These are the deadlines for PhD studentships in the 2023/2024 recruitment year.

Details for each individual studentship can be found either via our course search or on the studentship's host website.  

PhD and Studentship funding deadlines

PhD studentship

Application deadline
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences PhD Studentships 15 January 2024
NRP Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership 20 November 2023
Faculty of Science Studentships Competition 27 November 2023
EDESIA: Plants, Food and Health (Wellcome PhD programme) 29 November 2023
John Innes Foundation Rotation Programme 29 November 2023
China Scholarship Council TBC
MMB DTP 8 January 2024
ARIES (NERC Doctoral Training Partnership) 10 January 2024
Leverhulme Critical Decade 6 November 2023
SENSS DTP Studentships UEA PhD application deadline - midnight on Wednesday 24 January 2024 SENSS studentship application deadline - midday on Friday 9 February 2024
CHASE Doctoral Awards (CDA) TBC
CHASE Doctoral Training Partnership UEA PhD application deadline - midnight on Friday 15 December 2023

CHASE studentship application deadline - midday on Friday 26 January 2024
AgriForwards Centre for Doctoral Training TBC


PhD project deadlines

Additional deadlines for individual PhD projects both self-funded and funded can be found on the Postgraduate Research PhDs and Studentships in our course finder

Self-funded research degree start dates and deadlines

Start date Last date for submitting applications
  Home International
1 February 2024 30 November 2023 30 September 2023
1 June 2024 31 March 2024 31 January 2024
1 October 2024 31 July 2024 31 May 2024


Please note that not all of the start dates are available for each school. Contact the Postgraduate Research Service for more information.

The School of Global Development* only has an October start date. 

School of Global Development* - last date for submitting applications
Start Date Home  International
1 October 2023 31 July 2023 31 May 2023


The EdD has a start date every other year. The next start date is expected to be in October 2024.

Professional Doctorates
Course title Application deadline
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (ClinPsyD)

22 November 2023 (1:00 pm UK time)

Applications for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology are made through the Leeds Clearing House

Doctorate in Educational Psychology (EdPsyD)

15 November 2023 (5pm)

Applications for the Doctorate in Educational Psychology funded places are made through the Association of Educational Psychologists

Doctor of Education (EdD)

Date in 2024 to be confirmed

Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care (ProfD HaSC) TBC
Doctor of Medicine (MD) The MD has three available start dates. Please see the self-funded application deadline table for details




*As part of their 50th anniversary celebration in 2023, the School of International Development has changed its name to the School of Global Development.