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University of Leeds Head of School Excellence Scholarship (International), UK for 2024

Application is now open for the Head of School Excellence Scholarship at the University of Leeds. Interested applicants are encouraged to send their applications in before the deadline date.

About the University of Leeds and Scholarship

The University of Leeds was first established in 1874 as the Yorkshire College of Science and has since grown into one of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England’s top universities. The University of Leeds, with its history of academic distinction and commitment to research, is now the eleventh-largest in the United Kingdom in terms of overall enrollment. After prestigious institutions like Manchester, Edinburgh, University College London, and King’s College London, the university is the fifth most famous university in the UK in terms of the number of applications. Each year, the institution receives over 67,000 undergraduate applications.

Strong financially, the University of Leeds reported £924.7 million in revenue for the fiscal year 2021–2022, of which £177.3 million was attributable to research grants and contracts. With a financial endowment of £87.4 million as of 2022, the university is rated among the top twenty British universities.


The University of Leeds has attained respectable rankings in the field of research. It ranked eighth for Research Power, a metric that combines the grade point average score and the full-time equivalent number of researchers submitted, and tied for 20th place among multi-faculty institutions in the UK for the quality (GPA) of its research in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework.

The University of Leeds’s prominence across the world is demonstrated by its rankings in several international evaluations. Leeds is ranked 153rd in the world according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2021. It is ranked 84th in the world by the CWTS Leiden Ranking. Leeds is ranked 13th in the UK and 86th overall in the 2023 QS World University Rankings, which further demonstrates the university’s international standing. Notably, The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide named the university the 2017 University of the Year.

The University of Leeds provides three scholarships to both UK and foreign students to encourage and honor academic performance. The precise amount of these scholarships varies according to the particular program of study, although they often pay the entire UK tuition or 50% of the foreign charge. This program demonstrates the university’s commitment to providing high-quality education in an accessible manner while promoting a diverse and inclusive academic community.

Details about the Head of School Excellence Scholarship at the University of Leeds:

Scholarship Sponsor: University of Leeds, UK

Scholarship Value: Only tuition fees, 100% fee waiver for UK students, 50% fee waiver for international students

Number of awards: 3

Study level: Masters

Host Institution(s): University of Leeds, UK

Courses: Fine arts & Cultural studies

Eligibility Criteria for Head of School Excellence Scholarship

Candidates are advised to meet the following requirements to be qualified for the Head of School Excellence Scholarship at the University of Leeds:

  • An unconditional or conditional offer in Art History and Cultural Studies is a prerequisite for admission to the School of Fine Arts Taught Masters program in 2023.
  • Have an outstanding academic background that they are proud of.
  • The candidate must be able to support the intellectual and cultural life of the political science and international studies school.
  • To be charged a fee, it must be considered “international.”

Application Procedure for Head of School Excellence Scholarship

Please download and complete the School of Performance and Cultural Industries Head of School Excellence Application Form and forward your application to

Your statement should cover:

  • your motivations for selecting the subject you have selected and for attending the School of Performance and Cultural Industries
  • related training and expertise, such as successes in the arts, sciences, or business
  • any goals you have for the period you spend studying at the university

The Application Deadline is: June 26, 2024

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