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Leeds University Business School Accounting and Finance Department Scholarship 2023/24

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


Leeds University Business School Accounting and Finance Department Scholarship 2023/24

Leeds University Business School Accounting and Finance Department Scholarship 2023/24


The Accounting and Finance Department invites applications from excellent candidates for four fully funded scholarship opportunities, starting in the 2023/24 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

This competition is open to international and home applicants. Four scholarships will be awarded.


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.



The award will cover full fees at the University of Leeds standard rate of fees.

A maintenance grant at the standard UKRI rate (£17,668 in Session 2022/23).


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 2023.

·        The awards are available for new Postgraduate Researchers undertaking full-time or part-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 5000 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 100 universities in the world (QS rankings 2023), and a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive UK universities.

Our teaching and research is organized 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 organized through cross-disciplinary research centers. Our mission is to make an exceptional impact on business and society globally through leadership in research and teaching.

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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 the academic staff. The first round of interviews comprises at least two of the directors of CASIF. If the applicant is deemed worthy of progressing, the second 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 minimum English language requirements (below).

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 Master's 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; and in an appropriate academic discipline.


English language requirements

·        On all research degree programmes, a pass in an approved test in English is required for applicants whose first language is not English. The approved tests and minimum required scores are detailed below. Please note that test scores are valid for 2 years.

IELTS (Academic) Overall score of at least 7.0 with no less than 6.0 in each section.

TOEFL iBT We require an overall test result of 100 with the following minimum scores required in each of these sections: Listening 21, Reading 21, Speaking 23, Writing 22.

Contact details

For further information please contact the Graduate School Office
e: [email protected]

Linked research areas

Accounting and Finance


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