University support for postgraduates
University of Essex Social Sciences Doctoral Scholarships 2015
Our University of Essex Social Sciences Doctoral Scholarships support talented PhD students
to study at the University. These awards are available to students who can demonstrate an
excellent academic background and the potential for future achievement, as well as financial need.
They are awarded for each year of study during the standard minimum period of enrolment for your
degree, subject to satisfactory progress.
We are offering 12 scholarships in our Faculty of Social Sciences for entry in 2015-16.
The Departments of Government, Economics, Sociology, Language and Linguistics and The Essex
Business School are participating in the scheme. The award consists of a full Home/EU fee
waiver or equivalent fee discount for overseas students (likely to be around £4,000 in 2015-16),
living costs of £12,000 per year (combining an annual stipend (£8,000) and a Graduate Teaching
or Research Assistantship (£4,000) in years two and three), plus a training bursary of £250 per
year and Proficio points, which may be used to 'buy' advanced skills training.
This award is available to UK, EU and international full-time PhD students.
Successful international applicants will need to fund the balance of the tuition fees.
To be eligible, you must hold an offer from the University of Essex for a PhD, Integrated
PhD or part-time Professional Doctorate (not MPhil, Doctor of Medicine, Masters by Dissertation
or full-time Professional Doctorate).
How to apply
You should complete the University of Essex Social Sciences Doctoral Scholarship
application form online via your myEssex applicant portal. This will become available to
you once you have received an official offer of admission for a relevant course from the
Graduate Admissions Office.
Applications for the University of Essex Social Sciences Doctoral Scholarship close on 1 March 2015.
Candidates will be selected for the award of a scholarship on the following criteria:
- academic ability - based on previous academic qualifications, normally a Master's 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
- professional development potential - based on the candidate's skills, aptitudes and potential to support their department's undergraduate teaching or research activities
- financial need - based on evidence provided on the scholarship application form
Note, applicants may only receive one award administered by the University of Essex and, if an applicant is already in
receipt of another University award (including the Alumni Loyalty Discount), the larger of the two awards will be allocated
Successful candidates will normally be notified by the end of April 2015. Formal notification of a Scholarship award will be sent from the Funding Team.
For further information on PhD study at Essex, please see the web pages for the department to which you are applying:
Applying to the University
If you have not made an application for your course study, please complete our online application form.
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