PhD Scholarships 2018

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The Department of Economics at the University of Sheffield is looking for talented graduates or postgraduates for fully funded 3-year PhD scholarships from October 2018.

Scholarships are available through the ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership competition (particularly Pathway Awards and Advanced Quantitative Methods Awards) and the Doctoral Academy.

We strongly encourage PhD applications linked to the broad White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership themes:

  • Cities, Environment, and Liveability
  • Security, Conflict, and Justice
  • Education, Childhood, and Youth
  • Data, Communication, and New Technologies
  • Wellbeing, Health, and Communities
  • Sustainable Growth, Management, and Economic Productivity
  • Civil Society, Development, and Democracy
What our scholarships cover

Our scholarships cover:

  • Tuition fees
  • An annual stipend of £14,553
  • A Research Training Support Grant
  • Most ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership scholarships are open to UK and EU applicants. There are limited opportunities for overseas students on specific schemes (e.g. the White Rose DTP Advanced Quantitative Methods scheme). Doctoral Academy Scholarships are open to applicants of any nationality.
  • Applicants should normally possess, or expect to obtain, a masters degree in an appropriate subject (with good passes across modules) and also have an upper second or first class honours degree in an appropriate subject. A strong economics background is essential.
  • A high standard of spoken and written English.
Timescales and how to apply

Step 1: Apply for admission to the Department, making sure your start date is 01/10/2018.

In order to be considered for a scholarship you must have already been offered a place to study in the Department. To ensure that you receive your offer in time, you should aim to submit your PhD application well before the scholarship deadline.

To apply for admission please see the Prospective Postgraduates webpages.

Step 2: Make your scholarship application. Please note this is done through the same system as your PhD application (above).

The deadline for scholarship applications is 5pm on 24 January 2018.

Further information on the scholarship application process can be found on the Postgraduate research scholarships webpages.

If you have any questions, please contact Emily White (