Head of School’s International Excellence Scholarship

Six partial-fee scholarships are available to international master’s students in the School of Politics and International Studies at the University of Leeds.

How are the scholarships awarded?

Decisions are based on academic merit and the quality of your scholarship supporting statement. Successful applicants will be notified of their scholarship offer by email within four weeks of the closing date. If you have not heard from us by this point unfortunately you have not been successful.

Full eligibility criteria

To be considered for the scholarship you must:

  • Hold a conditional or unconditional offer for a School of Politics and International Studies Taught Masters program for September 2022 entry.
  • Demonstrate an excellent previous academic track record.
  • Demonstrate the potential to contribute to the academic and cultural life of the School of Politics and International Studies.
  • Be classed as “international” for fee purposes.


  • If your scholarship application is successful you must confirm acceptance within two weeks of notification of the award.
  • You must commence your study with us by registering no later than 1 October in the academic year for which the award is offered.
  • Scholarship offers cannot be deferred.

Value: what money is on offer: Up to £4,000

Deadline: 31 May 2022

How to apply

Complete the application form with your details and supporting statement and submit it to the admissions team before the deadline.

Download an application form.

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