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
- London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP) Open Studentship Competition
- London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP) Collaborative Doctoral Awards
- London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (LISS DTP)
- China Scholarship Council
- Commonwealth PhD Scholarships
Duration and extent of award: up to 3 years full time or six years part 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. 2 additional studentships are open to UK applicants from a BAME background.
How to apply: The next competition will be for October 2022 entry and will be launched in November 2021. More information is available here.
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 Home and International (including EU) applicants; for International students, LAHP will only fund the Home portion of the tuition fee (more information here). Funding is available for both full- and part-time students. Applicants must have secured an offer of admission to a PhD programme at QMUL before applying for LAHP funding.
How to apply: The next competition will be for October 2022 entry and will open on 29 November 2021. More information is available here. LAHP is running 3 information sessions for applicants on 9 November, 23 November and 7 December, which you can sign up for here.
Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDAs) provide funding for doctoral studentship projects, developed as a partnership between an HEI-based academic in collaboration with an organisation outside higher education (e.g. a museum). CDA projects provide opportunities for doctoral students to gain first-hand experience of work outside the university environment and enhance the employment-related skills and training a research student gains during the course of their studies. CDA projects also encourage and establish links that can have long-term benefits for both collaborating partners, providing access to resources and materials, knowledge and expertise that may not otherwise have been available, as well as social, cultural and economic benefits to wider society.
Duration and extent of award: up to 3.5 years full time, covering tuition fees, a maintenance stipend and access to research training support.
Eligibility: Applications must be completed and submitted by the doctoral candidate’s prospective academic supervisor at QMUL and not by the student themselves. Doctoral projects must involve collaboration with a non-HEI partner, which should be identified at the time of application.
How to apply: The deadline for October 2022 entry has passed.
Duration and extent of award: up to 3 years full time, covering tuition fees (Home rate only) and a maintenance stipend.
Eligibility: Studentships are only available for students who meet the residency requirements set out by the ESRC. Proposed research must be at least 50% social science (but can have a strong interdisciplinary component). Applicants must have secured an offer of admission to a PhD programme at QMUL before applying for LISS funding.
Duration and extent of award: up to 4 years full time, covering tuition fees, a maintenance stipend and one return flight. Remote study can be supported under extreme circumstances (COVID-19) but stipend payments will not be made until students arrive in the UK.
Eligibility: The CSC accepts applications from Chinese nationals (PRC only; not Hong Kong or Taiwan). Applicants must have secured an offer of admission to a PhD programme at QMUL before applying for CSC funding. Continuing students in their first year of study can apply for funding for years 2-4 of their programme.
How to apply: Candidates should apply direclty to QMUL for admissions and then separately to the CSC for funding. The CSC's scheme for 2022 entry has not opened yet, but more information is available here. Please email Flora Mckay (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions about the application process.
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: The deadline for 2022 entry is 1 November 2021. More information on how to apply is here.