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ESRC White Rose DTP International Studentships in UK

Take your knowledge to new heights by joining the ESRC White Rose DTP International Studentships at the University of Leeds. The scholarship program is open for the academic year 2022-2023.

The funding opportunities are designed to support excellent international students who want to commence a PhD degree programme at the University of Leeds. These studentships are available in named Thematic Interdisciplinary Training Pathways on either a 1+3 or a +3 basis.

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The University of Leeds is a public research university in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. In 1874, the Yorkshire College of Science was founded. It provides a huge amount of job opportunities for graduates and students seeking professional work to complement their studies.

Why study at the University of Leeds? Students at this university will learn about the long-term effects of economic policies, as well as skills that will help them stand out in your sector. These abilities will undoubtedly help you reach your work objectives.

Application Deadline: Applicants must submit all required application materials until 26 January 2022.

Brief Description

  • University: University of Leeds
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Awards: Varies
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: Multiple
  • Nationality: International students
  • The award can be taken in the UK


  • Eligible Countries: Open to all nationalities, including the UK
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: PhD scholarship will be awarded in the Institute for Transport Studies, School of Computing, School of Earth and Environment, School of Education, School of Geography, School of Healthcare, School of History, School of Languages, Cultures, and Societies, School of Law, School of Media and Communication, School of Politics and International Studies, School of Psychology, School of Sociology and Social Policy.
  • Admissible Criteria:  To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria:
  • Applicants applying on both a 1+3 and a +3 basis MUST in the first instance apply for a place on a research postgraduate programme and be in receipt of a Student ID Number to be eligible for an ESRC White Rose DTP Studentship. Applications without a valid ID Number will be rejected
  • +3 awards must be taken up on 1 October 2022; 1+3 awards must be taken up in September 2022
  • Applicants must live within a reasonable distance of the University of Leeds whilst in receipt of this Scholarship.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: In order to apply for this scholarship, first of all, apply for a research programme of study by completing the application form. Once you are in receipt of your 9 digit Student Application ID, complete the online application form.
  • Supporting Documents: Applicants must upload copies of qualifications or academic transcripts such as Research proposal, certified copies of qualification certificates, certified copies of academic transcripts and English Language certificates, and two references.
  • Admission Requirements: If you think you have met the minimum criteria for our PhD research programmes, you will need to entry the requirement.
  • Language Requirement: IELTS of 7.0 overall, with at least 6.0 in each component (reading, writing, listening and speaking) or equivalent.


The University of Leeds will provide all the following benefits:

  • The award will cover fees at standard Research Council rates
  • Fees may rise during the course of your candidature: this will be by no more than the rate of inflation, calculated according to the Retail Price Index
  • A maintenance grant (£15,609 in Session 2021/22 for full-time study, part-time will be pro-rata at 60%). This amount increases per annum in line with the Research Council UK rate (announced on this website)
  • Advanced Quantitative Methods students receive an enhanced stipend of £3,000 per annum for full-time PhD study
  • Research Training Support Grant covers travel and research costs during the PhD part of the award – variable amount depending on the scheme plus other allowances where applicable.

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