School of History

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FUNDING

PhD applicants to the School of History are eligible to apply for a range of scholarships. Queen Mary also offers successful applicants the opportunity to apply for additional funding on arrival.

Please note that, with the exception of the Principal's Studentship competition and Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Studentships, all funding schemes require you to apply separately for your place at QMUL, which you must already have been offered before you can secure funding.

 

Principal's Studentship Competition

Duration and extent of award: up to 3 years full time, covering tuition fees and a maintenance stipend.

Eligibility: open to UK, EU and international applicants. Candidates should have obtained at least a 2:1 undergraduate degree and a (completed or predicted) Master’s degree (preferably with Distinction) in a related area of history.

How to apply: applications closed for 2020 entry.

London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP) Open Studentship Competition

Duration and extent of award: up to 3 years full time, covering tuition fees, a maintenance stipend and access to research training support.

Eligibility: LAHP studentships are open to UK and EU students who meet the residency requirements as detailed on pages 13-14 of the RCUK Conditions of Research Council Training Grants. Applicants must have secured an offer of admission to a PhD programme at QMUL before applying for LAHP funding.

How to apply: applications closed for 2020 entry.

London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP) Collaborative Doctoral Awards

Duration and extent of award: up to 3 years full time, covering tuition fees, a maintenance stipend and access to research training support.

Eligibility: LAHP studentships are open to UK and EU students who meet the residency requirements as detailed on pages 13-14 of the RCUK Conditions of Research Council Training Grants. Application forms must be completed and submitted by the doctoral candidate’s prospective academic supervisor at QMUL and not by the student themselves.

How to apply: applications closed for 2020 entry.

Wellcome Trust Doctoral Studentships

Duration and extent of award: up to 3 years full time, covering tuition fees, a maintenance stipend and some research expenses.

Eligibility: The Wellcome Trust provides studentships for PhDs in the Humanities and Social Sciences where the research is focused on health. Applicants must have secured an offer of admission to a PhD programme at QMUL before applying for Wellcome funding.

How to apply: applications closed for 2020 entry.

Levehulme Trust Doctoral Studentships: Mobile People

Duration and extent of award: up to 3 years full time, covering tuition fees and a maintenance stipend.

Eligibility: This major research project is co-directed by Professors Engin Isin and Kimberley Hutchings (School of Politics), and involves 21 PhD research projects (2018-2023). It is concerned with how the world is being dynamically constituted by mobile people in active and novel ways and how this affects fundamental social and political institutions. The projects must be interdisciplinary, and PhD students need to have co-supervisors in two Schools. 

How to apply: applications closed for 2020 entry.

London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (LISS DTP)

Duration and extent of award: up to 3 years full time, covering tuition fees and a maintenance stipend.

Eligibility: Studentships are only available for students who meet the residency requirements set out by the ESRC. Applicants must have secured an offer of admission to a PhD programme at QMUL before applying for LISS funding.

How to apply: applications closed for 2020 entry.

China Scholarship Council

Duration and extent of award: up to 4 years full time, covering tuition fees and a maintenance stipend.

Eligibility: Applicants must have secured an offer of admission to a PhD programme at QMUL before applying for CSC funding.

How to apply: applications closed for 2020 entry.

Commonwealth PhD Scholarships (high income countries)

Extent of award: tuition fees and maintenance stipend.

Eligibility: Applicants must be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country and be able to show evidence of permanent residence in that country. Applicants must have secured an offer of admission to a PhD programme at QMUL before applying for CSC funding.

How to apply: Applicants should apply directly to the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission by 17:00 (BST) on 20 July 2020 for January 2021 entry.

Commonwealth PhD Scholarships (low income countries)

Extent of award: tuition fees and maintenance stipend.

Eligibility: Applicants must be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country and be able to show evidence of permanent residence in that country. 

How to apply: applications closed for 2020 entry.