PhD scholarships available in the School of English

University of Kent - School of English

The School of English invites applications for PhD scholarships to commence in September 2017. These include a share of 75 AHRC scholarships offered by CHASE, the Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England, and 50 University of Kent Vice Chancellor’s Research Scholarships.

PhD scholarships are available in all areas of English and we especially welcome proposals on topics supported by the School Centres:

  • The Centre for Modern Poetry
  • The Centre for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies
  • The Centre for Victorian Literature and Culture
  • The Centre for Studies in the Long Eighteenth Century
  • The Centre for Gender, Sexuality and Writing
  • The Centre for Creative Writing

Please see the School of English website for details of the School research centres and a full list of academic staff and their individual specialisms.

AHRC: Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England PhD Studentship awards

The current 2016/17 rate for the scholarship is £14,296 and for the UK/EU tuition fee it is £4,121. (Please note: only Home/EU students are eligible for CHASE scholarships.)

Scholarship rates and fees for 2017/18 are expected to be announced in March 2017.

Deadline: 11th January 2017

University of Kent Vice Chancellor’s Research Scholarships

Administered under the Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) Scheme. The current 2016/17 rate for the scholarship is £14,296 and for the UK/EU tuition fee it is £4,121. (Please note: this means that if you are an overseas student and you apply for a Vice Chancellor Research Scholarship you will have to fund the difference between Overseas and Home/EU fees.)

Scholarship rates and fees for 2017/18 are expected to be announced in March 2017.

Deadline: 30th January 2017

Successful applicants will normally meet all of the following criteria unless both the research proposal and references are exceptional:

  • Distinction or equivalent at Master's level in a relevant subject
  • Score of 8.0 in IELT test (where applicable)
  • First or equivalent at undergraduate level if still completing a Master's programme

Application requirements:

  • Personal data/curriculum vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • English proficiency certificate
  • Research Proposal
  • Transcript of records
  • References

Further Information: Please go to the School of English website for full details.

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