Please follow the process below to help you prepare and submit your application.
1. Identify and speak to a prospective supervisor
On the web pages for our academic schools and departments, you will find staff lists which you can use to identify a prospective supervisor. Please contact a prospective supervisor to discuss project options before completing the application. If you have difficulty identifying a prospective supervisor, the PGR Director for the relevant department may be able to help you.
2. Apply for a place on a postgraduate research course
Once you have discussed your project with a prospective supervisor you will need to make an application for a place through the relevant course page.
Please make sure you indicate on your application that you are applying for the Vice Chancellors Studentship Award 2022.
The deadline to apply for a place on a doctoral programme for this studentship award is Monday 17 January 2022 at 23:59 GMT.
3. Complete the Doctoral College studentships award application
In addition to applying for a place on a postgraduate research course, you will also need to complete the application form (WORD). This is your application for funding and will be used to select successful candidates for funding. Please also refer to the guidance notes (PDF) which will assist you in filling in the application form.
Once you have completed your form, please submit it to [email protected] by the deadline of Monday 17 January 2022 at 23:59 GMT. Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.
4. What happens next?
Following the deadline, your application will be considered by an academic panel. You will be informed whether you have been successful in securing a studentship award by Tuesday 1 March 2022. If you are successful, you will be required to start your program in October 2022.