Fully Funded PhD Grants in Economics for International Students at University of Leeds, UK 2020

The University of Leeds is awarding two fully-funded PhD grants in Economics to UK/EU and international students.

The University of Leeds, established in 1874, is a public research university in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. The University of Leeds is part of the Russell Group of leading UK universities.


  • Application Deadline: March 8, 2020
  • Degree Level: PhD
  • Field: Economics
  • Place of Study: UK
  • Nationality: UK/EU and International students
  • Number of Scholarships: Up to 2
  • Mode of Study: Full-time


Country Eligibility: UK/EU and International students

To be qualified for the PhD program, you should hold a British Masters certificate (or proportionate degree from an abroad college) or an equal proficient capability, with a base normal score of 60 percent (or equal) and in a proper scholastic order.


Application Procedure:

  • In order to apply for this scholarship, you should first apply for a place on the PhD programme at Leeds University Business School.
  • You should then apply for the scholarship, using the student ID number you received after submitting your PhD application.
  • You must have submitted all the relevant documents in support of your PhD application by the scholarship closing date

Language Requirements: IELTS of 7.0 overall, with at least 6.0 in each component (reading, writing, listening and speaking) or equivalent.

Funding Details: Two full-time PhD grants are being offered as follows:

  • One full-time PhD grant for one UK/EU up-and-comer covering a support stipend and UK/EU education costs for a long time, subject to acceptable advancement.
  • One full-time PhD grant for one universal competitor covering a support stipend and worldwide education costs for a long time, subject to agreeable advancement.

Support stipends are paid at the UK Research Council rate (£15,009 in 2019/20, the rate is audited every year).


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