School of Arts and Humanities International Scholarships

The School of Arts and Humanities International Scholarship scheme 2023-4 offers a £2000 fee waiver (i.e. reduction of full fee by £2000 per annum) to international/overseas applicants proposing high-quality research aligned to the School’s key areas of research. Find out more about the School of Arts and Humanities here

Applications will be assessed in terms of the quality of the proposal, the feasibility of the proposed study, supervisory capacity and the proposal’s alignment with the School’s research areas.  

Find further guidance on applying here.  
To apply, complete our online research degree application form.  

The closing date for applications for the scheme for a September 2023 start is 9th June 2023.  
The closing date for applications for the scheme for a January 2024 start is 20th October 2023.
To apply for this scholarship please add reference “SAH_2023_003” to the “other sources” section under “funding/fees” 

Criteria and further details 

The scheme is available for research for which there is sufficient supervisory capacity.

Candidates are encouraged to contact the potential supervisor to discuss the suitability of their proposal. All candidates will be interviewed as part of the selection process.  

Distance learning applicants and applicants for PhD by Publication are not eligible for this scheme in the School of Arts and Humanities.

We positively encourage applications from groups under-represented in postgraduate research, including (but not limited to) women, LGBTQ+ candidates, Global Majority / BAME candidates, candidates with disabilities, candidates with caring responsibilities, and care leavers. 

Candidates will be expected to live a commutable distance from campus and be on campus regularly in order to be an active member of the School’s research community. 

Full-time students will need to dedicate 35 hours per week to the degree and must not also be working full time. 

You are encouraged to design a project that can be completed in standard time; the Scholarship applies only to standard time. You would pay for any period of additional or writing-up time at the end of your research degree at the relevant rate, if you choose to take this in addition to your standard time.  

Please indicate on your application that you wish to be considered for this scheme. There is no separate application form. Those offered an award must take up their place within the relevant application cycle (enrolling September 2023 or January 2024). There is no opportunity to defer the award beyond the January 2024 entry point.