We offer many funding opportunities to support both undergraduate and postgraduate students, including a broad range of University of Essex scholarships, studentships within the School, and studentships from EnvEast.
Search our Scholarship Finder to see the funding you can apply for. Our range of scholarships and bursaries to support talented students ensure we remain accessible to all with the potential to succeed, regardless of financial circumstances.
Our University of Essex Doctoral Scholarships support talented PhD students pushing boundaries in their field of study.
There are 24 awards in total to be granted across our Science and Health, Social Science and Humanities faculties for 2018-19.If you have an excellent academic background and the potential for future achievement then you could be eligible.
PhD studentships are offered by the School of Biological Sciences, EnvEast (NERC-funded Doctoral Training Partnership) and the EU (Horizon 2020). Details of our current opportunities are listed below. For further information, please contact the Graduate Administrator, Emma Revill (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The ARIES (“Advanced Research and Innovation in the Environmental Sciences”) DTP trains postgraduate research students (PGRs) with excellent potential from across society, equipping them with the necessary skills to become 21st Century Scientists: leaders in the science and sustainable business of the natural environment. ARIES brings together expertise from five universities and over forty research-users.
To apply for one of the studentships listed below, please email a CV (including contact details of two academic referees) and a cover letter explaining your motivation and suitability for the PhD to Emma Revill email@example.com by the studentship deadline.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact members of the relevant supervisory team.
Academic freedom, together with creative and critical thought, is at the core of research in universities! Postgraduate students are encouraged to follow exciting lines of enquiry and publish their research findings. Published work becomes the cornerstone of scientific endeavour, and can have major impacts on society. In the School of Biological Sciences, for example, research has advanced our fundamental understanding of: mechanisms of cancer, limits of life, stress-resistance in crops, processes behind climate change, and the structure of haemoglobin that has led to the development of blood substitutes.
At the University of Essex, you can perform exciting research with excellent supervision that strikes the balance between guidance and encouraging independence. You belong to intellectually stimulating research groups, and, importantly, will find a friendly, supportive environment within departments and across the university. Essex provides outstanding financial support for training, field work, participating in conferences, and opportunities to interact with future employers.