Fees and Funding


The Chancellor’s PhD Scholarships


The details
Postgraduate research
All departments (excluding Essex Pathways)


Please note this scholarship is now closed for 2023-24

At the University of Essex we are passionate about our postgraduate research community. Our vision of Essex researchers is one of activists, advocates, change-makers, innovators, reformers and disruptive thinkers. Curiosity, tenacity, social action and impatience for change define our ‘Essex Spirit’. Our diverse community and international profile create an outward looking research culture underpinned by our values of inclusion and responsibility, academic freedom, respect, trust and evidence-based rigour.

The University of Essex is offering 17 PhD research Scholarships for students applying to any academic department for a PhD related to one of the following themes:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Climate and Sustainability
  • Coastal Communities
  • Health, Wellbeing and Ageing
  • Security and Resilience

How to apply

Please note this scholarship is closed and no further applications are being considered for 2023-24. The faculty will advertise details of future scholarship opportunities pending availability. 

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. 

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