Institute for Transport Studies (ITS)

Fees and Funding

We offer a number of scholarship opportunities to support and reward students from around the world. If you are a UK student you may be able to receive government support to help towards your tuition fees and living costs. For a full list of scholarships, visit the University's Scholarships Office website and our postgraduate funding webpage.

2018-19 Scholarships

Masters – UK/EU

Transport Masters Excellence Scholarship

Summary: You can apply for this scholarship, if you’re a UK/EU fee rated applicant who has been offered a place on any masters degree course within Transport Studies (excluding MSc Sustainable Cities), and can demonstrate the academic criteria listed below.
Value: £3,000
Number of scholarships available: 3
Who is eligible: Any UK/EU applicant who has been offered a place on any of the masters degree courses within Transport Studies, and who demonstrates academic excellence (2.1+ or equivalent), professional experience and/or voluntary experience can apply for this scholarship.
How to apply: Download the application form.
Deadline: 20 June 2018
Conditions: You must be self-funding (or partially funded), full time, classified as UK/EU for tuition fee purposes and not in receipt of any other Institute for Transport Studies award.
How is the scholarship awarded? You must complete the application form. The scholarship will take the form of a tuition fee reduction.
Year of entry: 2018-19
Internal or External: Internal (funded by the University of Leeds)

Masters – International

Transport Masters International Excellence Scholarship

Summary: You can apply for this scholarship, if you’re an international fee rated applicant who has been offered a place on any masters degree course within Transport Studies (excluding MSc Sustainable Cities), and can demonstrate the academic criteria listed below.
Value: £5,000
Number of scholarships available: 6
Who is eligible: Any international applicant who has been offered a place on any of the masters degree courses within Transport Studies, and who demonstrates academic excellence (2.1+ or equivalent), professional experience and/or voluntary experience can apply for this scholarship.
How to apply: Download the application form.
Deadline: 20 June 2018
Conditions: You must be self-funding (or partially funded), full time, classified as international for tuition fee purposes and not in receipt of any other Institute for Transport Studies award.
How is the scholarship awarded? You must complete the application form. The scholarship will take the form of a tuition fee reduction.
Year of entry: 2018-19
Internal or External: Internal (funded by the University of Leeds)

Masters - UK/EU/International

Transport Masters Employer Scholarship

Summary: You can apply for this scholarship, if you’re an applicant who has been offered a place on any masters degree course within Transport Studies (excluding MSc Sustainable Cities), and can demonstrate the academic criteria listed below.
Value: £2,000
Number of scholarships available: 2
Who is eligible: Any applicant who has been offered a place on any of the masters degree courses within Transport Studies, and who demonstrates academic excellence (2.1+ or equivalent), professional experience and/or voluntary experience can apply for this scholarship.
How to apply: Download the application form.
Deadline: 20 June 2018
Conditions: You must be self-funding (or partially funded), full time, and not in receipt of any other Institute for Transport Studies award.
How is the scholarship awarded? You must complete the application form. The scholarship will take the form of a tuition fee reduction.
Year of entry: 2018-19
Internal or External: Internal (funded by the University of Leeds)

Masters - UK/EU/International

Leeds Alumni Bursary

Summary: This bursary is for you if you’re a former student of the University of Leeds studying for a postgraduate qualification in the Institute for Transport Studies. Courses that are run in conjunction with other universities are excluded from the Bursary.
Value: The University will pay 10% of the self-funded portion of your fees for each year of the course. If no fees are paid then no bursary is awarded.
Who is eligible: This is an automatic bursary.
Deadline: No deadline – automatic.
Conditions: You must be a former University of Leeds student.
Year of entry: 2018-19
Internal or External: Internal (funded by the University of Leeds)
Further Information: Find out more about our Alumni Bursary

Other Scholarship Competitions

UK/EU Students

  • The Brian Large Bursary Fund 2018/19

    Summary: The Trustees of the Brian Large Bursary Fund are offering up to three Brian Large Masters Bursaries of £7,000 each for competitive application from British Universities running a full time Transport Masters course for the academic year 2018/19.

    Who is eligible: Applicants must have been accepted for a full time Masters course in transport for 2018/19. While no minimum level of first degree is required, the Trustees expect young graduates to have at least a 2.2, preferably a 2.1. However, they are willing to relax that requirement for outstanding mature students.

    Conditions: Students in receipt of other awards totalling more than £5,000 are not eligible for a Brian Large Masters Bursary. The award of a Brian Large Bursary should be central to their decision to pursue a transport Masters. Since it is the aim of the Brian Large Bursary Fund to enrich the supply of transport planning professionals within the United Kingdom, candidates are required to be British or to have long term UK residential rights and intentions.

    How to apply: Download an application form and email it to courses(at)its.leeds.ac.uk 

    Deadline: 2 July 2018

  • Brian Large Bursary Fund
  • Rees Jeffreys Road Fund Bursaries 2018/19

    Summary: Up to ten bursaries of £10,000 each to be awarded in open competition from British Universities running a full time Transport Masters course for the academic year 2018/19. The aim of the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund in offering bursaries is to enrich the supply of transport professionals within the United Kingdom.

    Value: £10,000 to cover both maintenance and fees

    Who is eligible: Candidates are required to demonstrate that they have long term UK residential rights and intentions. They must also demonstrate a commitment to pursuing a career in transport in the UK. Applicants must have been accepted for a full time Masters course in transport at a UK university for 2018/19. Applicants must have a first degree of at least a 2.1 standard.

    How to apply: Download an application form and email it to courses(at)its.leeds.ac.uk

    Deadline: 1 June 2018

  • Economic and Social Research Council 1+ 3 (Masters and PhD)

International Students

There is strong competition for scholarships and early application is essential. For certain scholarship competitions, the procedure is for ITS to nominate which applicants it wishes to put forward for consideration to the awarding body. Our nomination in these cases is based primarily on academic merit (degree result and references), but relevant previous experience and other factors may also be taken into account.

Other funding sources

Tuition fees for our taught postgraduate degrees are reviewed on an annual basis. Fee information is available on each individual course page. Visit our Masters homepage to find your course.

Course fees cover tuition, use of library and computing facilities but not books, accommodation or the optional European Field Trip. Students wishing to attend European Field Trip as advised to allow a minimum of £500 for accommodation and travel during the week-long trip.

Part-time fees are payable in each of the first 2 years, irrespective of the number of years taken to complete the programme. Students who complete during their third year of part-time study (as recommended for Masters programmes) are also subject to an annual registration fee (approx. £190) at the start of year 3 and any subsequent year. Fees for the part-time Certificate programme assume a period of study of no longer than 12 months.

All fees must be paid before a student can register. Self-financing students may pay annual fees in two instalments - the first is payable at enrolment and the second in late January. Students who are supported by their governments, employers, or other sponsors should provide a letter from their sponsor addressed to the University confirming that the fees will be paid directly. Sponsors cannot pay by instalments. All fees are reviewed annually and are subject to increase. Further information is available from the How to Pay page on the University's Student Administration website.

Starting a new course or adapting to life in a new country can be both exciting and challenging. We understand the importance of finding the right living environment to help you settle, study effectively and enjoy a good social life. Leeds has plenty of accommodation for students, both University owned and private sector. This represents good value for money and reflects a lower cost of living than London and much of the south of England. For further information please visit the Accommodation Office.

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