Postgraduate Research Studentships

Queen Mary offers research studentships to the value of around £12 million to support PhD students each year. These include our own prestigious Principal's Postgraduate Research Studentships, as well as Research Council UK (RCUK) funded studentships, funding from industry, and from research charities and cultural institutions.

The Postgraduate Research Studentships set out on this page typically provide funding for up to three years of PhD study. The studentships cover tuition fees and provide maintenance paid at a rate of c£17,000 pa. We anticipate offering up to 100 studentships for entry in September 2020. They include:

  • QMUL Principal's Postgraduate Research Studentships. These are available to applicants of any nationality, for PhDs in any area of the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS), Science and Engineering (S&E). There is no separate application process for these awards but they are often tied to advertised projects so check the departmental webpage for specific information. Application deadlines for Principal's Postgraduate Research Studentships:
    • Law - 7th December 2020
    • HSS (except law) - 19th January 2020
    • S&E - 31st January 2020
  • Research Council Studentships, including DTPs are generally restricted to Home and EU students researching particular subject areas. In general, there is no separate institutional application process for these awards. The applicaiton process varies by funder; please see guidance notes here.    Application deadllines for Research Council Studentships.
    • HSS - 19th January 2020
    • S&E - 31st January 2020
  • The Alan Turing Institute studentships. These were introduced in 2020, come with a generous stipend (£20,500/yr) and are available across 12 of our academic Schools and Institutes, all with a link to Data Science or Artificial Intelligence. For more information click here. 

For further information about the Postgraduate Research Studentships available in your subject area at this time, or to find out about the progress of your studentship application, please use the contact list for Schools

All QMUL's Postgraduate Research Studentships are administered directly by academic Schools and Institutes: they are committed to finding funding for exceptional candidates, so please do not hesitate to get in touch for further guidance.