Scholarships and Student Funding

Economics Research and Teaching Scholarships

The School of Economics offer Research and Teaching Scholarships for high-calibre PhD students in the 2018-2019 academic year.

Each scholarship covers tuition fees and maintenance of £17,500 per year for the full three years of PhD study.  In return, you will work as a tutor and provide teaching assistance.

You will be considered for this scholarship on the basis of academic merit and your potential to provide effective teaching.  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 overseas equivalent 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. Those wishing to be considered for this award should indicate this on their application form when applying for the PhD in Economics.

Deadline Date: 31 July 2019.

Successful candidates will be notified by School of Economics in August.

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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