Centrally funded postgraduate maintenance payments

If you receive a centrally-funded scholarship administered by the Postgraduate Scholarships Office, then details of your payments will be outlined in your scholarship award or renewal letter.

The majority of maintenance payments are made monthly in advance, although some international scholarship award holders are paid quarterly in advance – this will be outlined in your scholarship award or renewal letter.

Monthly payments are always due on the 1st of the month for the month ahead (quarterly payments are always due on the 1st of the month for the three months 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 the month when arranging Direct Debits and Standing Orders. Christmas, Easter and Bank Holidays may impact on the payment day, though we will always bring the payment forward rather than delay it.

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 completed registration and provided your UK bank account details.

You will need to complete registration by 10am on a Monday (both new and returning students) in order to receive your due maintenance instalment in your Bank Account by Friday of the same week. 

You will not be able to register for study until approximately four weeks before your start or renewal date at the earliest, to allow time for us to put your funding in place.

Any queries relating to centrally-funded scholarship awards should be directed to the Postgraduate Scholarships Office.