Apply for an ESRC Studentship

Competition for ESRC Studentships for October 2018 entry is now open.

The deadline for preliminary applications is TUESDAY 9 JANUARY 2018 at 4.00pm (GMT).  The online submission system is now live here

The UBEL DTP’s fully-funded ESRC studentships cover:

  • Full payment of tuition fees per year (including masters and training years for 1+3; 2+3 and +4 studentships)
  • Annual maintenance stipend (full-time: £16,296 and part-time: £9,778 for 2016/7)

Studentships are available across the UBEL DTP institutions and research topics need to fall under any of the pathways available at the DTP. Before applying, students should make sure that they have checked the pathway information and made contact with their prospective department.

How to Apply

Groupings & Pathways


For further advice or guidance please contact the relevant UBEL DTP Manager:

For queries regarding routes at UCL Institute of Education, Birkbeck, LSHTM, SOAS please contact: Alison Freeman (

For queries regarding all other routes at UCL and at UEL please contact: Vanessa Riegl-Parr (