The University of Leeds is accepting applications for its partially funded Institute for Transport Studies – International Masters Excellence Scholarships.
About the University of Leeds and Scholarship
The University of Leeds, established in 1874 as the Yorkshire College of Science, has grown into a prominent public research university in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. Over its rich history, it has undergone significant developments, merging with the Leeds School of Medicine in 1884 and subsequently becoming Yorkshire College. In 1887, it became part of the federal Victoria University alongside Owens College (now the University of Manchester) and University College Liverpool (now the University of Liverpool). Its status as a university was solidified in 1904 with a royal charter granted by King Edward VII.
Ranked as the eleventh-largest university in the United Kingdom by total enrollment, the University of Leeds stands out as a popular choice, receiving over 67,000 undergraduate applications annually. In the 2021–22 academic year, the university reported an income of £924.7 million, with a substantial portion, £177.3 million, derived from research grants and contracts. Financially robust, it boasts financial endowments amounting to £87.4 million as of 2022, positioning it among the top twenty British universities by financial endowment.
The university has produced a remarkable roster of alumni, including the current Leader of the Labour Party, Keir Starmer, former Home and Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, former co-chairman of the Conservative Party Sayeeda Warsi, NASA astronaut Piers Sellers, and six Nobel laureates.
With its expansive library system spread across five locations, the University of Leeds houses an extensive collection of resources, including 2.78 million books, 26,000 print and electronic journals, 850 databases, and 6,000 electronic books. Notably, the library holds Special Collections featuring archives, rare books, and objects ranging from 2,500 BC to the 21st century. Among its outstanding collections are the English Literature Collections, Leeds Russian Archive, Liddle Collection, Cookery Collection, and Gypsy, Traveller, and Roma Collections. Special Collections is also home to William Shakespeare’s First Folio, published in 1623.
The university’s academic departments are equipped with specialized research facilities, supporting staff and students in conducting research across diverse fields. From internationally significant collections in university libraries to state-of-the-art laboratories, these resources contribute to the institution’s reputation for academic excellence.
The University of Leeds offers competitive international scholarships, providing a 25% tuition fee reduction to outstanding international candidates who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement. These scholarships are limited in number, reflecting the university’s commitment to attracting and supporting high-achieving students from around the world.
Details about University of Leeds Institute for Transport Studies – International Masters Excellence Scholarships:
Scholarship Sponsor: University of Leeds, UK
Scholarship Value: 25% of tuition fees
Number of awards: Limited
Study level: Masters
Host Institution(s): University of Leeds, UK
Eligibility Criteria for University of Leeds Institute for Transport Studies – International Masters Excellence Scholarships
Applicants are advised to meet the following requirements to be eligible for the University of Leeds Institute for Transport Studies – International Masters Excellence Scholarships:
- The applicants must provide most or all of their funding.
- The candidate must be taken into account as an international student for tuition costs.
- The applicant has to have applied to be admitted to one of the master’s programs specified in the 2024–2025 approved course section.
- The student should have an exceptional academic record and be anticipated to get or have achieved a bachelor’s degree with a 2.1, or equivalent, based on the standards the university employs to issue offers.
- It is recommended that the candidate exhibit remarkable interpersonal and professional skills through extracurricular involvement and/or work experience
Application Process for University of Leeds Institute for Transport Studies – International Masters Excellence Scholarships
Interested and qualified candidates should complete the online form. Please note you will need your University of Leeds Application ID to proceed.
The Application Deadline is: May 17, 2024
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