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The Chancellor’s PhD Scholarships

The Chancellor’s PhD Scholarships

  • Level: Postgraduate research
  • Year of entry: 2023-2024
  • Country: All
  • Department: All departments (excluding Essex Pathways)

At the University of Essex we are passionate about our postgraduate research community. Our vision of Essex researchers is one of activists, advocates, change-makers, innovators, reformers and disruptive thinkers. Curiosity, tenacity, social action and impatience for change define our ‘Essex Spirit’. Our diverse community and international profile create an outward looking research culture underpinned by our values of inclusion and responsibility, academic freedom, respect, trust and evidence-based rigour.

The University of Essex is offering 17 PhD research Scholarships for students applying to any academic department for a PhD related to one of the following themes:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Climate and Sustainability
  • Coastal Communities
  • Health, Wellbeing and Ageing
  • Security and Resilience

How to apply

You will need to have applied for place to study with a department at the University of Essex before you can apply for funding. The key first step is to ensure the agreement of a prospective supervisor and submit the required documentation. Our online application process is quick and straightforward.

You can learn about postgraduate research at the University of Essex more generally and search for departmental research expertise on our website.

You should apply for PhD scholarship funding separately from your online PhD study application. Your PhD scholarship funding application consists of an application form which includes a statement of interest. You should download the application form, and return it along with your research proposal (which must relate to one of the five themes listed above) and CV to

You should apply for a place to study as soon as possible. The deadline for the online applications for PhD study and for the funding/scholarship applications to is Saturday 10 June at midnight GMT.

Full details

Please read the full terms and conditions before applying for or accepting a scholarship or bursary. They contain important information about eligibility, if you need to complete an application form and how you'll receive your funding.

  • The Chancellor’s PhD Scholarship - Application form
  • The Chancellor’s PhD Scholarship - Terms and conditions

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