School/Faculty funded postgraduate maintenance payments
All student school/faculty funded postgraduate maintenance payments (excluding reimbursement of expenses and payment for work done) are administered by the Student Education Service, Student Finance (Funding) team following a request from your schools authorised signatory.
When will I receive my payment?
School/Faculty postgraduate maintenance payments are usually paid monthly in advance.
Monthly payments are always due on the 1st of the month for the month ahead, but are often paid slightly earlier. This is because payments clear on a Friday, so where the 1st of the month does not fall on a Friday, payments clear the preceding Friday. Therefore for budgeting purposes you should use the 1st of each month when setting up Direct Debits (DD) and Standing Orders (SO).
Note: Christmas, Easter and Bank Holidays may impact on the payment day, though we will always bring the payment forward rather than delay it.
How is my payment made?
Student payments are processed by BACS (Bankers Automated Clearing System) so go directly from the University of Leeds into your bank account. We can only process a payment if you have supplied your bank account details for this purpose. Instructions for entering bank account
Who will receive a scholarship payment?
Providing an authorised payment request has been received by Student Finance (Funding), your payment will be processed if bank account details are in place and you have completed registration.
An award will not be paid via the standard payment process if you:
- Havent registered
- have withdrawn
- are under examination
- have suspended
- have completed your programme
- are classed as an external student
Payment can only be made in these circumstances if you awarding department has agreed to do so and the decision is communicated directly from an authorised signatory by email to the Funding team.
Student Finance (Funding)
Student Services Centre
Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Building
University of Leeds