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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 University of Essex scholarships:

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

PhD scholarships

Doctoral Training Centre studentships

The Department plays a key role in the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Doctoral Training Centre at Essex, which offers studentships for talented Home/EU postgraduate students. A number of our courses are accredited pathways and eligible for ESRC funding through to doctoral research.

PhD studies are fully funded for either three years or four years (one year's Masters followed by three years PhD research) for those students taking:

University of Essex Doctoral Scholarships

Our University of Essex Doctoral Scholarships support talented PhD students pushing boundaries in their field of study. There are 34 awards in total 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 for 2018 will be announced shortly.

CHASE Doctoral Training Partnerships

The University, along with six partner institutions, is a member of CHASE: Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England, which has been awarded £17m from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to fund PhD studentships over a five-year period.

Applicants for PhD study in our Department can apply to CHASE for AHRC studentships. Funding covers fees, maintenance and professional development opportunities during your PhD.

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