Faculty of Arts & Humanities Doctoral Studentships at Durham University in UK, 2018

Durham University is inviting applications for Faculty of Arts & Humanities doctoral studentships. International and home/EU students can apply.

The aim of the scholarship is to enable and encourage academically able students from any nationality.

Durham University is distinctive – a residential Collegiate university with long traditions and modern values. They seek the highest distinction in research and scholarship and are committed to excellence in all aspects of education and transmission of knowledge.

The University accepts IELTS, TOEFL iBT, Cambridge Proficiency (CPE), Cambridge Advanced (CAE) and the Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic as preferred English Language proficiency tests.


Scholarship Description:

  • Application deadline: January 10, 2018
  • Course Level:  Studentships are available to pursue doctoral degree programme.
  • Study Subject: Studentships are awarded within the Faculty of Arts & Humanities at Durham University.
  • Scholarship Award: Durham Doctoral Awards are tenable for three years full-time or five years part-time, and offer the following financial support package:
  1. An annual maintenance allowance at Research Council rates
  2. Fees at overseas rate
  • Nationality: International and home
  • Number of Scholarships: Not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in UK

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries:  International and home/EU students can apply.
  • Entrance Requirements: Applicants from anywhere in the world is eligible for Durham Doctoral Studentships. Home/EU applicants to Durham should not apply for a DDS; instead they should for an AHRC Northern Bridge studentship Northern Bridge applicants at Durham will automatically be entered into the DDS competition as well. Students from outside the UK/EU are not eligible to apply to Northern Bridge.
  • English Language Requirements: The University accepts IELTS, TOEFL iBT, Cambridge Proficiency (CPE), Cambridge Advanced (CAE) and the Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic as preferred English Language proficiency tests. All qualifications must normally be taken within two years of the start of the academic programme (except where an extension applies, please see footnote below for details) to meet the academic requirements of the University.

International Scholarship

Application Procedure:

  • The mode of applying is online.

How to Apply: All applicants applying for a studentship award need to include within the relevant section of the online application form a summary of the research project they plan to conduct. The proposal should not exceed 750 words in length (excluding bibliography) and must set out the following:

  • The research questions or problems that the research will address.
  • The research context, i.e. the past and current research and scholarship in the field.
  • Bearing in mind the research context, the contribution to knowledge and understanding the project will make to the field, and a clear statement of the intellectual significance of the proposed research.
  • The approach/methodology that will be employed and an explanation of why it is the most appropriate approach for addressing the research questions/problems.
  • The resources and facilities that will be used during the research project, where they are located, and how they will be accessed.

Online Application

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