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PhD Studentships for UK/Republic of Ireland applicants – University of Reading

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  • A range of funding opportunities

    Around 150 entry awards available to outstanding applicants each year

PhD Studentships for UK/Republic of Ireland applicants

Funding for UK and Republic of Ireland citizens is available from a range of sources on a competitive basis.

Follow the links to find full details regarding eligibility, available finance, application methods and closing dates. We update the information here as new funding becomes available, so check back regularly to keep up to date. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to hear when we have added new studentship opportunities.

Funding opportunity Relevant for: Application Deadline

Doctoral Loans 

Apply for a loan of up to £26,445 for a 2020/21 start

  • All subject areas
  • Applicants from the UK
  • Applicants from the EU, starting in 2020/21 only
  • Full or part-time study

NERC SCENARIO Studentships

(environmental science-related areas)

Agriculture, Policy and Development |
Archaeology | Biological Sciences | Chemistry
Geography | Environmental Sciences |
Mathematics and Statistics | Meteorology
22 January 2021

AHRC SSW DTP Studentships

for the Arts and Humanities

Archaeology | Art | Classics | English Language and Literature | Film, Theatre and Television | History | History of Art | Law and Legal Studies | Modern Languages and European Studies | Philosophy | Political Studies and International Relations | Political Philosophy | Typography

25 January 2021
PhD Studentship - The Archaeology of Hidden Identity: The Case of a Female Burial from Lowbury Hill The Department of Classics  25 January 2021 
PhD Studentship: Reading Abbey: Connecting Archaeology, Heritage Management and Placemaking School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Sciences - Department of Archaeology  25 January 2021 
PhD Studentship in English Literature: Songs of a Factory Girl: Ethel Carnie Holdsworth and Radical Working-Class Women's Writing  School of Literature and Languages - Department of Literature 25 January 2021

BBSRC DTP in FoodBioSystems


Agriculture | Biological & Biomedical Sciences | Chemistry | Food and Nutritional Sciences | Geography and Environmental Sciences | Pharmacy 8 February 2021
Wilkie Calvert Co-Supported PhD Studentships All subject areas 1 February 2021 and 3 May 2021 (two application rounds)

University of Reading Regional PhD Bursaries

All subject areas 3 May 2021
SeNSS Social Science Studentships Agriculture, Policy and Development | Built Environment | Economics | Education | Law | Linguistics | Management and Business Studies | Politics and International Relations | Psychology | Real Estate and Planning Currently closed for applications. Details of the 2022/23 competition will be posted here in autumn 2021, please check back.

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