Research Scholarships in the School of Government and Society

The School of Government and Society is one of the leading UK and International Centres for governance, politics, international development, public management, Russian and European Studies.  

ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership Doctoral Studentships

As a member of the Midlands Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) the School of Government and Society welcomes applications for these studentships across the Politics and International Studies and Area Studies pathways. Potential candidates for the ESRC DTP studentships must have an offer of a place to study for a PhD. 

ESRC studentships will cover your fees for 3 years full time (or 6 years part time), plus some research and training expenses. In addition, you will receive a stipend at ESRC rates unless you have a fees-only award (available to EU applicants).  The ESRC awards require that you have completed a Masters in Social Research and you can apply for a 1+3 scholarship, which includes a Masters year, prior to commencing the PhD.  The deadline for applications for ESRC funding is 22nd January 2019. 

ESRC funding applications are managed by the ESRC Midlands Graduate School Doctoral Training Partnership.

Please see the Midland Graduate School website for more details on how to apply.

Please note, if you wish to apply for both School and ESRC funding, you must submit two separate applications. We strongly encourage students eligible for both scholarship competitions to apply for both.

School of Government and Society Doctoral scholarships

The School of Government and Society offers full time and part time PhD scholarships. Potential candidates for these scholarships must have an offer of a place to study for a PhD and therefore must apply for a place by 2 December 2018. 

Find out more about how to apply for these Doctoral Scholarships.

Please note, if you wish to apply for both School and ESRC funding, you must submit two separate applications.

Find out more about the timetable for applications.

Scholarships for international students

Full details of additional funding available from the University to international students can be found on the International fees and funding webpages.

Funding database search

To find out if you are eligible for any University of Birmingham scholarships or bursaries, please visit the Postgraduate funding database search.