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MPhil/PHD students

CMII offers several funding opportunities for prospecitve and current research students, the most important of which are listed below. Further funding opportunities can be found at UCL scholarships and funding.

The CMII funding panel will only consider your application for these scholarships if you have completed the UCL procedure for admission as a postgraduate research student by 6 December 2016. This can take up to four weeks. Applicants should ensure that they leave time for referees to submit their references.

Applications, references and letters of recommendation for the GRS, ORS and  Wolfson Scholarships should be sent directly to Dr Julia Wagner in the CMII postgraduate office. You are encouraged to send your applications by email. Complete applications (including references) must have reached us by the deadlines specified bellow.

Graduate Research Scholarships/Overseas Research Scholarships (GRS/ORS)

Up to 20 UCL Graduate Research Scholarships (GRS) are available annually to prospective and current UCL research students from any country. UCL Graduate Research Scholarships aim to attract high-quality students to undertake research at UCL.The Graduate Research Scholarships/Overseas Research Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and research potential Financial circumstances are not taken into account. All forms can be downloaded here. The departmental deadline for GRS/ORS applications is 6 December 2016 (this may differ from the deadline set by other departments).

Departmental Contact: Dr Julia Wagner

Wolfson Scholarships

Drawing on its history of support for higher education and interest in the humanities, the Wolfson Foundation is offering three postgraduate research awards in the humanities - these will be for three areas in history, literature and languages.
Wolfson Scholarships will be available in three disciplines that align closely with the Foundation’s interests: history, literature and languages. We are currently waiting for the Wolfson Foundation to confirm whether the scholarship will be available for the 2016/16 intake. If it should be available, the departmental deadline for the Wolfson scholarship will be 6 December 2016.


Please note: only UK/EU applicants are eligible.

Departmental Contact: Dr Julia Wagner

AHRC/LAHP Studentships

The AHRC-funded London Arts & Humanities Doctoral Training Partnership (LAHP) is pleased to announce it will be awarding up to 80 studentships for postgraduate research students studying arts and humanities disciplines at King’s College London, School of Advanced Study or University College London commencing October 2017.

Subject to availability, these awards will cover:

  • Tuition fees for a maximum of three years at the Home/EU rate
  • Annual maintenance grant or allowance (stipend) - £16,296 for 2016/17
  • LAHP has a limited number of full awards (fees and stipend) for EU students designated `fees-only’ by the AHRC

 Candidates should be aware that the LAHP studentship competition is a twin-track process, and they will need to apply

a.    for a place of study on their chosen PhD programme at one of the LAHP partner institutions, and

b.    to LAHP for an AHRC studentship

Applications cannot be accepted from students liable to pay fees at the Overseas rate.

The LAHP studentship competition will open for applications on 1st December 2016 and close on 29 January 2017. The strong recommendation is that students wishing to apply for a LAHP studentship should submit their applications for a place to study on their chosen PhD programme by 13 January.

Please see http://www.lahp.ac.uk/apply-for-a-studentship/ for further information.

LAHP Contact: Natalie Berry

Graduate Research Scholarships for Cross Disciplinary Training (One-Year)

There are 4 scholarships available to current research students who wish to spend an additional year of their MPhil/PhD or EngD in another UCL department acquiring research skills and knowledge from a different discipline, which can be applied in their normal area of research.  The deadline for this scheme is Friday 20 January 2017Further details will be published here shortly.

Studentships in Russian, Slavonic and East European Languages and Culture

Students planning comparative research that includes a focus on Russian, Central and East European languages and culture are encouraged to explore this funding opportunity.

Applicants for a CEELBAS Studentship must have already received an offer of a place at the university.