Prospective Students

Durham Doctoral Studentships for overseas applicants (deadline 11 January 2016)

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities intends to award a limited number of Durham Doctoral Studentships (DDS) to OVERSEAS postgraduate researchers of exceptional ability and promise for commencement in October 2016. The Faculty closing date for applications is 17:00 on Monday 11 January 2016.

Durham Doctoral Awards are tenable for three years full-time or five years part-time, and offer an annual maintenance allowance at Research Council rates (currently £14057 full-time) and fees at overseas rate (currently £14900 full-time).

We are looking for candidates with the following:
1. a first-class or very good 2:1 undergraduate degree ;
2. an MA (completed or in progress) in a relevant subject area at distinction or near-distinction level;
3. an outstanding academic record and research potential;
4. a high-quality research project that can be completed within 3 years;
5. a clear and credible link between the proposed research and the expertise of the supervisory team;
6. a clear understanding of how the project fits with the research environments in which it will be carried out (you may wish to comment here on the relevance of the department, centre, institute).

To apply for Durham Doctoral Studentship, you will need to complete Durham University’s on-line application form, and to state that you wish to be considered for Durham Doctoral Studentship when the form asks you to indicate how you intend to fund your studies. If you have already submitted an application, please contact your prospective department and inform them that you wish to be considered for DDS funding.

This competition is NOT for Home/EU applicants, who can apply for an AHRC Northern Bridge studentship or a Durham Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarship

The School will review your application and decide whether to nominate you for consideration by the Faculty’s Postgraduate Awards Panel, which is chaired by the Deputy Head of Faculty (postgraduate). Announcement of the results to successful candidates will be made on or before Friday 19 February 2016. Successful candidates will be contacted in the first instance by email, and unsuccessful applicants will be advised of the outcome in due course.

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