These are the deadlines for PhD studentships in the 2022/2023 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 13 November 2022
NRP Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership 21 November 2022
Faculty of Science Studentships Competition 27 November 2022
EDESIA: Plants, Food and Health (Wellcome PhD programme) 30 November 2022
John Innes Foundation Rotation Programme 30 November 2022
Faculty of Arts and Humanities PhD Studentships 15 December 2022
China Scholarship Council 6 January 2023
MMB DTP 9 January 2023
ARIES (NERC Doctoral Training Partnership) 11 January 2023
Leverhulme Critical Decade 18 January 2023
SeNSS DTP Studentships 20 January 2023
(UEA PhD application: 15 December 2022 for Art and Humanities applicants or 4 January 2023 for Social Sciences and Science)
Faculty of Social Sciences Studentships (Global Development) 20 January 2023
School studentships - Global Development 20 January 2023
CHASE Doctoral Awards (CDA) 27 January 2023
CHASE Doctoral Training Partnership 27 January 2023
(UEA application deadline 15 December 2022)
Faculty of Social Sciences Studentship January 2023
AgriForwards Centre for Doctoral Training Round 1: 20 November 2022
Round 2: 16 Feb 2023
Faculty of Social Sciences Studentships (Psychology) 22 February 2023
Faculty of Social Sciences Studentships (Economics, Education and Lifelong Learning, Law, Social Work) 24 March 2023
Faculty of Social Sciences (Norwich Business School) 31 March 2023


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 2023 31 July 2023 31 May 2023


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 International Development* only has an October start date. 

School of International 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)

16 November 2022

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

Doctorate in Educational Psychology (EdPsyD)

16 November 2022

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) 18 June 2023
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, the School of International Development is changing its name to the School of Global Development from 1 August 2023.