Bursaries, scholarships and discounts

Page last updated:
04 Oct 2021

Scholarships and bursaries are types of financial aid that you don't have to repay. In this page you'll find information about the different grants and scholarships we offer, eligibility criteria and how to apply.

Different types of bursary include the NHS Bursary for students on NHS funded courses and the Social Work Bursary for students studying for a Social Work degree. There are also bursaries available for some postgraduate teacher training courses, more information is available via Get into Teaching.

We also offer a range of scholarships including Sports Scholarships.

Further information on our scholarships is available on our Alumni pages.

Scholarships and bursaries

If you believe you are eligible to apply for any of the below scholarships, but have not been contacted, please get in touch with the Bursary and Scholarship team: bursaryandscholarship@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.

The bursary is intended to assist students under the age of 25 who are leaving care to attend university or who have been living independently since leaving care. The bursary will also support those undergraduate students estranged from their families. For students entering our university for the first time in 2021, the amount payable is £1,000 at Level 4, £1,500 at Level 5 and £1,000 at Level 6, which will each be paid in two instalments by BACS. You can find further information about eligibility criteria and how to apply below.

The scholarship was set up by Coggni Computer Software limited. The scholarship is a cash award of £5000 to one first year student. Applicants will need to be studying BSc Computer Science, have an annual household income of £25000 or less and have a permanent home address in Yorkshire or the surrounding area. Students who are eligible to apply, according to information on their student record, will be contacted via their student email address at the beginning of October. Applicants will need to complete the online form on Myhub.

The bursary is intended to assist full-time undergraduate students who have responsibility as primary carer for a dependant adult that will continue whilst they are studying.

For students entering our university in 2021, the amount payable will be assessed based on individual circumstances, to a maximum award of £1,500. Assessment of eligibility will be revisited in each year of your course that you wish to be considered for the bursary.

You can find further information about eligibility criteria and how to apply below.

This bursary is intended to support full-time students who are undertaking a work placement in the 2021/22 academic year. The support is available to students from underrepresented groups in higher education, as outlined in our Access and Participation Plan.

Awards from the fund do not have to be returned to our university. To apply please complete the online application form on MyHub.

The International Montessori Institute’s Study Scholarship will be open to applications for students applying to study BA (Hons) Primary Education Accelerated Degree (Montessori) for the 2021/22 academic year. Twenty-five scholarships of £2,000 each will be available.

You can find further information about eligibility criteria and how to apply via myHub.

This is a dedicated scholarship fund set up to support Black, Asian and other people of colour who wish to train to become a registered qualified therapeutic counsellor by taking the MA Integrative Counselling course.

The scheme is open to applicants from the above groups to encourage enrolling on or undertaking the course. A scholarship of £4,750 (50% of the overall course fee) is available, meaning a reduced fee of £4,750 will be paid by the student over two years rather than the full £9,500.

You can find further information about eligibility criteria and how to apply below.

The Bright Futures Scholarship is an award supported by alumni and friends of Leeds Beckett University to ensure that the opportunity to experience and benefit from an education at Leeds Beckett University should be open to all, regardless of their background.

The Bright Futures Scholarship is an award of £1,500, paid as £500 in first year, £750 in second year and £250 in third year, subject to progression.

Students who are eligible to apply, according to information on their student record, will be contacted via their student email address at the beginning of October.

Professor Donald Bligh graduated in teacher training from our university in 1958 and personally supports this scholarship.

As part of the scholarship the successful scholar is invited to use Professor Bligh as a mentor to take their ideas further and help develop appropriate study methods to do so.

The scholarship is an award of £1,200, paid as £500 on the award of the scholarship and £700 at the start of second semester. There is one scholarship available to award each academic year. There is one application and selection process each academic year.

Unfortunately, applications for  this scholarship have now closed.

Sir Bob Murray CBE is the Chancellor of Leeds Beckett University, and qualified as a chartered certified accountant from our university in 1972. He is a leading businessman, and personally supports this scholarship due to his enduring passion for the transformative power of education. The Sir Bob Murray CBE Scholarships are awarded to support students studying accounting- or finance-related courses, coming from the north of England. The scholarship is an award of £1,000.

Students who are eligible to apply, according to information on their student record, will be contacted via their student email address at the beginning of October.

The Carnegie Class Scholarships was set up by graduates who studied at the Carnegie School of Physical Education. The graduates wanted to set up the scholarship to help current students have the same opportunities they had.

There are two scholarships available, which are a cash award of £1,500 to one first year student studying in the Carnegie School of Sport.

Students who are eligible to apply, according to information on their student record, will be contacted via their student email address at the beginning of October.

Leeds Beckett University has partnered with Halifax Law Society to award the Halifax Law Society Scholarship. Halifax Law Society is the representative body for legal professionals in Calderdale. Alongside Leeds Beckett University, their aim is to support the next generation of legal professionals from the region.

The scholarship is a cash award of £1,500 and will be awarded to two first year students studying in Leeds Law School.

Students who are eligible to apply, according to information on their student record, will be contacted via their student email address at the beginning of October.

Soroptimist International is a global volunteer movement working together to transform the lives of women and girls with nearly 80,000 members in 124 countries.

The scholarship is a cash award of £1,500 to one female student studying a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

Students who are eligible to apply, according to information on their student record, will be contacted via their student email address at the beginning of October. 

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

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All scholarship and bursary applications will take place via our ‘MyHub’ online portal. Our university will identify students that meet the key eligibility criteria for any specific scholarship or bursary shortly before the application process opens and contact those students inviting them to complete an online application.
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If you believe you meet the criteria for a specific scholarship or bursary, but have not heard from us, please contact bursaryandscholarship@leedsbeckett.ac.uk and we will be happy to look into your eligibility. 

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Unfortunately not, if you have been contacted inviting you to apply for a specific bursary or scholarship, then it is your responsibility to complete the application before the deadline. 
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Unfortunately, completing an application form does not guarantee that you will receive a bursary or scholarship.
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Unfortunately, it is not possible to appeal, due to the quick turnaround of our application processes. However, if you are unsuccessful there are other grants and funds that our university offers to support you during your time at Leeds Beckett. 
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Yes, you can apply for as many scholarships and bursaries that you are eligible for. If you are unsuccessful there are other funds and additional support available for you.

Speak to the team

Bursary and Scholarship Team: Bursaryandscholarship@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.

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