Scholarships and Student Funding

School of Divinity PhD Research Scholarships

The School of Divinity is delighted to invite applications from outstanding candidates for its Doctoral Scholarships Awards for 2023-2024 entry.


There are a range of awards which include:

  • Two D W D Shaw Scholarship awards which provide full tuition fees and an annual stipend. The stipend will be set to the UKRI level for 2023/24. The UKRI level for 2022-23 is currently £17,668 for full-time students, or the pro-rata equivalent for part-time students.
  • A number of fully funded tuition fee awards
  • A number of awards at 50% of tuition fees 

Tuition fee awards will automatically be deducted from your tuition fee.

These awards will be tenable for the prescribed period of study (36 months full-time/72 months part-time).

All scholarship award holders are expected to be energetic members of our postgraduate community and will engage with opportunities to present their work to the wider student and staff body during the period covered by their award.  We offer our postgraduates a range of training and development opportunities appropriate to their programme of study.


The scholarships will be awarded to new applicants who have applied for admission to a PhD degree programme of study at the University commencing in September 2023. 

Applicants must have a UK first class or 2:1 honours degree at undergraduate level with a mark of at least 65% in a relevant subject, and typically a specialist masters degree with a high level of attainment (at least 67% in both coursework and dissertation), or their international equivalents.  

Applications will be considered from UK/Overseas applicants wishing to study on-campus full-time/part-time/online distance learning programmes.


Applicants must be of outstanding academic merit and research potential.


Applications for the 2023-2024 academic session are no longer being accepted for this scholarship as the 2nd of February deadline has now passed.

 Frequently Asked Questions


 All applicants will be notified of the outcome by the end of March 2023.

Further Information

Please contact for more details.

Please note that applications always exceed the number of awards available. Applicants are advised to apply to other funding agencies in addition to these funds.