Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) PhD Studentships in UK, 2019

Scholarship Description:

The University of Strathclyde is part of the Scottish Graduate School of Social Sciences (SGSSS) is delighted to offer five PhD Studentships which covers home fees and stipend for UK and EU students.

The Scottish Graduate School of Social Science is the UK’s largest facilitator of funding, training and support for doctoral students in social science. By combining the expertise of sixteen universities across Scotland, the school facilitates world-class PhD research. The school is funded jointly by the Economic and Social Research Council and the Scottish Funding Council.

Degree level:

Studentships are available to pursue PhD programme.

Field of Study:

Studentships are awarded to study Politics, Economics, Education, Law, Business, Accounting and finance, Management, Psychology, Social work and social policy, Management science.

Scholarship Award: 

Home fee, Stipend.


  • Research Council (RC) fees and stipend can only be awarded to UK and EU students and not to EEA or International students.
  • Five studentships are available.
  • Scholarship can be taken in the UK.

Eligibility Criteria:

A good honours degree at first or upper second class level, from a UK academic higher education institution.

  • Research Council (RC) fees and stipend can only be awarded to UK and EU students and not to EEA or International students.
  • EU students are only eligible for RC stipend if they have been resident in the UK for 3 years, including for study purposes, immediately prior to starting their PhD.
  • If an EU student cannot fulfill this condition then they are eligible for a fees only studentship
  • International students cannot be funded from RC funds unless they are ‘settled’ in the UK. ‘Settled’ means being ordinarily resident in the UK without any immigration restrictions on the length of stay in the UK.  To be ‘settled’ a student must either have a Right to Abode or Indefinites Leave to Remain in the UK or have the right of permanent residence in the UK under EC Law.  If the student’s passport describes them as a British citizen they have the Right of Abode.
  • Students with full Refugee status is eligible or fees and stipend.

English Language Requirements: 

Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Applying procedure Instructions:   

How to Apply: 

  1. Applicant contacts a Pathway Lead
  2. Register on the SGSSS GradHub
  3. Applicant/supervisor develop a proposal
  4. Applicant/ supervisor submit proposal, supporting statement and CV to the Pathway Lead
  5. Applicant will upload stage one of the application onto GradHub by 12 noon, 11th January 2019
  6. Faculty decision of nominated candidates to go forward to next stage by Friday 25th January
  7. Successful applicants will submit final versions of their applications to SGSSS by 12 noon, 7th February
  8. When SGSSS announce awards the applicant will apply to University of Strathclyde via the Pegasus portal

Scholarship Official Web Links:

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Scholarship Deadline:

January 11, 2019.

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