University of Leeds

The Fulbright University of Leeds Award covers the first year of any master's or PhD degree programme offered by the university.

The University of Leeds was founded in 1904, but its origins go back to the nineteenth century with the founding of the Leeds School of Medicine in 1831 and then the Yorkshire College of Science in 1874.

It was one of the first colleges for students of all faiths and backgrounds. The College supported the values of the recently established University College London and Owens College in Manchester, which had been set up to challenge the exclusivity of Oxford and Cambridge universities, which were predominantly for the Anglican aristocracy and gentry.

  • We're in the top 100 universities in the world QS World University Rankings 2019
  • We're ranked in the top 10 universities in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2019.
  • We're a member of the Russell Group of universities
  • In the National Student Survey 2018, 88% of final year Leeds students said they were satisfied or very satisfied with the course - five points above the national average

Grant amount

  • Full tuition waiver
  • £13,450 living stipend

The living stipend is intended as a contribution towards general maintenance costs towards the first year in the UK.

In the UK, master's degrees are typically one-year programmes (full-time) and PhDs are three-year programmes (full-time).