The Undergraduate awards

The University of Leeds is affiliated to the Undergraduate Awards. The world’s largest international academic awards programme, the Undergraduate Awards recognises innovation and excellence at undergraduate level.


Support available from the University of Leeds

  • Support with your application
  • Support to attend the Global Summit (if a winner)

Have your work recognised on a global stage

Cited as the ultimate champion for high-potential undergraduates, UA identifies leading creative thinkers through their undergraduate coursework and provides top performing students with the support, network and opportunities they require to raise their profiles and further their career paths.

The Undergraduate Awards received 5,514 papers from undergraduates in 244 institutions and 121 nationalities in 2015-16. The programme creates the opportunity for students to have their undergraduate work published, and recognised as world-leading. Winners are eligible to attend a global summit in Dublin in November of each year.

If you intend on submitting an application and would like advice or support please contact Rebecca Shaw

Who can apply?

The Undergraduate Awards programme is open to full-time undergraduate students from all disciplines in their penultimate and final year of a degree course. Part-time students who are studying an undergraduate degree may also take part in awards, on the condition that they have completed two-thirds of their course.

What work can be submitted?

The Undergraduate Awards 2018 programme is open to all penultimate and final year undergraduate students in a degree course, as well as those who graduated in 2017, from all disciplines. We invite students to enter both outstanding academic papers and research, as well as visual arts portfolios using our online forms.

When is the deadline?

June 2018

To register and submit your work to the Undergraduate Awards please click here