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 fundingĀ 

PhD scholarships

Funding for MRes and Integrated PhD routes

University of Essex Doctoral Scholarships

Our University of Essex Doctoral Scholarships support talented PhD students pushing boundaries in their field of study. Awards are to be granted across our Social Sciences, Humanities and Science and Health faculties for 2018.

If you have an excellent academic background and the potential for future achievement then you could be eligible.

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.

Applications will re-open in 2018.

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.

Applications close on Monday 5 February 2018.

China Scholarship Council award

The University of Essex is offering ten full tuition fee-waivers for PhD students from China. These awards are held in conjunction with a stipend covering costs to be provided by the China Scholarship Council.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate the potential to perform outstandingly at doctoral level.

Applications close on Wednesday 14 February 2018.

Silberrad Scholarships

The University of Essex Silberrad Scholarships will be awarded by the University to provide support for its own graduates to pursue PhD study. The scholarships are funded by a legacy from the Silberrad Estate, which was bequeathed to the University in 2007.

Applications close on Monday 12 February 2018.

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