These are the deadlines for PhD studentships in the 2020/2021 recruitment year.

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

PhD and Studentship funding deadlines

PhD studentship

Application deadline
NRP Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership 23 November 2020
AgriForwards Centre for Doctoral Training 30 November 2020
EDESIA: Plants, Food and Health (Wellcome PhD programme) 11 January 2021
CHASE Doctoral Training Partnership 11 January 2021
Faculty of Arts and Humanities PhD Studentships 11 January 2021
ARIES (NERC Doctoral Training Partnership) 12 January 2021
Faculty of Science Studentships Competition 15 January 2021
Rotation PhD Programme in Plant and Microbial Sciences 18 January 2021
SeNSS DTP Studentships 18 January 2021
Faculty of Social Sciences PhD Studentships
- School of International Development
- School of Education and Lifelong Learning
- School of Law
- School of Psychology
18 January 2021
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences PhD Studentships 28 February 2021

Faculty of Social Sciences Studentships
-School of Economics
-Norwich Business School

15 March 2021

Leverhulme Doctoral Scholars

15 April 2021

Faculty of Social Sciences Studentships
-School of Social Work

16 April 2021
MRC DART To be confirmed
CHASE Doctoral Awards (CDA) To be confirmed



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


Start date Last date for submitting applications
  Home International
1 June 2021 31 March 2021 31 January 2021
1 October 2021 31 July 2021 31 May 2021
1 February 2022 30 November 2021 30 September 2021


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 2021 31 July 2021 31 May 2021


The EdD has a start date every other year. The next start date will be in October 2022.

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

November 2020

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

Doctorate in Educational Psychology (EdPsyD)

November 2020

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

Doctorate in Educational Psychology (EdPsyD) - Self-funded.

To be confirmed

Before completing the application, please read the important information on how to apply.

Self-funded applications are made on the UEA online application form

Doctor of Education (EdD) Date in 2022 to be confirmed
Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care (ProfD HaSC) 30 June 2021
Doctor of Medicine (MD) The MD has three available start dates. Please see the self-funded application deadline table for details