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Scholarships and funding


Scholarships and funding for UK/EU students

Funded PhD Project Studentships
These studentships are attached to a specific research project and normally pay tuition fees and a stipend for living expenses.
Subject area
This studentship is relevant to the following area...
Project title
Architectures and protocols aiming to reduce power consumption of ICT networks Electronic and Electrical
Modelling of Seed Coating by Discrete Elements Method

Chemical and Process

Chemical science and engineering of dissolution of rare-earth oxides supported by the Natural & Environment Research Council Chemical and Process

University Research Scholarships
2 fully funded scholarships available for UK and EU students who are commencing postgraduate research study in the Faculty of Engineering. The award will cover academic fees and a maintenance grant (£14,057 rate for Session 2015/16) for full-time study, part-time will be pro-rata. Closing date: Friday 11 March. Click here for details on how to apply.

Leeds Anniversary Research Scholarships (LARS)
10 fully funded PhD scholarships are available in the Faculty of Engineering. These scholarships are open to all students and will cover academic fees as well as a maintenance grant matching the Research Council UK rate (£14,057 for session 2015/16).

First round deadline: Friday 15 January 2016
Second round deadline: there will be a second round of funding from April 2016 when another 5 scholarships will become available. More details coming soon...

Applicants can choose from the range of studentships listed below:

Project title
Civil Engineering
Autonomous maintenance of infrastructure – implications for infrastructure regulation and operation
Smart retrofit of historical neighbourhood
New Coupled Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical-Chemical Model for Nuclear Waste Disposal
The effect of modularisation on energy infrastructures
Impact of climate change on the deterioration of historic infrastructure
Chemical and Process Engineering
Flow Assurance: The Asphaltene Problem
Nanostructural Characterisation  of Thin Film Magnetic Materials
Multi-Scale Modelling and Simulation for Energy-Related Engineering Applications
Non-invasive photonic multiple sensor for Diabetes and Cardiovascular Diseases
Advanced integrated optics with femtosecond laser plasma processing for optical communication
Multi-Robot Manipulation Planning for Manufacturing Operations
Solving and proof complexity of quantified Boolean formulas
Monads and Combinators for High-Level Resource-Aware Programming 
Optimal algorithms for elastic fibre networks
Development of a surgical planning tool to predict three-dimensional facial appearance of patients with facial deformities following surgery
Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Electronic Biosensors
Microwave communications and wireless power transfer for mobile robotics
Terahertz quantum cascade lasers
Big Data and Internet of Things Architecture and Protocols
Modelling of Smart Grid Systems
Mechanical Engineering
Surface Design Approach against Fretting-Corrosion Degradation of Automotive Electrical Connectors
Liquid infused surfaces for oil and gas applications
Fabrication of Next-Generation Soft Popup Robotics
Markerless Assessment of Posture
Engineering Soft Surfaces

Centres for Doctoral Training
Our Centres for Doctoral Training aim to train tomorrow's leading researchers to address engineering and science related problems for the benefit of society. They offer 4 year funded integrated PhD studentships across a range of subjects.

Doctoral Training Grants/Partnerships
These prestigious awards are made by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

Awards available within...
School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering Open until filled

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

University of Leeds
The University's postgraduate scholarships website gives you access to a searchable database of all University postgraduate research funding opportunities at Leeds. You can search according to your nationality, subject and by area of study.

New UK government postgraduate loans scheme
The UK government has recently announced plans for a postgraduate loans scheme for UK students providing up to £10,000 a year for postgraduate study.