Fees and Funding


Human Rights Centre PhD Scholarship


The details
Postgraduate research (including PhD)
Essex Law School, School of Philosophy and Art History, Department of Government, Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, Department of Literature Film and Theatre Studies, East 15, Essex Business School, Department of Sociology, School of Health and Social Care

If you're a potential PhD student wishing to research the area of human rights, take part in the globally recognised work of the University of Essex Human Rights Centre and study for a postgraduate research degree in relevant departments*, you could be eligible to receive a full PhD scholarship to support you, including full tuition fee discount for three years of study, a stipend payment towards your living costs and Proficio funding towards training, conferences, and travel.

How to apply

You should apply for PhD scholarship funding separately from your online PhD study application. Your PhD scholarship funding application consists of a brief application form, including the statement addressing how your doctoral project may contribute to the globally significant work of Human Rights Centre.  You should apply for a place to study as soon as possible. The deadline for the online applications for PhD study and the deadline for the funding/scholarship applications to the Director of HRC is Friday 26 May at midnight GMT.

Full details

Please read the full terms and conditions before applying for or accepting a scholarship or bursary. They contain important information about eligibility, if you need to complete an application form and how you'll receive your funding.

Human Rights Centre PhD Scholarship - Terms and conditions for 2023-2024 entry (.pdf)

If you're a current student looking for information about an award you received, see our terms and conditions for previous years.