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Scholarships at the School of Chemistry


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 personal circumstance.

Leeds Scholarships 
Scholarships are available for UK undergraduate students with household incomes of £42,620 a year or less*. The deadline for these scholarships is usually in the April prior to you attending University.  

You can find full information about these and other University scholarships here or by emailing the Undergraduate Scholarships Office if you have any questions.

Here in the School of Chemistry we also offer a number of different scholarships to help support you through your studies.

Dean's Excellence Scholarship

The Dean’s Excellence Scholarship of £1000 per year of study will be awarded to UK and EU undergraduate students who have demonstrated academic excellence in their studies and who started their course from September 2014 onwards.

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

  • Achieve GCE A-levels Grades A*A*A, including Chemistry. Other equivalent qualifications will also be considered
  • Apply for an eligible programme of study in the School of Chemistry
  • Commence study in the School of Chemistry 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.


Eligible Courses
BSc and MChem Chemistry
BSc and MChem Medicinal Chemistry
BSc and MChem Chemistry and Mathematics

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.

Rowe Goodall Bursary

Available to undergraduate students in the School of Chemistry who have studied at least one Colour Science taught module. The Rowe Goodall Bursary provides funding for two summer internships, with links to Colour Science, in Europe thanks to a bequest from Frank Manchester.

See full details ›

International Scholarships

Science and Engineering Scholarships
A scholarship for self-funded students, paying fees at the International rate, entering year one, on any of the following degree courses;

BSc Chemistry
MChem, BSc Chemistry
BSc Medicinal Chemistry
MChem, BSc Medicinal Chemistry
MNatSc Natural Sciences

The University will pay £2000 of your tuition fees for each year you are registered and studying on the course, subject to meeting the required conditions, to a maximum value of £8000.

This will take the form of a fee reduction not a cash award.

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

Full details and conditions ›

Professional Scholarships Package (PSP)

When you join us, we consider you a professional-in-training. With this in mind we offer a Professional Scholarship Package to all our incoming students. The package is designed to help support your skills training in practical chemistry and in wider professional issues throughout your course - and, of course, to save you money!

The Professional Scholarship Package contains:

  • The four core recommended text books for the study of your course
  • Lab note-books
  • Laboratory coat
  • Safety spectacles
  • All laboratory manuals
  • Level 1 Progress File

In addition to the PSP, the School of Chemistry has a variety of scholarships and bursaries which it awards each year to academically outstanding students, including:

Named awards for outstanding performance
The School of Chemistry offers a number of named awards for outstanding performance in various subject areas. Details are available during UCAS visits or from the Undergraduate Office.