Applicants to our PhD programmes may be eligible for competitive funding awards managed by the university. If you wish to be considered for one of our funded studentships, you must apply before the end of January for admission the following September. For September entry, the application deadline for most awards is mid-January. Students hoping to be competitive for funding awards should allow time to substantially revise their initial proposals following feedback from their potential supervisor(s). This means initial contact should be made before December of the year preceding the intended start date.
We have five main types of scholarship to support doctoral study within the department:
The application deadline for the Principal's Studentships, the BAME award and the China Scholarship Council is typically January for admission in the following September. For LAHP studentships you must apply separately to the LAHP for funding once you have made a direct application to Queen Mary. Application deadlines for LAHP studentships are typically slightly earlier.
Both LAHP and the Queen Mary Principal's Studentships are extremely competitive and we can rarely anticipate being granted more than two or three for our Film PhD applicants each year. For further information on PhD funding please consult: QMUL Research Funding.