Fees and Scholarships Fees and Scholarships

Fees 2017/18

Home/EU: £4,195
Overseas: £14,800

2018/19 fees will be confirmed later in the academic year.


At least five studentships will be available in 2018/19 to applicants who can clearly demonstrate academic excellence in any area relevant to the strategic interests the School of Economics.

There are three main schemes under which you can apply for scholarships (see below). All three have identical academic requirements – a strong research proposal in any of the School’s fields of concentration and good performance on a relevant Masters degree or equivalent. The main difference between these schemes is in the deadlines for application, but competition will be fierce and you are advised to apply as early as possible.

Additionally, exceptional candidates with an interest in behavioural economics are encouraged to apply for the PhD Scholarship offered by the Network for Integrated Behavioural Science (NIBS) in collaboration with the School of Economics and the Centre for Competition Policy.

The School of Economics is a lively, research-oriented department, committed to excellence in high quality research and teaching. The School has a strong international reputation in Behavioural Economics and in Industrial and Competition Economics, and boasts rapidly expanding research clusters in Economic TheoryApplied Econometrics and Finance, and the Economics of Conflict. Please click to access details of our Economics Research Areas.

The recent Times Higher Education World University Ranking places the School of Economics in the top 150 Departments in the World, and the results of the Research Excellence Framework (2014) rank the School of Economics 8th among Economics departments for research outputs (Times Higher Education). 91.8% of the School’s research output is scored as either “world-leading” or “internationally excellent”, compared with an average score of 77% across all other Economics departments.

Candidates should typically hold, or expect to hold, a first degree with a minimum of 2:1 and a good Master’s degree with research methods training appropriate to the discipline, with a dissertation mark of at least 65%. Candidates applying for a 1+3 studentship should hold or expect to hold a relevant undergraduate degree. 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.

The Studentships cover tuition fees (UK/EU rates), a tax-free maintenance grant (currently £14,553 per year), and a research training support grant. International students are welcome to apply; a small number of the studentships will be available to cover full international fees. 

Studentship Schemes and deadlines for Application

ESRC SeNSS Doctoral Training Partnership Studentships:

Deadline: 21 January 2018

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The University of East Anglia invites applications for Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded studentship awards for the 2018-19 academic year. As a member of the South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS), a social sciences focused research and doctoral training partnership (DTP) funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), UEA will be offering fully-funded doctoral studentships over the next six years across 12 different training pathways.

For Further information about ESCR SeNSS studentships visit.
Applications for 2018/19 entry will be open from the 2nd October 2017. For queries related to ESRC SeNSS, please contact the PGR Service.

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Fully Funded PhD Faculty Studentships in Social Sciences: Economics

Deadline: 21 January 2018

Fully Funded PhD NIBS Studentships in Behavioural Economics

Deadline: 21 January 2018

The Network for Integrated Behavioural Science (NIBS) studentship will be awarded to an outstanding student interested in the application of behavioural economics to consumer engagement in markets, and the implications of the ‘behavioural consumer’ for the behaviour of firms and the structure and regulation of markets.

This student will work closely with the Network for Integrated Behavioural Science, a partnership of UEA’s Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science and Centre for Competition Policy with the Universities of Nottingham and Warwick.

To learn more about this opportunity, you are welcome to contact Professor Theodore Turocy.

Fully Funded PhD School of Economics Studentships

Deadline: 16 March 2018

Please note that, although these School Studentships have a significantly later deadline, competition will be intense and we encourage you to apply, if possible, early enough to be considered under all schemes.

To be considered for an 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 these studentships. Please look at our website for supervision and research interests in the School of Economics: Economics: Research Degrees (PhD/MPhil) - University of East Anglia (UEA).  Feel free to contact the Postgraduate Research Admissions Director, Professor Stephen Davies, if you wish to find out more about supervision possibilities.

To discuss the application process, please contact the UEA Postgraduate Research Office - email: pgr.enquiries.admiss@uea.ac.uk - tel: (01603) 591709. Please access and complete the application form to apply for a PhD.

SeNSS DTP studentships



UEA Alumni Scholarship