The School offers generous financial support to accepted candidates on a competitive basis. Full and partial 2+3 and +3 funding options are available.
School studentships are available to Home, EU, and International students wishing to join the MRes/PhD programme in the School of Economics and Finance.
The funding package includes a £20,622 annual stipend and fee waiver in the MRes years, and an enhanced annual stipend/TAship package and full tuition fee waiver during the three PhD years.
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.
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:
Studentships are available only to students who have already been accepted into our 2-year MRes programme, from Year 2 through the Ph.D. Please see the ESRC eligibility criteria before applying.
See the ESRC website for full details.
*Students who have been accepted onto our 2-year MRes programme can apply for 1+3 funding after they have enrolled.
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.
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).
c. £19,668 stipend annually (in line with 2022/23 RCUK rate) and full fee waiver.
Only students already in their 2nd year of the Mres programme or 1st year of the Ph.D programme at SEF can apply. Candidates wishing to be considered for this studentship must first consult their (potential) supervisors and the Director of Graduate Studies.
The China Scholarship Council Scholarships cover up to four years of study. As the MRes+PhD programme is a 2+3 programme, CSC applicants are encouraged to apply for CSC funding in year 1 of the MRes (after admission onto the programme). Eligible applicants to the MRes programme should note on their QMUL application form that they are applying for a School studentship for year 1 of the MRes and that they intend to apply for CSC funding for the remaining four years of study.
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.
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.
The scholarships will pay full overseas tuition fees and provide a stipend of £9000 to contribute towards the scholar’s living costs.
For more details, please see the HEC of Pakistan page and contact Mr. Nabeel Vehra at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MRes/PhD applications must be received by 31 March 2023.