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MRes/PhD Scholarships

Summary: The School offers generous financial support to accepted candidates on a competitive basis. Full and partial 1+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 £16,000 annual stipend and fee waiver in the MRes year, and an enhanced £20,000 annual stipend and full tuition fee waiver during the 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 QMUL application form that you wish to be considered for Queen Mary funding.

MRes/PhD applications must be received by 31st January 2018. Offers will be communicated following this deadline.

Summary: 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 Londonand 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 £16,553 in 2017/18 (including £2,000 London weighting) and a potential AQE top-up. For full details see the ESRC website.

How to apply: Please submit a Queen Mary application by Friday 15th December 2017. 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 31st January 2018.

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

Eligibility: Principal’s studentships are available to Home, EU, and International students wishing to undertake research in any area of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and Engineering.

Value: c£16k annually (in line with RCUK rate)

How to apply: There is no separate studentship application process, the School will nominate candidates for the studentship 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 31st January 2018.

Summary: Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) 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, QMUL 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 click here 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 31st January 2018.

Summary: Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), 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 University of London (QMUL).

Eligibility: HEC scholarships are open to Pakistani applicants who satisfy QMUL’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 31st January 2018.

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