Scholarships and Student Funding

Economics Graduate Research Scholarships

The School of Economics offer Graduate Research Scholarships for high-calibre PhD students in the 2022-2023 academic year.

The scholarship provides a stipend approximate to UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) rates plus tuition fees, and is awarded for four years, subject to satisfactory progress.

You will be considered for this scholarship on the basis of academic merit. Factors such as nationality and financial status are not taken into account.


Candidates must possess a distinction grade MSc in Economics from a UK University, or an equivalent overseas qualification. The Scholarship is awarded solely on the basis of academic merit.

Award Notification

The Scholarship is awarded to candidates who hold an offer for a PhD in Economics. There is no application procedure for this scholarship; your application for entry to the PhD programme will also be considered as an application for the Graduate Research Scholarship.

Queries regarding the scholarship should be directed to

There is no closing date for this scholarship. 

Please note that applications always exceed the number of awards available. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for other sources of funding and should not rely on this scholarship as their only potential source of funding.

Postgraduate Admissions

  • School of Economics

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