University of Essex Mathematical Sciences Doctoral Scholarships

Details of this scholarship for 2017-18 will be announced soon.

2016-17 entry

Our University of Essex Mathematical Sciences Doctoral Scholarship supports talented PhD students to study in our Department of Mathematical Sciences.

If you have an excellent academic background and the potential for future achievement, you could be eligible. Once awarded, you'll receive the scholarship in each year of your PhD (subject to satsifactory progression). The scholarship includes:

  • a fee waiver equal to the Home/EU fee (international students will need to pay the balance of their fees)
  • living costs of up to £12,000 per year, comprising a stipend of £8,000 per year and a Graduate Teaching or Research Assistantship worth £4,000 in years two and three
  • a training bursary of £250 per year
  • Proficio funding, which can be used to 'buy' advanced skills training


You can apply for this scholarship if you have been offered a place at Essex to start a full-time PhD in 2016-17.

Full details

If you're a current student looking for information about an award you received, see our terms and conditions for previous years.

How to apply

  • 2016-17

    Application form

    Microsoft Word Document

    Please return your completed application form to the Graduate Administrator, Shauna McNally, by email to by 22 July 2016.

After you apply

Scholarship recipients will be chosen based on:

  • academic ability - based on previous academic qualifications, normally a Master's degree with distinction or merit
  • research potential - based on the research proposal submitted with your application, as well as the statement on your scholarship application form
  • professional development potential - based on your skills, aptitudes and potential to support the department's undergraduate teaching or research activities

If your application has been successful then you'll be notified shortly after the closing date by our Funding team.