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Scholarships at the School of Mathematics

Scholarships

The prospect of managing your finances at university can seem daunting but the University of Leeds offers a comprehensive range of bursaries and scholarships, together with financial advice, to support you throughout your studies. Some schemes provide support on the basis of academic achievements while others offer support to students based on financial need or particular specialisms.

2018 entry scholarships

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Leeds Scholarships

Summary

If you're a UK undergraduate student with a household income of less than £42,875 a year you may be eligible to apply for a means-tested undergraduate scholarship.

Value

£3,000 a year for three years (paid in cash instalments).

Who is eligible?

Further information

For further information please visit www.leeds.ac.uk/scholarships 

Head of School Excellence Scholarship

Summary

This scholarship is for you if you’re a new UK/EU rated fee-paying applicant who will start a School of Mathematics undergraduate degree course at the University of Leeds.

Value

£1,000, in year one of your course.

Who is eligible?

This scholarship is available to you if you’re a UK/EU rated fee-paying student who achieved A*A*A at A-level or equivalent (with an A* in Maths or Further Maths). The grades must be in subjects required for the course. You must be new to the University and enter onto Level 1. You must not be in receipt of any other scholarship.

How to apply

No application necessary. You will automatically be considered for this scholarship.

Conditions

You must not in receipt of any other Faculty of Mathematics and Physical Sciences award. There is the opportunity to be awarded a £1,000 in higher years if your average in the previous year of your course is among the top ten averages of all undergraduate students, in that year group, on a course parented by the School of Mathematics.

International Undergraduate Science and Engineering Scholarship

Summary

This scholarship is for any internationally rated applicant who has been offered a place on any of the undergraduate degree courses within the School of Mathematics.

Value

Up to £8,000, spread over four years, subject to satisfactory progression. £2,000 will be awarded per year of study.

Who is eligible?

Any international applicant who has been offered a place on any of the undergraduate degree courses within the School of Mathematics.

How to apply

There is no separate application process for this scholarship however you will need to confirm that you meet the criteria listed below before you are able to receive the £2000 reduction on your fees.

Conditions

You must be self-funding, new to the University of Leeds, enter onto Level 1 and be classified as international for tuition fee purposes. You must not be in receipt of any other University of Leeds award.

You must achieve a yearly attainment percentage of 60% or above with all modules passed at the first attempt. The scholarship will be withheld in a year if you fail to achieve 60%, but will be reinstated the following year if your performance recovers to 60% or over. £2,000 will be awarded per year of study. You won’t receive the scholarship for the industrial placement year or study abroad year. 

If you’re a self-funding student who’s successfully completed the International Foundation Year (IFY) at the University of Leeds you’ll also be eligible for this scholarship.

 

2017 entry scholarships

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Leeds Scholarships

Summary

If you're a UK undergraduate student with a household income of less than £42,875 a year you may be eligible to apply for a means-tested undergraduate scholarship.

Value

£3,000 a year for three years (paid in cash instalments).

Who is eligible?

Further information

For further information please visit www.leeds.ac.uk/scholarships 

Dean's Excellence Scholarships

The Dean’s Excellence Scholarship will be awarded to UK and EU undergraduate students who have demonstrated academic excellence in their studies.  For Single Honours students the award is worth £1000 a year, and for Joint Honours is worth £500 a year, with the exception of Chemistry and Mathematics where both Schools will contribute for a total of £1000 a year. 

Qualification Criteria

To be awarded a scholarship you need to meet the following conditions:

  • Single Honours: achieve GCE A-levels Grades A*A*A, including Mathematics (excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking). Other equivalent qualifications or combinations will also be considered including:
     

                   - Cambridge Pre-U: D2D2M2 or D2D3M1 or above.

                   - International Baccalaureate: 37 points with 7 in Maths  

  • Joint Honours: achieve GCE A-levels Grades A*AA, including Mathematics (excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking)
      
  • Commence a programme of study on a degree course, in the School of Mathematics, or a joint honours mathematics course, in September of the year of entry and be fully registered as a student on the 1st December in the same year.

  • Be a student paying tuition fees at the UK/EU rate.


Payment
You do not need to apply separately for this scholarship, you will qualify automatically for the award if you meet the criteria shown above. The scholarship will be paid in the January of each year of study. Payment after the first year will be paid on condition of you achieving a minimum 70% average mark over 120 credits (to include all compulsory modules) in the previous year of study. Payment will not be made for Year in Industry or BSc Study Abroad years as these are additional years of study.

Excellence in Mathematics Scholarships

These scholarships only apply to students paying fees at the international rate (not from the UK or EU), who apply for a single honours or joint honours mathematics degree, including;

Single Honours Mathematics degrees

BSc Mathematics (G100) 
MMath, BSc Mathematics (G101) 
BSc Mathematics with Finance (G1N3) 
BSc Actuarial Mathematics (NG31)
BSc Mathematical Studies (G150) 
BSc Mathematics and Statistics (GG13) 
MMath, BSc Mathematics and Statistics (GG1H)

Joint Honours Mathematics degrees

BSc Biology and Mathematics (CG11) 
BSc Economics and Mathematics (GL11) 
BSc Management and Mathematics (GN12)
BSc Mathematics and Music (GW13)

Excellence in Mathematics Scholarships worth £3,000 (one-off) for single honours degrees and £1,500 (one-off) for joint honours degrees, will be deducted from your first year fees and will be awarded to students with A-level grades of A*AA (with A* in Mathematics), or AAA (including Mathematics and Further Mathematics), or equivalent, and who pay fees at the international rate and make Leeds their firm choice on the UCAS system.

NCUK students will be automatically awarded an Excellence in Mathematics Scholarship provided they achieve similar grades in their NCUK exams. For September 2017 entry, the School of Mathematics is delighted to offer one NCUK Anniversary Scholarship, valued at £5,000 a year for the three standard years of study* and awarded as a fees deduction. (*Optional years such as a year in industry or study abroad year are excluded.) See our NCUK page for further details.

Top Ten Scholarships

We have generous scholarships for students who do well in their studies while at the University of Leeds. The top 10 undergraduate students in each year will be offered scholarships of £1000 for their continued studies on their course in Leeds. Scholarships will normally be offered to the top 10 students studying for single honours School of Mathematics degrees in years 1, 2 and 3, and on a pro rata basis for Joint Honours degrees involving Mathematics.

The scholarships will be awarded after the exams in June, and paid when the student recommences their studies at the University. For students spending their third year in industry, or abroad, this means that a scholarship awarded at the end of their second year will normally be paid at the start of their fourth year. The scholarships are open to both Home/EU and international students. There is no need to make a formal application.