Funding for UK Students
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 3 February 2023 (5pm). IMPORTANT: To apply for an award, candidates must have applied for a place on a programme by Friday 13 January 2023
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 wide range of subjects and pathways are available – follow the link for full details.AHRC Studentships
ESRC North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (NWSSDTP) Studentships
Level of Study: Master's Degree followed by a PhD ("1+3"), or PhD degree
Eligibility: UK and International (including EU and EEA) candidates
Deadline: 1st February 2023 (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
Postgraduate Loan Scheme - PhD
Level of Study: PhD Degree
Eligibility: UK only
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
The Peel Trust Studentship
Level of Study: All
Eligibility: EU (Non-UK), International (Non-EU), UK
Open for applications: 10th March 2023
Deadline: 29th May 2023
Details of Award: Award up to an individual maximum of £4000 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 £4000) 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
Postgraduate Loan Scheme - Master's
Level of Study: Taught and research Master's 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 Master's students.Gov.UK Funding for Postgraduate Study
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.Gov.UK Funding for Postgraduate Study
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Doctoral Scholarships 2023
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 2023-24 academic year. We warmly welcome applications from students in all diversity groups. Two of the scholarships are reserved for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) applicants from the UK.
Details of Award: Cost of tuition fee plus a maintenance award equal to the UKRI minimum award, currently £17,688.
Deadline for Scholarship applications: Tuesday 21st March 2023, 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 Studies | History | Law | Linguistics | Media & Cultural Studies | Philosophy | Politics | Religious Studies | Social Anthropology | Social Work | Sociology | Theatre Studies
- Important: Please read the Faculty Doctoral Scholarships Further Information 2023-24 before applying.
Download the Faculty Doctoral Scholarship Application Form 2023-24.
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:
- Politics/Philosophy/Religion (PPR) PPR Postgraduate Office: email@example.com
- English & Creative Writing Kelly Camm: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Languages & Cultures Felicity Scott: email@example.com
- Linguistics & English Language PhD by research: Peter Davies: firstname.lastname@example.org, PhD by thesis and coursework: Elaine Heron: email@example.com
- Sociology firstname.lastname@example.org
- History Rebecca Sheppard: email@example.com
- LICA Angie Stead: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Educational Research Alison Sedgwick: email@example.com
- Law Shana Henriques: firstname.lastname@example.org