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Fully funded Scholarship: Leeds University Business School Accounting and Finance Department Scholarship 2024/25 in the UK.

Key facts

Deadline: Friday 31 May 2024
Funding start date: Tuesday 1 October 2024
Number of funding places: 5
Country eligibility: International (open to all nationalities, including the UK)
Source of funding: University of Leeds

The Accounting and Finance Department invite applications from excellent candidates for five fully funded scholarship opportunities, starting in the 2024/25 academic year.

Our funded opportunities are incredibly competitive and therefore we are looking for highly motivated, self-driven people who are passionate about research.

We 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.

Our aim is to help stimulate your passion for your subject and push you to reach your potential.

For more information about our areas of research expertise and potential supervisors, please consult our website. 

Information about the Award 

  • We are offering 5 full-time PhD scholarships in the Department of Accounting and Finance for 5 UK/International candidates, covering a maintenance grant matching UKRI maintenance stipend (£19,237 in 2024/25) and UK tuition fees for three and a half years, subject to satisfactory progress.

Duration of the Award 

  • Full-time (3.5 years). 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;

Other Conditions 

  • 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.

Faculty information

Information about Leeds University Business School 

We are a leading, full-service business school, regularly world ranked by the Financial Times, QS and The Economist, and one of a small number of schools worldwide to be triple accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. We deliver undergraduate, masters, MBA, PhD, executive and professional education and online study, to over 5,000 students from around 100 countries.

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 deemed 90% of the Business School’s submitted research to be either ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ overall. The school is a faculty of the University of Leeds, one of the leading higher education institutions in the UK, ranked in the top 75 universities in the world (QS rankings 2024) and a member of the prestigious Russel Group of research-intensive UK universities.

Our teaching and research is organised around our six departments: Accounting and Finance; Economics; International Business; Management; Marketing and Work and Employment Relations. Much of our research involves cross-departmental, cross-university, cross-institutional and International collaborations organised through cross-disciplinary research centres. Our mission is to make an exceptional impact on business and society globally through leadership in research and teaching.

How to apply

Stage 1: First apply for a research place of study by completing a study application form. You will be expected to meet our eligibility criteria for PhD candidates, including the English Language requirements if your first language is not English.

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.

Exceptional applicants may be awarded an Accounting and Finance Department Scholarship before the application deadline.

If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the Faculty’s minumum English language requirements. 

As an international research-intensive university, we welcome students from all walks of life and from across the world. We foster an inclusive environment where all can flourish and prosper, and we are proud of our strong commitment to student education. Across all Faculties we are dedicated to diversifying our community and we welcome the unique contributions that individuals can bring, and particularly encourage applications from, but not limited to Black, Asian, people who belong to a minority ethnic community, people who identify as LGBT+ and people with disabilities. Applicants will always be selected based on merit and ability.

Entry requirements

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) or an equivalent professional qualification: 70 (or the equivalent at a non-UK institution) in the master’s degree, but 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 (accounting and finance, economics, international business, management, marketing and work and employment relations) or providing skill sets which are particularly relevant to the PhD research project (for example, social research methods, linguistics, mathematics, statistics, psychology, etc.).

English language requirements

The minimum English language entry requirement for the LUBS department is an IELTS of 7.0 overall with at least 6.0 in each component (reading, writing, listening and speaking) or equivalent. The test must be dated within two years of the start date of the course in order to be valid.

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Fully funded Scholarship: Leeds University Business School Accounting and Finance Department Scholarship 2024/25 in the UK.
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