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School of Economics and Finance

MRes/PhD Scholarships

School Studentships

The School offers generous financial support to accepted candidates on a competitive basis. Full and partial 2+3 and +3 funding options are available.

Eligibility

School studentships are available to Home, EU, and International students wishing to join the MRes/PhD programme in the School of Economics and Finance.

Value

The funding package includes a £17,000 annual stipend and fee waiver in the MRes year, and an enhanced £21,000 annual stipend and full tuition fee waiver during the three PhD years in exchange for additional teaching commitments.

How to apply

There is no separate studentship application process, the School will nominate candidates for the studentships based on academic merit. Please indicate on your Queen Mary application form that you wish to be considered for Queen Mary funding.

MRes/PhD applications must be received by 31 January. Offers will be communicated within 6-8 weeks following this deadline.

ESRC LISS DTP

The London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (LISS DTP) will award a number of ESRC-funded postgraduate research studentships to support research and training in the social sciences at our three partner institutions – King’s College London, Queen Mary University of London and Imperial College. These are available for three or four years full-time (or pro-rata as part-time studentships), either as:

  • as a one-year MRes followed by a PhD (‘1+3’)*, which candidates apply for through our Open competition; or
  • as a three-year PhD (‘+3’), for candidates who already hold an MRes qualification

Eligibility

Full studentships are available to those who have settled status in the UK, Fee only awards are available to EU residents. Please see the ESRC eligibility criteria before applying.

Value

The ESRC studentship includes a full tuition fee waiver, an annual studentship of £17,009 in 2019/20 (including £2,000 London weighting) and a potential AQE top-up. For full details see the ESRC website.

How to apply

*Students who have been accepted onto our 2-year MRes programme can apply for 1+3 funding after they have enrolled.  

Direct PhD applicants for a September 2021 start must submit a Queen Mary application by Friday 11 December 2019. If the School wish to take your application forward, we will be in contact in early January to collaborate on the LISS DTP application form, for which the deadline is 29 January.

Principal’s Studentships

Queen Mary offers research studentships to the value of around £12 million to support PhD students each year. These include our own prestigious Queen Mary Principal's Postgraduate Research Studentships. Studentships are available on a +3 basis only to students wishing to undertake research in any area of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and Engineering.

Eligibility

Awards are open to both home and overseas applicants, for both full-time and part-time study. The number of available awards will be confirmed at a later date. Under no circumstances can awarded Studentships be deferred. Two awards are ring-fenced for BAME candidates (UK/home fees only).

Value

c. £17,609k stipend annually (in line with 2021/22 RCUK rate) and full fee waiver.

How to apply

Candidates wishing to be considered for HSS studentships must apply to QMUL by Wednesday 19th January 2022 (17:00). Please follow the guidance HSS Studentships Memo 2022 [PDF 185KB]. Please indicate on your Queen Mary application form that you wish to be considered for Queen Mary funding. Supervisors will complete Part 1 of the Studentship Nomination Form and submit to the Director of Graduate Studies. Schools will then evaluate their candidates according to the criteria in the guidance documents and submit their nominations to the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences by 24 February 2022.

 

China Scholarship Council (CSC)

Queen Mary University of London is one of the largest supporters of the China Scholarship Council (CSC) in the UK and welcomes around fifty new PhD students on joint QMUL-CSC scholarships every year.

Eligibility

CSC scholarships are open to Chinese students holding a PR Chinese passport (applicants from Hong Kong or Taiwan are not eligible). Applicants can either be resident in China at the time of application or studying overseas.

Value

Under the scheme, Queen Mary will provide scholarships to cover all tuition fees, whilst the CSC will provide living expenses and one return flight ticket to successful applicants.

How to apply

Please visit the China Scholarship Council Scholarships web page for details of how to apply. For queries on the application process, please contact researchadmissions@qmul.ac.uk.

MRes/PhD applications must be received by 27 January.

Students who have been accepted and have enrolled onto our 2-year MRes programme can apply for 1+3 funding in the first year of the MRes or 3 years funding in the second year of the MRes (to begin at the start of their PhD).

Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan

Queen Mary University of London, in partnership with the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, will be offering up to 36 scholarships per year to Pakistani students wishing to enrol in PhD research programmes at Queen Mary.

Eligibility

HEC scholarships are open to Pakistani applicants who satisfy Queen Mary's normal admissions requirements as well as certain criteria set out by the HEC.

Value

The scholarships will pay full overseas tuition fees and provide a stipend of £9000 to contribute towards the scholar’s living costs.

How to apply

For more details, please see the HEC of Pakistan page and contact Mr. Nabeel Vehra at n.vehra@qmul.ac.uk.

MRes/PhD applications must be received by 20 January.