Scholarship Overview

  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Scholarship Type: Merit-based
  • Institutions: University of Birmingham
  • Funded by: University of Birmingham
  • Tuition Type: Full tuition
  • Degree Program: PhD
  • Scholarship Amount: Tuition and £19,237 stipends
  • Separate Application Required?: Yes
  • Deadline: 16 May, 2024.

Scholarship Benefits 

Every 4-year studentship includes a stipend at the UKRI of £19,237, disbursed in monthly payments along with tuition coverage. Included in the training program, PhD students will gain entry to a dynamic series of training sessions designed to enhance both their research skills and their development as researchers. As integral contributors to CENTRE-UB, each PhD student will receive numerous chances to participate in and lead various outreach and public engagement initiatives.


To qualify for a PhD studentship, candidates must have achieved, or be on track to achieve, at least a 2.1 degree classification from a UK university, or its international equivalent, in a field relevant to the PhD project. Specific requirements vary by project, so please review the details for the project you are interested in. For queries about eligibility, contact the project’s supervising professor.

We welcome applications from both domestic and international candidates. To be considered a domestic applicant, you must fulfill one of the following: a) be a UK National who meets residency requirements, b) possess settled status, c) hold pre-settled status and meet residency requirements, or d) have indefinite leave to remain or enter in the UK. Candidates not meeting these conditions will be regarded as international applicants.

How to apply

Follow these steps to apply for a PhD project:

Choose the PhD project that interests you.

Download the Centre-UB PhD application form.

Fill out the EDI survey.

Send the following documents to [email protected]  and include the project descriptor in your email’s subject line:

  • Centre-UB PhD application form
  • Your CV
  • Academic transcripts
  • References (ensure you include at least one academic reference)

If you have any specific questions about the project, please reach out directly to the project’s supervisor.

Additional Information

Every 4-year studentship will take place in partnership with an associated organisation. These studentships involve a variety of partners from public, private, or third-sector entities that specialize in human behavior. Each doctoral candidate will be guided by two academic supervisors from the University of Birmingham and one supervisor from the partner organisation.

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