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Scholarships and funding

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Supporting your studies

We offer many opportunities to fund your studies, including a broad range of scholarships funded by the University of Essex, doctoral training partnerships or centres, and external funding bodies.

We also offer a number of scholarships linked to our courses and department.

Masters scholarships

Course with linked funding 

PhD scholarships

Funding for MRes and Integrated PhD routes

University of Essex Social Sciences Doctoral Scholarships

Want to do a PhD? Are you a high achiever? Apply for our University of Essex Social Sciences Doctoral Scholarships to receive a fee waiver or discount, doctoral stipend, training bursary and Proficio funding for three years of your studies.

ESRC-funded SeNSS DTP studentships

Essex is part of the Southeast Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS) Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP), which is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). 

The SeNSS PhD studentship provides funding for three or four years of your studies. Overseas offer holders for PhD Economics are eligible to apply.

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