Institute for Transport Studies (ITS)

Scholarships and Fees

UK/EU student fee

International student fee






 PhD (full-time)





 PhD (part-time)





PhDs include an optional one year of ‘overtime’ for writing up the thesis (two years for part-time). If you need to go into your overtime period you will need to pay the overtime fee. Details can be found here:

Short stay visiting students (per month) – please Contact us

All tuition fees are subject to confirmation. Detailed tuition fee information for postgraduate researchers is available here: Details of indicative living costs are available from Leeds University Student Union.

Depending on the nature of your research, a bench fee may also be charged. This will be to cover the fieldwork and/or exceptional consumables needed for you to undertake your research.

This page is updated as and when sources of funding become available for application. The funding environment is ever changing and opportunities often become available at relatively short notice, so you may wish to bookmark both this page and the University Scholarships Office webpage.

Current funding opportunities

If you wish to apply for a scholarship advertised on this page, you must first apply for an academic place on the ITS PhD programme. Some scholarships are tied to a specific topic/project, whereas others allow the student to propose their own, within an overall theme - the description of each scholarship will specify. For queries related to PhD application processes, please contact: phd(at)

Summary of available funding opportunities

For UK/EU applicants

Each year, ITS normally has a number of Research Council scholarships, for which UK and EU students are eligible to apply. Details are posted here when available, but please also explore the opportunities detailed on the University's postgraduate funding and scholarships webpages.

Projects in competition for the EPSRC DTP Awards. Closing date 28th February 2018

Application deadline passed

For International applicants

ITS occasionally has departmental scholarships for international students. Funding is more typically in the form of scholarship competitions offered by the University of Leeds or administered on behalf of other sponsors. Details are posted here when available, but please explore the opportunities detailed on the University's postgraduate funding and scholarships webpages.

Application deadline passed

Additional Opportunities

Schlumberger Foundation – funding opportunities for female applicants from developing countries. Details are available here: 

These opportunities in the ‘Data Analytics and Society’ Centre for Doctoral Training may also be of interest:

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