We are delighted to offer scholarship opportunities to talented applicants for the academic years 2023/24 to support and develop outstanding academic research. A scholarship is a form of financial aid awarded to exceptional PhD students.
Find out how to apply for our 2023/2024 HBS Open Scholarship. This is open to both UK and international candidates.
These competitive 100% tuition fee waiver scholarships within Huddersfield Business School are open exclusively to UK resident candidates.
We support excellent research by inviting applications from exceptional candidates to apply for a Huddersfield Business School Open Scholarship (six scholarships are available for 2023/24).
This scholarship covers a full fee waiver for all successful applicants, and an annual stipend of £3,500 (FT PGRs), which is reduced to 50% (i.e., £1,750 annually) for PT PGRs. The stipend is subject to PGR candidates making satisfactory academic progress and engaging fully with the research programme.
Successful candidates will be selected on a competitive basis following our selection procedure. They will be eligible to enrol on a research degree without any tuition fees for the standard registration period only. Fees will be waived for up to the first three years of full-time study for full-time postgraduate research candidates. Applicant fees will be waived for up to six years of part-time study.
The scholarship will not apply to any research undertaken outside of this standard registration period, including any write-up period.
Complete our online research degree application form to apply. Please make it clear on your application that you wish to be considered for our HBS Open Scholarship.
The application process requires all applicants to provide a cover letter, a CV, a research proposal, an MSc mark transcript and two letters from referees which should all be received before the application closing date. Failure to provide supporting documents by the closing date will make candidates ineligible for consideration for the award of the HBS Open Scholarship.
The cover letter should set out reasons why applicants should be considered for this award. This should outline how the proposed research and outcomes from the research would contribute to one of Huddersfield Business School’s research themes or subject specialisms, and the qualities that an applicant would bring to enable them to contribute to the research communities within Huddersfield Business School.
The research proposal should include the following:
The scholarships award committee will focus on areas such as the provision of a clear contribution and identification of a research gap, originality of research, rigour, command of the subject area, and use of suitable methods.
Applicants should also provide the names and contact details of two academic referees who will be able to provide references. Applicants for the Open Scholarship are not required to be graduates of the University of Huddersfield but must hold a distinction at Master’s level of study.
A shortlist of candidates will be prepared from the pool of applicants, in line with Huddersfield Business School PGR Scholarships selection criteria, who will be invited to attend an interview with a panel of academic staff. Successful candidates will be notified following this process.
The HBS Open Scholarship is open to all national and international applicants on a competitive basis following the selection criteria as outlined above. Applications are invited for doctoral study in suitable areas within business, management, economics and econometrics, and law.
Successful candidates are eligible to enrol on a research degree without any tuition fees for the standard registration period only. Fees will be waived for up to the first three years of full-time study for full-time postgraduate research candidates. Fees would be waived for up to six years of part time study. The scholarship will not apply to any research undertaken outside of this standard registration period, including any write up period.
Deadline TBC for September 2024 entry.
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We are seeking the very best graduates from across the UK to participate in our Chancellor’s Anniversary Scholarships Scheme, which gives those selected access to a full tuition waiver on their research degree.
To celebrate 200 years of the University of Huddersfield, which in 1825 was established as The Science and Mechanics Institute, we are awarding up to 60 Chancellor’s Anniversary Scholarships across all PhD disciplines.
These scholarships are available across all academic disciplines for research undertaken on either a full-time or part-time basis where there is sufficient supervisory capacity.
Our Chancellor’s Anniversary Scholarships are available for the standard registration period only; for doctoral awards this will be either 3 years full-time or 6 years part-time. The scholarship will not apply to any research undertaken outside of this standard registration period, including any write up period.
Our Chancellor’s Anniversary Scholarships Scheme is a competitive application process open to home (UK resident) candidates and to be eligible you must have achieved one of the following:
All eligible candidates will be subject to interview as part of the selection process.
This scholarship applies to eligible research degrees for 2023/24 and is open to home candidates (UK only).
Research degrees include the following awards; PhD, Professional Doctorates, Master’s of Arts by Research, and Master’s of Science by Research.
To apply, complete our online research degree application form. Please make clear on your application that you wish to be considered for our Chancellor’s Anniversary Scholarship Scheme.
For more information on applying, please visit our how to apply for a research degree page.
The following deadline dates will apply:
|PGR Start Date
|Application Deadline Date
|20th October 2023
The University of Huddersfield reserves the right to vary or withdraw the waiver at any point in future academic years.
All scholarship students must successfully complete progression monitoring at the end of each academic year to continue the scholarship award.
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