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.

 

Scheme      Eligibility Duration and extent of awardHow to apply
Principal's Studentship Competition

UK, EU and international candidates 

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. 

Applications will be judged against the following criteria: the candidate’s academic record or relevant past experience; quality of the research proposal; strength of references; fit with supervisor(s); fit with the School’s research strategy

Up to 3 years covering tuition fees and a maintenance stipend

Candidates should apply for their place at QMUL via the online portal by 19 January 2020. On the online application form, they should indicate that they would like their application to be considered for the Principal's Studentship Competition. 

London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP)

Open Studentship Competition

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.  

Eligible applicants must already have applied for their place to study at QMUL.

Candidates who have already commenced their studies are eligible to apply provided that, at the start of the award, they have at least 50% of the period of study remaining (excluding the writing-up period).

Up to 3 years covering tuition fees, a maintenance stipend and access to research training support

Applicants should first apply for their place at QMUL here and then apply separately to LAHP for funding here

Please note that this competition will open on 29 November for October 2020 entry.

London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP)

Collaborative Doctoral Awards

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 should have a good undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline, and a Masters-level qualification or equivalent which meets AHRC requirements for research training. Applicants with relevant work/professional experience who are considering doing a PhD are also encouraged to apply.

Up to 3.5 years covering tuition fees, a maintenance stipend and access to research training support

Application forms must be completed and submitted by the doctoral candidate’s prospective academic supervisor at QMUL and not by the student themselves. Doctoral candidates can identify a prospective supervisor from among our academic staff (individual staff pages list the subjects on which academics are happy to supervise doctoral study). Doctoral candidates should contact prospective supervisors well in advance of the LAHP deadline to discuss funding proposals.

Please note that this competition has closed for October 2019 entry.

 
Wellcome Trust Doctoral Studentships

The Wellcome Trust provides studentships for PhDs in the Humanities and Social Sciences where the research is focused on health. 

Before applying for a Wellcome Trust studentship, candidates must already have secured their place at QMUL. You can apply online here.  

You can be of any nationality. You should usually hold, or expect to hold, a relevant Master's degree or have equivalent experience.

This scheme is not open to candidates who have already started their doctoral studies or who are receiving funding from elsewhere.

3 years, covering tuition fees, some research expenses and a maintenance stipend

Before applying for a Wellcome Trust studentship, candidates must already have secured their place at QMUL. You can apply online here. 

Applications should then be made directly to the Wellcome Trust here. Please note that applications will require institutional support, and thus applicants must contact the School’s Research Manager at least 2 weeks before the deadline in order to go through the internal approvals process.

Please note that this competition has closed for October 2019 entry. It will re-open in early 2020 for October 2020 entry.

Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholarships

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. More information about this scheme is available here.

3 years full time, covering tuition and a maintenance stipend.

Candidates should apply for their place at QMUL via the online portal. On the online application form, they should indicate that they would like their application to be considered for a Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholarship. Information on the application requirements is available here.

Please note that this competition has closed for October 2019 entry.  

Alun Turing Institute PhD Scholarships The Institute welcomes highly talented and proactive graduates who are significantly engaged in any of the topics core to data science and who are interested in engaging with the ethos of the Institute. 

3.5 years covering tuition fees, a maintenance stipend, a travel allowance and a conference fund.  

Applicants should first apply for their place at QMUL and then apply separately for funding here

Please note that this competition has closed for October 2019 entry.  

London Interdisciplinary Social Science

Doctoral Training Partnership (LISS DTP)

Studentships are only available for students who meet the residency requirements set out by the ESRC. If you are classed as ‘overseas’ or ‘international’ for fees purposes, then you will not be eligible for a LISS DTP studentship.   

Eligible applicants must already have .

Up to 3.5 years covering tuition fees, a maintenance stipend and access to research training support. 

Applicants should first apply for their place at QMUL and then apply separately to LISS for funding here

Please note that this competition has closed for October 2019 entry. 

China Scholarship Council

This scholarship is available to both new and continuing (current 1st year) students. 

All applicants must obtain an offer of admission from QMUL before applying to the CSC. 

Queen Mary will provide scholarships to cover all tuition fees, whilst the CSC will provide a living stipend for 4 years and 1return flight ticket to successful applicants.  

All applicants must obtain an offer of admission from QMUL before applying to the CSC.

The deadline for application is 12 January 2020.

 

More information on the application process is available here.

 

Commonwealth PhD Scholarships 

(high income countries)

These Commonwealth PhD Scholarships are for candidates from high income Commonwealth countries: Anguilla, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Canada, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Malta, New Zealand, St. Kitts and Nevis, The Falkland Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands.

To apply, you must be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by one of these eligible countries and you must be permanently resident there.

Applicants must first receive an unconditional offer to study at QMUL (apply here).

 

Awards are for full-time study only. They cover tuition fees, a living stipend, 1 return flight ticket and other expenses as outlined here.

 

Applicants must first receive an unconditional offer to study at QMUL (apply here) and should then submit a separate scholarship application to the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.

Please note that this competition has closed for 2019 entry.

 

Commonwealth PhD Scholarships 

(low and middle income countries)

 

These Commonwealth PhD Scholarships are for candidates from low and middle income Commonwealth countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Belize, Botswana, Cameroon, Dominica, Fiji, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritius, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn Islands, Rwanda, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, St Helena, St Lucia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia. 

To apply, you must be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by one of these eligible countries and you must be permanently resident there.

Scholarships are offered under 6 themes: science and technology for development; strengehtening health systems and capacity; promoting global prosperity; strengthening global peace, security and governance; trengthening resilience and response to crises; access, inclusion and opportunity.

Applicants must first receive an unconditional offer to study at QMUL (apply here).

Awards are for full-time study only. They cover tuition fees, a living stipend, 1 return flight ticket and other expenses as outlined here. 

Applicants must first receive an unconditional offer to study at QMUL (apply here) and should then submit a separate scholarship application to the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.

Please note that this competition has closed for 2019 entry.