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School of Social Sciences PhD International Studentships at Heriot-Watt University, UK

School of Social Sciences PhD International Studentships at Heriot-Watt University, UK

Heriot-Watt University is looking to recruit a student to undertake a PhD Scholarships in Politics and Community Performances through its School of Social Sciences PhD Studentship for the academic year 2022-2023.

This is a full-time PhD studentship to start in January 2023 at Heriot-Watt University. Applicants that apply for a PhD study programme at the School of Social Sciences will be considered. The applicants must have a 2:1 bachelor/master’s degree in a relevant field of study to be considered. The studentship covers tuition, research allowance, and a stipend of £16,062.

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Established in 1821 as the School of Arts of Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt University is a public research university based in Edinburgh, Scotland. It is the eighth-oldest higher education institute in the UK, now ranked in the top 800 in the world (ranked 701-800) and in the UK’s top 55 (ranked 46-54) by the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020.

Why choose to study at Heriot-Watt University? The Heriot-Watt University aims to create and exchange knowledge that benefits society. Heriot-Watt University’s vision is to be world-leading within all its specialist areas of science, technology, engineering, and business. The university has been outward-looking pioneers of education in pursuit of knowledge to benefit society and the world.

Application Deadline: The application period will end on 8th September 2022.

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: Heriot-Watt University
  • Department: School of Social Sciences
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Award: £16,062
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: International and Domestic
  • The award can be taken in the United Kingdom.

School of Social Sciences PhD International Studentships at Heriot-Watt University, UK


  • Eligible Countries: All foreign nationals, as well as domestic students, are eligible to apply.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: PhD study programme offered at the School of Social Sciences at the Heriot-Watt University can be applied for.
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:
  • The applicants must have the necessary academic qualification to participate in a PhD programme at Heriot-Watt.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: Students must apply at Heriot-Watt via its designated application portal. All applicants interested in the studentship must identify that they are applying for the ‘IRC PhD scholarship’ in their research proposals.
  • Supporting Documents: The students are required to present the following documents to the university:
  • Full Curriculum Vitae
  • Copies of full academic transcripts from all previous academic degree courses and copies of degree certificates for degrees already awarded.
  • A brief covering letter outlining why you want to study for a PhD at Heriot-Watt University and what makes you an excellent candidate
  • An outline research proposal
  • Admission Requirements: The applicants must have an undergraduate or master’s degree with a minimum of 2:1 in a relevant field.
  • Language Requirement: The students must submit scores of the following English language proficiency tests:
  • IELTS – 6.5


The successfully selected candidates will be awarded a tuition fee waiver and an annual stipend currently set at £16,062 for three years. A research allowance worth £2,250 will also be awarded an additional opportunity to undertake paid teaching support each academic year.

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