Number of scholarships to award
- tuition fee reduction
The University of Kent is proud to be part of the South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS) which has been accredited as a prestigious Doctoral Training Partnership by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) in July 2016. Our partners include City, University of London; Goldsmiths, University of London; the Universities of East Anglia, Essex, Reading, Roehampton, Surrey and Sussex and Royal Holloway, University of London.
SeNSS is one of only 14 UK ESRC-funded Doctoral Training Partnerships and will be offering a number of full-funded ESRC doctoral studentship to start in September.
These scholarships include a doctoral stipend (equivalent to the Research Councils UK National Minimum Doctoral Stipend; £18,622 for 2023/24). Tuition fees at the home rate and access to further research funding. If you are applying as an international candidate, Kent will waive the difference between Home and International fees.
- This award is open to both UK residents and international (this includes EU national) candidates.
To be classed as a "Home" student you must meet these UK residential conditions.
UK residential conditions:
- Be a UK National (meeting UKRI residency requirements), or
- Have settled status, or
- Have pre-settled status (meeting residency requirement) or
- Have indefinite leave to remain or enter
Study experience required
New students wishing to be considered for ESRC SeNSS funding must apply for a PhD at the University of Kent and complete a SeNSS HEI application by Friday 20 January, 12:00 Midday GMT.
You must have a supporting statement from a potential supervisor when submitting your Kent application.
Applicants are advised to discuss their research project with academic members of staff in the relevant school as soon as possible.