Silberrad Scholarships

2017-18 entry

Are you an Essex graduate and Home/EU student with excellent academic background? You could be eligible for our Silberrad Scholarships, worth £10,086 in 2017-18 and awarded for the duration of your PhD (subject to satisfactory progress).

The scholarship will pay your tuition fees and provide a stipend towards living costs. Two scholarships are available for 2017-18 entrants.

The Silberrad Scholarships are funded by a legacy from the Silberrad estate, bequeathed to Essex in 2007.


You can apply for this scholarship if you meet all of the following criteria:

  • hold a degree from the University of Essex (undergraduate and/or Masters), or are in the final term of completing a degree at the University of Essex
  • are classified as a Home or EU student for fee purposes
  • have an offer of admission (conditional or unconditional) for full-time PhD study starting in October 2017 (Professional Doctorates are excluded)

Full details

  • 2017-18

    University of Essex Silberrad Scholarships terms and conditions

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    Please read the full terms and conditions before applying for or accepting a scholarship or bursary. They contain important information about eligibility, how you'll receive your funding and whether this award can be combined with others or not.

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

Applications for 2017-18 are now closed.

After you apply

Scholarship recipients will be chosen based on:

  • academic ability - based on previous academic qualifications, normally a first or high 2.1 Bachelors degree and/or a Masters degree with distinction or merit
  • research potential - based on the candidate's research proposal submitted with their application, as well as their statement on the scholarship application form

If your application has been successful then you'll be notified by the end of April 2017 by our Funding team.