Postgraduates

We are committed to attracting the brightest and the best students to Leicester regardless of background. At Leicester, we do not want fears about finance to stop prospective students from considering further study.

Please browse the list below to see if you qualify for any scholarships or, alternatively, take a look at the scholarships available to:

All available scholarships and discounts

Scholarships marked * are also available for courses starting in January.

Scholarship Who is eligible?
Value of scholarship
Alumni Discount *
Anyone who has graduated from the University of Leicester
20% fee discount
Biological Sciences International PGT Merit Scholarship *
International fee-paying students applying for a postgraduate degree programme in Biological Sciences
£3,000 per year
Chevening Scholarship International students from eligible countries
See Chevening Scholarship website
College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities Masters Excellence Scholarship UK campus-based applicants registering for a full or part-time masters degree with the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities Tuition fee waiver + £9,000 stipend
College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities Minority Ethnic Masters Scholarship UK-based students applying for a full-time campus-based or distance-learning masters course in the College of Social Science, Arts and Humanities who self-identify as Minority Ethnic Tuition fee waiver
College of Science and Engineering International PGT Merit Scholarship * International fee-paying students applying for a masters degree in the College of Science and Engineering  £3,000 or £5,000 per year 
Commonwealth Shared Scholarships International students applying for a postgraduate campus-based full-time masters degree who are from Commonwealth countries See Commonwealth Scholarships site
Distance Learning PG Merit Scholarship Postgraduate distance-learning students who have a first class undergraduate honours degree or equivalent  MA: £800, PGDip: £500 and PGCert: £300 fee discounts
Distance Learning Full Fee Instalment Incentive Distance-learning students who pay their tuition fee in full before the start of the course  5% fee discount
Distance Learning Sanctuary Awards Students who have been forcibly displaced from their homes and/or who are at risk of political persecution, violence or conflict anywhere in the world Full tuition fee waiver
Family Loyalty Discount * International fee-paying students who have a close relative who is studying at, or graduated from, Leicester
10% fee discount
 
Fulbright Scholarship Postgraduate students from the USA Tuition fee waiver + £14,000
International Postgraduate Taught Merit Scholarship (January 2024) International-fee-paying students accepted for a Master's degree starting in January 2024. £3,000 or £5,000 per year 
International Postgraduate Taught Merit Scholarship (September 2024) International-fee-paying students accepted for a Master's degree starting in September 2024. £3,000 or £5,000 per year 
Leicester Postgraduate Partnership  Graduates of either University of Leicester or DMU, who have completed their studies.  20% fee discount 
Law International Merit Scholarship International fee-paying students applying for a postgraduate degree programme in the Leicester Law School
£3,000 or £5,000 per year
Media, Communications and Sociology International PGT Merit Scholarship * International fee-paying students applying for a postgraduate degree in the School of Media, Communications and Sociology
£3,000 or £5,000 per year
Saïd Foundation Scholarship Residents of Syria, Lebanon, Jordan or Palestine
See Saïd Foundation website
Sanctuary Scholarships Asylum seekers Tuition fee waiver + support package
ULSB International PGT Merit Scholarship * International fee-paying students applying for a postgraduate degree in the School of Business  £3,000 per year 
Ukraine Conflict Sanctuary Scholarship Students from Ukraine, Russia and Belarus who are displaced and/or at risk of persecution and violence or conflict. Tuition fee waiver + stipend 

Sport scholarships

Our Sports Scholarships offer students at the University additional support so that they may continue their sporting lives alongside their academic studies while at Leicester. The programme consists of a number of elements across different areas that look to help a student reach their potential.

Music scholarships

Scholarship  Who is eligible? Value
Music Scholarship Students in their first year of study, who are Grade 6 or above
£500 for music lessons
Choral Scholarships at Leicester Cathedral
Students with choir-singing experience
£1,000
Philharmonia Scholarship
Students in their first year of study, who are Grade 6 or above
£500 for music lessons
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