We fund students from the UK or internationally with evidence of exceptional promise for PhD study. Our students will have a compelling project that benefits from the expertise we can offer in and across a range of subjects and from our rich archival resources and network of professional partners.

 

Eligibility for Studentships

SWW DTP2 studentships are open to full-time and part-time applicants from the UK or overseas (applicants from the EU are now included in the broader category of ‘overseas students’). Students in full-time employment during their PhD are not eligible for a studentship. A student in part-time employment during their PhD may be eligible for a part-time award; part-time study should not be less than 50% of full-time.

Both UK and international students receiving a studentship will be eligible for support with fees and stipend. SWW DTP2 studentships entitle both UK and international doctoral students to a tuition fee award of £4,407* per annum – at 2020/1 rates (these are updated annually by UKRI, usually in January) – or part-time equivalent. The maintenance award from AHRC is £15,285 per annum at 2020/1 rates (or part-time equivalent). Students studying for a CDA award are entitled to a further £550 per annum as part of their maintenance award to facilitate travel to and from non-HEI partners.

* Please note that for international students UKRI/AHRC (and therefore SWW DTP) will only fund fees to the equivalent of the Home UK fee of £4,407 at 2020/1 rates( these are updated annually by UKRI, usually in January) – or part-time equivalent. However all Consortium partners charge a higher PhD for overseas students – there will therefore be a ‘shortfall’ to be made up between the UK Home fee and that higher fee. At the time of writing and publishing this page it is uncertain whether SWW DTP will be able to offer a uniform approach to this shortfall. Some will certainly be waiving that difference (i.e. not charging overseas the higher fee). Others may not. We will amend this page and announce any changes as soon as this becomes clear.

 

Residence Status

For purposes of residence requirements, the UK includes the United Kingdom and Islands (i.e. the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man).

To be classed as a home student, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a UK National (meeting residency requirements), or
  • Have settled status, or
  • Have pre-settled status (meeting residency requirements), or
  • Have indefinite leave to remain or enter

If a candidate does not meet the criteria above, they would be classed as an International student.

International applicants should ensure that they meet visa and residency requirements. Further guidance from UKRI for international applicants (including EU) is available here.

 

Academic Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for a doctoral studentship you should normally have, or be studying for, a Master’s degree or similar postgraduate qualification. You should also have met all the course requirements of your home institution before the start date of the SWW DTP2 studentship. If you do not have experience of formal postgraduate study, you would be eligible to apply for a studentship only if you can demonstrate evidence of sustained experience beyond your undergraduate degree that is specifically relevant to your proposed research topic and that could be considered equivalent to Master’s study.

 

Other eligibility criteria

SWW DTP2 studentships are open to full-time and part-time applicants. Students in full-time employment during their PhD are not eligible for a studentship. A student in part-time employment during their PhD may be eligible for a part-time award; part-time effort should not be less than 50% of full-time. Students who have already commenced doctoral study are eligible to apply for AHRC funding, provided that, at the start of the AHRC award, they will have at least 50% of their period of study remaining (excluding the ‘writing up’ period).

 

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