For 2019 entry, if your household income is less than £42,875 a year you may be eligible to apply for a means-tested undergraduate scholarship.

Worth £3,000 a year for three years (paid in cash instalments), our UK undergraduate means tested scholarships are of higher value than the University’s funding package – Leeds Financial Support (funding which is automatically awarded based on a student’s household income level).

The scholarships are non-repayable and are in addition to the financial support you can receive from the government (ie tuition fee loan or maintenance loan).

Alongside the scholarships, you'll have access to one-to-one support and advice sessions, group workshops, mentoring opportunities, social events and monthly newsletters updating you on relevant activity on and off campus.

There are a limited number of scholarships available. We will award the UK undergraduate means-tested scholarships to selected UK students from low income households who also meet the eligibility criteria and are entering Leeds as full-time, level one undergraduates in September 2019.

The scholarships are available thanks to the generous support from alumni and other organisations.

Applying for means-tested scholarships

To apply for a UK undergraduate means-tested scholarship you will need to submit a fully completed application form by 12pm on Friday 17 May 2019.

If you feel you meet the eligibility criteria for the means-tested scholarships, we would welcome your application. However please note that meeting the eligibility criteria alone will not guarantee you an award. We take into account a range of indicators which may show that an applicant is from a less-advantaged background. 

You will only need to apply once and we will consider you for all means-tested scholarships where you meet the deadline and eligibility criteria.

You are welcome to apply for a means-tested scholarship before you make your firm and insurance choices with UCAS (although you will only be eligible to receive a means-tested scholarship if you begin a full-time course at the University of Leeds in September 2019). Please remember you will need to submit your scholarship application before the Students Loan Company application deadline (which falls at the end of May).

If you have any questions please contact the Scholarships Officer.

Below are other key dates in the scholarship process:

  • Early August 2019 - all provisional, reserve and unsuccessful applicants will be contacted with the outcome of their application.
  • 21 October 2019 -  deadline for Student Finance England income assessments. Students must ensure all relevant information has been passed onto the University of Leeds Funding team, or risk having their scholarship withdrawn.
  • Late October/early November 2019 – first scholarship payment (if all relevant information has been received).
UK undergraduate means-tested scholarship application form


Additional scholarships

A range of other scholarships are available from the University:

Please note: information relating to scholarships does change from time to time. While the University endeavours to keep this information as up to date as possible, it cannot be held liable for any inaccuracies.