EXSEL at Leeds

How to apply

The EXSEL scholarship is typically awarded to four scholars each academic session. These awards are only available to second year MBChB students at the University of Leeds.

Applications will open in February 2020

There are two stages in the application process:

Second year Leeds MBChB students can access more information via Minerva. Please contact us to request access to the scheme's Minerva site.

EXSEL applicants should be:

  • available to conduct research in the School of Medicine during the summer vacation
  • able to demonstrate the highest academic achievement at University
  • able to evidence leadership, mentoring or community participation skills
  • supported by an academic referee.

EXSEL Information Evening

This will be held on Wednesday 11th December 2019 from 17:00 until 19:00 in Room 11.87, Level 11 LIDA Worsley Building. Refreshments will be provided.

The EXSEL Information evening aims to provide prospective scholars with an insight into the EXSEL Scholarship and application process. There will be a brief introductory talk from Dr Simon Howell (EXSEL Co-Director) alongside an opportunity to discuss the experience of current scholars and alumni.

Prospective applicants from Year 1 and Year 2 are invited to attend.

Please note that the EXSEL Scholarship is only open to year 2 students, but the information given will be of benefit to Year 1 students when they come to apply in year 2.

Please register your interest via email exsel@leeds.ac.uk by Wednesday 4th December 2019.

Research projects

At the initial application stage, you do not need to nominate a research project. If you are shortlisted the scheme's directors will expect you to state what type of research interests you. Research topics can be found on the School's Reseach and innovation page.

Further information

Please contact us if you have any general enquiries regarding the scheme or if you are a second year MBChB student and would like guest access to the scheme's dedicated Minerva site.

You might also consider emailing current EXSEL scholars to gather their views. Their email addresses can be found on the application form.