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PhD Studentships

Eligibility: UK/EU/International

Deadline: 30 January 2017


UEA Studentships

Social Sciences Graduate School Research PhD Studentships are offered to prospective candidates from the academic year 2017/8.

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 £14,296 per year), and a research training support grant. Note that 1+3 studentship will be offered at the same rate of £14,296 over the 4 years. International students are welcome to apply; a small number of studentships will be available to cover full international fees. Students who meet UK/EU residency requirements may want to explore additional ESRC funding that is available. Please see the Faculty of Social Sciences Graduate School for more information.

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 2017. Terms and conditions apply.

ESRC SeNSS Doctoral Training Partnership Studentships

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 ESRC SeNSS studentships please visit

Applications for 2018/19 entry will open from 2nd October 2017. For queries related to ESRC SeNSS, or if you would like to be informed when applications for 2018/19 open, please contact the PGR service via




More information on scholarships and funding

Information for International students

Information for Home/EU Masters students

SeNNS DTP studentships



MRes Social Science Research Methods



UEA Alumni Scholarship