Full Award (covering tuition fees and living costs)

Full ESRC studentship support is normally available to students who meet the ESRC's residential eligibility requirements. To be eligible for a full award you must have each of the following:

  • Settled status in the UK, meaning there are no restrictions on how long you can stay.
  • Been 'ordinarily resident' in the UK for three years prior to the start of the studentship grant. This means you must have been normally residing in the UK (apart from temporary or occasional absences).
  • Not been residing in the UK wholly or mainly for the purpose of full-time education. *This does not apply to UK and EU nationals*

For more detailed guidance regarding residential eligibility please refer to Am I eligible for an ESRC studentship? on the ESRC website.

Fees Only Award

If you are a citizen of an EU country but do not qualify for the Full Award you may be eligible for a Fees Only Award, which covers tuition fee payments but does not include a maintenance grant. Candidates interested in this award must be 'ordinarily resident' in an EU member state, in the same way as UK students must be ordinarily resident in the UK.

Please note that for both award types, in a small number of cases students may not be eligible for the full length of funding if they have previously received government funding for postgraduate study.

Other award opportunities

Students from non-UK countries inside and outside of the European Union may be eligible for full support for study in Economics and Advanced Quantitative Methods. All nominations are carefully assessed to ensure that students are awarded the correct studentship type in accordance with both their residency and the discipline/pathway for which they have been nominated.

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