University of Essex Psychology Doctoral Scholarships

2017-18 entry

Our University of Essex Psychology Doctoral Scholarship supports talented PhD students to study in our Department of Psychology. Two scholarships are available in 2017-18.

If you have an excellent academic background, the potential for future achievement and financial need, you could be eligible. Once awarded, you'll receive the scholarship for three years of your PhD (subject to satisfactory progression). The scholarship includes:

  • a fee waiver equal to the Home/EU fee (international students will need to pay the balance of their fees)
  • a stipend of £12,000 per year
  • a training bursary of £480 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 for a full-time PhD, starting in 2017-18.

MPhil and Masters by Dissertation courses are not eligible.

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

If you've applied for a full-time SeNSS studentship starting in 2017-18, you'll automatically be considered for our Essex Psychology Doctoral Scholarship and don't need to complete a separate application form. However, you're advised to read the terms and conditions of these awards and which departments are offering them.

University of Essex Doctoral scholarships don't cover SeNSS 1+3 applications, but you'll be considered for an Integrated PhD course if there is one appropriate for your studies. All successful Integrated PhD applicants would have to fund their first year.

If you haven't applied for SeNSS funding

You need to apply for admission to the University via our online postgraduate application form. If you haven't applied for a SeNSS studentship you should complete the University of Essex Psychology Doctoral Scholarship application form (.docx). Please note that you must be applying for a new programme of study at the University of Essex, starting in October 2017, in order to be eligible. Applications for the University of Essex Psychology Doctoral Scholarship must be submitted by 17 January 2017.

After you apply

Scholarship recipients will be chosen based on:

  • academic ability - based on previous academic qualifications
  • research potential - based on the candidate's research proposal submitted with their application, as well as their statement on the scholarship application form
  • professional development potential - based on the candidate's skills, aptitudes and potential to support their department's undergraduate teaching or research activities

If your application has been successful you'll be notified by early April by our Funding Team. If you have any queries please email