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).  An online submission system is coming soon.

The forms below are for information purposes to show what is required to apply.

UBEL DTP ESRC Preliminary Application Form 2018

UBEL DTP ESRC Application Form 2018

UBEL DTP AQM Application Form 2018 Entry

UBEL DTP Notes of Guidance for Applicants 2018

UBEL DTP Guidance on Research Foundation Statements 2018 Entry

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.

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 (