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PhD Studentships

Eligibility: UK/EU/International

Deadline: 12 February 2016

UEA Studentships

Social Sciences Graduate School Research PhD Studentships are offered to prospective candidates from the academic year 2016/7.

The Studentships will be available under the Scheme to applicants who, in their research proposal, can clearly demonstrate academic excellence in areas relevant to the strategic interests of the School of International Development

Please see our International Development Research Areas and Academic Profiles for more details, and for the research interests of individual members of staff.

The Studentships cover tuition fees (UK/EU rates), a tax-free maintenance grant (currently £14,057 per year), and a research training support grant. International students are welcome to apply; a small number of studentships will be available to cover full international fees.

Applications for all studentships are invited from suitably qualified graduates. Candidates should typically hold, or expect to hold, a first degree with a minimum of 2:1 and a Master’s degree  with research methods training appropriate to the discipline, with a dissertation mark of at least 65%. Candidates who have studied outside of the UK should typically hold, or expect to hold, qualifications at an equivalent level to those mentioned above. Candidates will be interviewed, usually via telephone or Skype, as part of the selection process. EU and International applicants may be required to provide evidence of competence in the English Language.

To be considered for this award, you should make an application for admission to a PhD in the normal manner, but you should indicate the intention to be considered for an open studentship under the Postgraduate Studentships Scheme. Please contact either Dr Maren Duvendack or your potential supervisor to discuss any specific queries about your proposal or application. For more general enquiries, or for questions about the application process, please contact the UEA PGR Office:

Telephone: +44 (0)1603 591709

Please follow this link to access the online application form and guidance notes.

UEA Alumni 10% Scholarships

A scholarship of a 10% fee reduction is available to UEA Alumni looking to return for postgraduate study at UEA in September 2016Terms and conditions apply.


More information on scholarships and funding

Information for International students

Information for Home/EU Masters students