Funding and scholarships

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We have a range of scholarships on offer to help you with funding your masters study.

School of Design scholarships

Head of School Masters Scholarships

We offer a number of scholarships of up to £3,000 which are offered as a fee waiver in recognition of academic excellence. You can request an application form and more information from our postgraduate admissions team.

University scholarships and funding

Alumni bursary

If you are a former student of the University of Leeds you may be eligible for a 10% alumni tuition fee bursary. If you think you’re eligible, you need to contact the School’s admissions team.

Postgraduate Masters Loan

If you are a UK or EU national and plan to start a full-time, part-time or distance-learning taught or research Masters course, you may be able to apply for a government-backed loan.

Leeds Masters scholarship

The Leeds Masters Scholarships aim to encourage students from under-represented groups to embark on a postgraduate qualification. The Scholarships are funded by the generous donations from our alumni through the University of Leeds Footsteps Fund and are for UK students paying postgraduate tuition fees at the UK rate. 

Sanctuary Scholarships

We are pleased to offer scholarships for forced migrants to the UK. The Sanctuary Scholarship is open to people who wish to study any undergraduate, postgraduate or research degree. 

You can find out more about all our scholarship opportunties by visiting our scholarships page.

Haoran Liao MA Design

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The course is quite different because it welcome students from all disciplines and anyone who has design skills can apply for this course. I often meet students from other courses and when their point of view is different it can spark my inspiration.
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