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Doctoral studentships available at City, University of London

Doctoral studentships available at City, University of London

Research at the frontier of practice

City, University of London is offering 15 doctoral studentships starting in October 2024 as part of an ongoing commitment to recruit 45 outstanding researchers to our six Schools by 2025.

The studentships comprise a stipend that tracks the UKRI rate (currently £20,622 pa) and tuition fees. Successful applicants will also have access to additional resources provided by their School.


  • Funding is available for UK, EU and international students undertaking full-time or part-time study
  • Full-time students will receive a maintenance grant currently of £20,622 per annum that will rise in line with UKRI stipends. Tuition fees are also paid
  • In addition to resources within the Schools, project/consumable costs of £1,500 are provided.

Applications and deadline

The application and selection process is run through the School applied to and involves senior academic staff from the relevant disciplines.

To be considered for one of the scholarships you must submit an application to the relevant School at the link below. You must submit a full, online application by 29th January 2024.

Research Areas and Application Links

Our Schools are looking to recruit the next generation of talented researchers into areas of strategic importance. Please follow the links below to find out more details about what each School is offering.

  • Bayes Business School
  • City Law School
  • School of Culture and Creativity
  • School of Health and Psychological Sciences
  • School of Policy and Global Affairs
  • School of Science and Technology

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City, University of London

In the most recent Research Excellence Framework 2021, 86 per cent of City’s research was rated as 4* (world-leading) or 3* (internationally excellent). Our researchers are working to improve health and wellbeing, achieve social justice, protect minorities’ rights, tackle climate change, reform food supply chains, prevent violence, shape human culture, and provide innovative engineering solutions for industries among other issues. Our challenge-led and curiosity-driven research is conducted to the highest standards of quality and integrity, allowing us to support and improve lives across the world.

Since 2014, we have invested £200 million in our resources and facilities, doubled the proportion of academic staff undertaking world-leading or internationally excellent research, doubled our research grant income, and increased the number of PhDs awarded by 75 per cent. We secure external income from the full range of UK funding bodies and the European Commission, as well as receiving direct funding from industry to build capacity and to help drive our cutting-edge research agendas.

See our Research in Focus microsite for more information on research at City.

City, University of London is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in all its activities, processes, and culture for our whole community, including staff, students and visitors.

We welcome applications regardless of age, caring responsibilities, disability, gender identity, gender reassignment, marital status, nationality, pregnancy, race and ethnic origin, religion and belief, sex, sexual orientation and socio-economic background.