Department of Political Science


Funding Opportunities

Funding opportunities and scholarships across the Department. Please note that Applicants must submit an application to UCL for an offer of admission by December 9th 2022 in order to be considered for funding. Successful applicants will be considered for funding nominations in January 2023. Please note the deadline for the preliminary ESRC application is November 30th 2022, please consult their website for details Please read the instructions for each scholarship carefully and follow the instructions.
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Clara Collet Departmental PhD Awards

The department offer 4-year PhD Scholarships to prospective PhD candidates starting in 2023 for UK and EU & Overseas students. UK Students are eligible for home fees and a stipend, 2023 rate to be announced.  EU/Overseas conditions tbc

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AHRC Doctoral Competition, London Arts and Humanities Partnership

Subject to availability, these awards will cover tuition fees for a maximum of 3 years at the Home rate, the stipend and fees for 22/23 are provisionally set to £17,609 and fees £4,500.  For EU/Overseas students, please consult website for eligibility details. Applicants must secure the Departmental recommendation in January 2023 before submitting an application 


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ESRC Doctoral Competition

ESRC Studentships are awarded annually by open competition to prospective PhD students at UCL. UK Students are eligible for home fees and a stipend,  2022 rate to be announced.  EU/International applicants are eligible to apply and receive the home fee element plus the stipend; 2022 to be announced.  Please note that the International fee will be charged in this case and any payments of the additional fee element will be need to be discussed firstly with the Political Science PhD Departmental Administrator.
Projects using Advanced Quantitative Methods (AQM) are eligible to apply for a full award including a stipend regardless of their fee status with UCL (Home, EU or International). Please note that the International fee will be charged in this case and payment of the additional fee element will be need to be discussed with your academic Department in the first instance.

Applicants who wish to be considered must first submit a complete application for admission to the PhD Programme in the Department of Political Science noting their ESRC intention and must also submit a preliminary application to UBEL by Wednesday 30th November 2022 23.59 (GMT)

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Research Excellence Scholarship (RES)

The new Research Excellence Scholarships (RES) aim to attract high-quality international students to UCL to undertake research. Approximately 40 UCL- RES awards are available annually.

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Departmental Teaching Assistantships

All PhD students who are registered on the Department's PhD programme and who have successfully completed the first year in the programme are eligible to apply for a Departmental Teaching Assistantship. All eligible PhD students are considered for these positions. The duties of a Teaching Assistant include seminar teaching and coursework/examination marking.