Sir Henry Thomas Scholarship for postgraduate study in Hispanic Studies

Level of study
Doctoral research
Subject area
Modern Languages and Cultures
EU, Overseas (Non-EU), UK
Type of Award
Deadline for applying
Closed 26/06/2020 (Note: competition closed for this year)

Award Description

We are seeking applications from outstanding candidates for a postgraduate scholarship for research in Hispanic Studies. We welcome submissions from prospective students intending to work in any area of Spanish, Latin American, Caribbean or Lusophone studies.

This is a full-time award for students starting their doctoral research (current students are not eligible to apply).

Further details relating to the Department and the wide range of research listings can be found on our website.

Please direct queries on the scholarship to: Professor Francis Lough in the Department of Modern Languages.

Value of Award

The Sir Henry Thomas Scholarship provides Home/EU fees and a stipend of £11,000 for three years, subject to satisfactory progress.  The successful candidate would commence study between September 2020 and January 2021.

International students can apply and if successful the Home/EU fee will be a contribution to the Overseas Fee.

Open to new applicants only (not to current students).

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should have a first class or upper second class degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.  To apply for the Doctoral award candidates should also have completed, or be completing, a masters degree in a relevant subject.

How to Apply

For an application for funding to be considered, we must have received the following by the relevant deadline:

  1. Application to study
  2. Completed funding application form
  3. Two valid references

Once you have made an application to study, you will need to complete the scholarship application form below.

Your application must also be supported by two references - please find the reference form below. It is your responsibility to forward the form to both of your nominated referees and tell them that their references must be submitted from a work-based email address by the application deadline. We would advise you to contact your referees ahead of the deadline to ensure that references have been completed and submitted.

Both the application form and references should be returned to

The deadline for applying is Friday 26 June 2020 at 4pm.