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AHRC Studentships with the London Arts & Humanities Doctoral Training Partnership

The London Arts and Humanities Partnership (AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership) is pleased to invite applications from outstanding candidates for AHRC-LAHP Doctoral Training Awards for 2024/25 entry. 


Up to 90 studentships are available for postgraduate research students studying arts and humanities disciplines at:

The research topic must be within the subject areas covered by the AHRC.

LAHP funds fees and stipends for ‘Home’ students (£4596 fees and £19,668 stipend as of 2023/24. 2024/25 rate to be confirmed in April 2024). LAHP can award up to 30% of its studentships (including stipend) to ‘International’ (including EU) students. Funding is for three years’ full-time study or six years’ part-time study. Students can apply for an extension of up to six months for a placement or extended training. Students can also apply for funding to support research and training; impact, engagement and entrepreneurship; and student-led activities.

As part of its AHRC funding, LAHP offers a wide range of training and skills development opportunities and activities, some in partnership with major London cultural and business partners.

How to Apply

Applications for 2024/25 entry can be submitted via the LAHP application portal. The deadline for submitting an application is 26th January 2024 at 5pm.

Your named supervisor must also submit a supporting statement for the application – the deadline for this is also the 26th January at 5pm. Supervisors can be invited via the portal.

Please refer to the studentship competition information page and FAQs for more information. There is also an FAQ section for supervisors available here.

To be eligible for a LAHP studentship in the forthcoming recruitment round you must either:

  • Have submitted an application to commence a programme of postgraduate study at a LAHP partner institution in the 2024/25 academic year (i.e. to start in September/October 2024), or
  • If you have already commenced doctoral study, you may apply for funding for the remainder of your study, providing that, at the start of the AHRC award (1st October 2024), you will have at least 50% of the period of study remaining (excluding the writing-up period).


Funding is available for both full-time and part-time students. Awards cannot normally be deferred. Successful candidates will be assumed to be starting their studies in September/October 2024 unless there are exceptional circumstances approved by LAHP and the HEI.

Residency requirements

Both Home and International fee status students are eligible for LAHP studentships.

LAHP can award up to 30% of its studentships (including stipend) to international students. The AHRC will only fund the Home fee. The difference between the Home and International fee must be found elsewhere, e.g. from the HEI, an external funder or student contribution. Applicants should discuss this further with their prospective supervisors.

LAHP encourages all international applicants to apply to other funding sources that could cover the difference between the Home and International fee.

Please refer to the UKRI eligibility criteria for further information about ‘Home’ and ‘International’ fee status .

Studentship competition timeline

  • 27 November 2023 – Applications open via the LAHP application portal. Applicants MUST have submitted an application for PhD study at one LAHP partner institution before the application deadline (please note application deadlines for individual institutions might be different. Please check directly with your own institution).
  • 26th January 2024 at 5pm – Application submission deadline (including the Supervisor statement). It is the responsibility of applicants to notify their first named supervisor via the online portal in sufficient time before the deadline so that they can complete the Supervisor statement. Applications will be incomplete and cannot be submitted without the Supervisor statement. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered.
  • By mid-March 2024 – Students must be in receipt of an offer on their chosen PhD programme at a LAHP partner institution (LAHP conducts these checks directly with the HEI Admissions Offices)
  • 27th April 2024 – Offers of LAHP awards to successful candidates.
  • Within two weeks of the offer of a LAHP award – students to accept/decline the LAHP offer.
  • 1st October 2024 – Studentships to begin.

For further information, please refer to our website (studentship competition information page) or contact us at




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