University of Essex Psychology Doctoral Scholarships

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

2016-17 entry

Our University of Essex Psychology Doctoral Scholarship supports talented PhD students to study in our Department of Psychology. Three scholarships are available in 2016-17.

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 in each year 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 2016-17.

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 Essex ESRC DTC studentship starting in 2016-17, 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.

University of Essex Doctoral scholarships don't cover ESRC 1+3 applications but you'll be considered for an Integrated PhD if there is one appropriate for your studies. All other applicants must complete the online application form. Please note, applications for 2016-17 are now closed.

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 then you'll be notified shortly after the closing date by our Funding Team. If you have any queries please email