Funding for UK Students

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AHRC North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP) Studentships

Level of Study: PhD degree

Eligibility: UK and International (including EU and EEA) candidates.

Deadline: Friday 4 February 2022 (5pm). IMPORTANT: To apply for an award, candidates must have applied for a place on a programme by Friday 14 January 2022

Details of Award: All funded PhD students, whether UK or International will be eligible for a full award which includes a stipend to support living costs, and fees at the standard UKRI home fee rate. (The University will fund the difference between the Home and Overseas tuition fee for any successful overseas applicants)

In association with the North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP), each year Lancaster University invites applications from outstanding candidates for AHRC Doctoral Studentships. The NWCDTP expects to make approximately fifty awards across the whole range of arts and humanities subjects. A small number of these are likely to be for Masters study by candidates who show exceptional potential for doctoral research.

A wide range of subjects and pathways are available – follow the link for full details.

AHRC Studentships
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ESRC North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (NWSSDTP) Studentships

Level of Study: Masters Degree followed by a PhD ("1+3"), or PhD degree

Eligibility: UK and International (including EU and EEA) candidates

Deadline: 1st February 2022 (5pm)

Details of Award: All funded PhD students, whether UK or International will be eligible for a full award which includes a stipend to support living costs, and fees at the standard UKRI home fee rate. (The University will fund the difference between the Home and Overseas tuition fee for any successful overseas applicants)

Lancaster University forms part of the ESRC's North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (NWSSDTP). Each year around 60 studentships, covering tuition and maintenance, are available for those wishing to study in areas covered by the ESRC at Lancaster, Liverpool, Manchester or Keele.

A wide range of subjects and pathways are available – follow the link for full details.

ESRC Studentships
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Postgraduate Loan Scheme - PhD

Level of Study: PhD Degree

Eligibility: UK only

Deadline: -

Details of Award: Non means-tested loans for PhD students.

Information about funding opportunities for UK students, including Professional & Career Development Loans and Government Funding, is available from the Student and Education Services website.

Postgraduate PhD Loans
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The Peel Trust Studentship

Level of Study: All

Eligibility: EU (Non-UK), International (Non-EU), UK

Deadline: 28th May 2022

Details of Award: Award up to an individual maximum of £2,500 reserved for applicants aged 21 or over on the first day of the first term for which they are seeking assistance.

The Peel Trust Studentship (worth up to £2,500) is unique to Lancaster, and is reserved for applicants aged 21 or over on the first day of the first term for which they are seeking assistance. Both UK and international students may apply, with applications assessed on the basis of academic merit and financial need.

The Peel Trust Studentship
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Postgraduate Loan Scheme - Masters

Level of Study: Taught and research Masters degrees

Eligibility: UK, some EU/EEA and specific others (see guidance at link)

Deadline: entry TBC (see link for details)

Details of Award: Non means-tested loans for taught and research masters students.

Gov.UK Funding for Postgraduate Study
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UK Government Funding

Possible sources of Government Funding include Disabled Student's Allowance, Tax Credits, and (for UK part-time students) Government (state) benefits such as housing benefit, income support and council tax benefit.

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Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Doctoral Scholarships 2022

A number of Faculty Doctoral Scholarships are available in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Level of Study: PhD degree

Eligibility: UK students and international students (including EU and EEA)

Applicants must already hold an offer of a place to study a postgraduate doctoral programme in any department in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences before applying for a scholarship, and be due to commence their studies during the 2022-23 academic year.

Details of Award: Cost of tuition fee plus a maintenance award of £15,000

Deadline for Scholarship applications: Tuesday 22nd March 2022, 17:00 GMT

Applications for a scholarship are welcomed in the following disciplines of postgraduate study:

Architecture | Art | Creative Writing | Criminology | Design | Educational Research | English Language | English Literature | Environment, Culture & Society | Languages & Cultures | Film | Gender & Women’s Studies | History | Law | Linguistics | Media & Cultural Studies | Philosophy | Politics | Religious Studies | Social Anthropology | Social Work | Sociology | Theatre Studies

Download the Faculty Doctoral Scholarship Application Form 2022-23.

The shortlisting of awards is administered by individual departments. Please get in touch with the relevant departmental contact if you would like details of the shortlisting process:

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