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Scholarships for doctoral students in DIS

The earlier application deadline (15 January of the year of entry) is designed in particular for those who wish to be considered for scholarships available through UCL or who need an early decision for an independent scholarship application, such as to the British Council or Commonwealth Scholarships Commission.

DIS is part of the AHRC-funded London Arts and Humanities Partnership which funds doctoral scholarships. Please see the web site at: http://www.lahp.ac.uk/

Nominations for these scholarships will be considered as part of the application process for places on the doctoral programme. If you wish to be considered, please make a note of this in your application papers. Please note the earlier deadlines for these scholarships.

If your research is in the area of science and engineering in arts and heritage, you might want to apply for a scholarship in the EPSRC-funded Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage and Archaeology (SEAHA) at UCL. Please see the website at:http://www.seaha-cdt.ac.uk

DIS has been successful in obtaining occasional scholarships for students to undertake research in specific areas. There have been several Collaborative Doctoral Awards funded by AHRC in the field of archives and records management. The CDPartnerships may be suitable for research which has a cultural application: see details on the AHRC website. There is usually an early December deadline for an application to go to the cultural partner.

Industry-funded scholarships are occasionally available. These are advertised when they are available and interested applicants are invited to apply specifically for the funded place.

UCL has a small number of Research Scholarships available through open competition for both UK and international students, but none are ring fenced for research students accepted in DIS, and you should be aware that competition is extremely fierce. If you wish to be considered your name has to be put forward by the DIS Graduate Tutor: you cannot apply directly. If you wish to be considered, please indicate this in your application.

Many of our research students are funded by scholarships which they have obtained themselves from in-country or regional competitions; some others are self-funded. A few part-time students have obtained financial support from their employers. It is very important that you think about how to finance your studies when you apply to us. You will need a robust funding plan since doctoral study is an expensive undertaking!

For information on tuition fees, please see: www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/paying-your-degree

The Research Administrator can be contacted by email (ian.evans@ucl.ac.uk) if you have any queries relating to research studies in the Department.