters degree courses within the School of Earth and Environment, and who demonstrates academic excellence (2.1+ or equivalent), professional experience and/or voluntary experience can apply for this scholarship.
How to apply: Download the application form
Deadline: 30 April 2018
Conditions: You must be self-funding, full or part time, classified as international for tuition fee purposes and not in receipt of any other School of Earth and Environment award.
Year of entry: 2018-19
Internal or External: Internal (funded by the University of Leeds)

Masters - UK/EU/International - Sustainable Cities Scholarship

Summary: You can apply for this scholarship, if you have been offered a place on our Sustainable Cities MSc and demonstrate the academic criteria listed below.
Value: £4,000
Number of scholarships available: 3
Who is eligible: Any applicant who has been offered a place on our Sustainable Cities MSc and demonstrates academic excellence (2.1+ or equivalent), professional experience and/or voluntary experience, can apply for this scholarship.
How to apply: Download the application form
Deadline: 31 May 2018
Conditions: You must be self-funding, full time, and not in receipt of any other School of Earth and Environment award.
Year of entry: 2018-19
Internal or External: Internal (funded by the University of Leeds)

Masters - UK/EU/International – Climate Scholarship

Summary: You can apply for this scholarship, if you have been offered a place on our Climate Change and Environmental Policy MSc or our Climate and Atmospheric Science MRes and demonstrate the academic criteria listed below.
Value: £5,000
Number of scholarships available: 1
Who is eligible: Any applicant who has been offered a place on our Climate Change and Environmental Policy MSc or our Climate and Atmospheric Science MRes and demonstrates academic excellence (2.1+ or equivalent), professional experience and/or voluntary experience, can apply for this scholarship.
How to apply: Download the application form
Deadline: 31 May 2018
Conditions: You must be self-funding, full time, and not in receipt of any other School of Earth and Environment award.
Year of entry: 2018-19
Internal or External: Internal (funded by the University of Leeds) 

Masters - UK/EU/International - Alumni Bursary

Summary: This bursary is for you if you’re a former student of the University of Leeds studying for a postgraduate qualification in the School of Earth and Environment. Courses that are run in conjunction with other universities are excluded from the Bursary.
Value: 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.
Deadline: No deadline – automatic.
Conditions: You must be a former University of Leeds student.
Further Information: Find out more about our Alumni Bursary 
Year of entry: 2018-19
Internal or External: Internal (funded by the University of Leeds)

Industry Scholarships

Industry Scholarships - Thanks to our long history of turning out well qualified and highly employable graduates, the School attracts a number of companies offering scholarships for UK/EU students undertaking one of the following MSc programmes; 

  • MSc Exploration Geophysics
  • MSc Structural Geology with Geophysics
  • MSc Engineering Geology

Other funding

All Masters programmes
For more information about available awards use the University Scholarships search engine.

External funding

UK/EU student funding

Sustainability students:

  • If you are also considering undertaking a PhD, you may be eligible for UK Research Council funding under the 1+3 ESRC scheme. The 1+3 awards provided through ESRC fund one-year research-training Masters followed by a 3-year PhD research programme of study (for part-time students, this equates to a 2-year part-time research-training Masters with a 5-year part-time PhD). Visit the SRI Research website for more details. 

MSc Exploration Geophysics and MSc Structural Geology with Geophysics students:

  • Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain (PESGB)
  • The David Marsden Alumnus Scholarship (fees only). You cannot apply directly for this scholarship. You will be automatically considered if you are holding a firm place on the MSc Exploration Geophysics programme and you are not in receipt of any other source of funding.  Funding has been provided by Dr David Marsden, an alumnus of the Master's course (1968-69) who went on to do a PhD here at Leeds, and has a highly successful career in the hydrocarbons industry.  The scholarship is ideal if you have qualifications and skills outside those of the 'typical' applicant and is aimed at anyone who would be passed over by the mainstream scholarship providers.  It includes a discretionary prize at the end of the course for a student achieving an overall Distinction grade.  

MSc Engineering Geology students:

  • Funding is available for professional development and re-training of Engineers in the UK.
  • Don Keeble Trust at Southern Testing. Bursaries may be available for UK candidates, selection criteria applies.

International student funding

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