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Each year we offer fully-funded Research Studentships to support the next generation of leading academics. Funding is available across all research areas and it typically comprises three years of funding.

Self-funders or those with external funding sources are welcome to apply via our standard route at any time of year.

  1. Funding in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  2. Funding in the Faculty of Science and Engineering
  3. BAME Studentships
  4. Funding in the School of Medicine and Dentistry
  5. Deadlines
  6. Contact Us

Humanities and Social Sciences PhD Studentships

Eligible Subject Areas

We offer fully-funded PhD studentships in all areas that fall within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences for September 2023 entry. This includes the following eight Schools:

Science and Engineering PhD Studentships

Fully-funded studentships are available across this Faculty in five strategic research themes:

  • Environment, biodiversity and genomics 
  • Green energy
  • Engineering better medicine
  • Social interaction, health and wellbeing
  • Data-centric engineering

In addition to our general studentship competition, we also offer two studentships for UK BAME applicants.

Eligible Subject Areas

Doctoral programmes across all five schools within the Faculty are eligible for the funding. 

Candidate Eligibility

BAME Studentships:

  • UK students who identify as coming from a Black, Asian or Ethnic minority background. 
  • The proposed research project fits within the broader range of research themes in science and engineering within our five Schools.

Queen Mary Research Studentships:

  • Some awards are open to all nationalities, whiles others are open only to Home applicants. Check with your department before applying.
  • All subject areas are eligible but schools will be posting updates about which projects they are funding on their pages. There is no guarantee of funding for a particular subject area as this is highly competitive.

Doctoral Training Studentships:

How to Apply

Follow the step-by-step instructions on the How To Apply page before submitting your online application.

For most funding types there is one single application for admission and for funding. You should note the funding for which you would like to be considered on your application form.

Some Doctoral Training Programmes require an additional application to the funding partner. Please read the instructions on their website carefully and get in touch if you are unsure. 

BAME Studentships for Postgraduate Research Students

Queen Mary University of London offers four fully-funded doctoral studentships (tuition fees and stipend at the UKRI London rate) to UK applicants from a BAME background. 

Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry PhD Studentships

This School is organised into seven distinct Institutes and each has their own funding sources. Typically this comes in three forms:

Research Council Grants: These will be advertised, as they become available, throughout the year. Check our list of live adverts now.

Doctoral Training Schemes: Details of each of these can be found on our doctoral training scheme page.

Charity or industrial funding: These will be advertised, as they become available, throughout the year. 

Self-funders or those with external funding are welcome to submit a speculative application at any time of year. Prior contact with the proposed supervisor and discussion of the project is highly recommended in advance of submitting your application.

International PhD Funding Schemes

In addition to Queen Mary's studentships, we work with numerous international funding agencies to co-fund PhD studentships to support individual students from across the globe. Today, we are home to scholars from more than 50 different international sponsorship bodies.

More information about the scholarships available to you can be found on your individual country page or by using our searchable scholarships database.

The main funding partners we work with for PhD funding are:

Deadlines for PhD Studentships

Applications for PhD funding for September 2023 entry are now closed. 

Contact Us

If you have questions about any of the above, please contact us via the enquiry form or contact the relevant academic school directly. 

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