I would like to apply for a postgraduate scholarship – how do I go about this?
Please visit www.birmingham.ac.uk/artslawscholarships for full details on the application process.
For specific information on AHRC funding, the ‘How to Apply’ section of our AHRC web page may also be of use: www.birmingham.ac.uk/students/fees/dr/AHRC-research-council.aspx
I am an applicant from the UK – what awards am I eligible for?
UK students are eligible for all awards except Elite scholarships.
What details and documents do I need to provide when applying for the AHRC funding?
A full list of documents required can be found here: www.birmingham.ac.uk/ahrc
I have applied for AHRC funding – how do I apply for other awards?
All applicants for AHRC are automatically registered for all other awards for which they are eligible.
I am an overseas applicant, from outside the EU – what awards am I eligible for?
You are welcome to apply for all College, School and University awards, but only EU nationals can apply to the AHRC.
How many awards are offered by the College?
We have over 10 College awards, in addition to University and school prizes. All grants are very competitive, but excellent students win them!
Can I use the same references when applying for college funding as I used when applying for my course?
Yes, these references can be the same.
When does the College of Arts and Law require my references?
The College will need to receive your references by the application deadline (28 January 2013 for AHRC, ESRC and College doctoral scholarships; 25 April 2013 for College/School M-level scholarships, except the LLM). We recommend that you contact referees directly and ensure that they send them to us by this date.
Who should provide my references?
Normally references will be from two academics that you have worked with previously. Alternatively, references might come from old bosses or colleagues, but not from friends or family.
Could a potential supervisor act as my referee?
When applying for my PhD, how long should the research proposal be?
We recommend a length of approximately one and a half pages.
I understand that doctoral awards cover both fees and maintenance – how much can I expect the maintenance figure to be?
The rate changes from year to year, but you can expect it to be in the region of £13,000 per annum.
I am still having problems – where can I find additional help?
Please call 0121 414 2898 – they should be able to guide you through the application process.