Research degrees - the Graduate School

PhD scholarships

The University of West London is a leading modern university specialising in the education and development of exceptional creative, business and service professionals.

In addition to our regular programme of fee-paying doctorates, UWL is offering Vice-Chancellor’s PhD scholarships. We are presently seeking to allocate scholarships in:

PhD scholars will register as full-time MPhil/PhD students in one of the above selected areas and work on their PhD project within the relevant School/College.

PhD scholars will also undertake teaching duties for a maximum of six hours per week. All scholarships will be for a period of three years (subject to satisfactory performance and academic progress).

The Vice-Chancellor’s PhD scholarships are open to all UK/EU students who qualify and include:

  • MPhil/PhD fee waiver at the Home/EU rate
  • tax-free stipend of £15,000 per annum.

PhD scholars are members of the Graduate School and will register within the relevant school or college. Find out more about the university's eight academic schools.

These scholarships are not available to non UK/EU applicants.

How to apply

To apply for a scholarship please submit the following documentation to

  • completed application form (word, 608, kb)
  • CV
  • transcript of your highest qualification
  • outline research proposal (maximum 1,500 words including references) that links to one of the research areas specified above.

The closing date for applications is: midnight on Sunday 29 October 2017.

Interviews will take place in November 2017. Please note that the university expects shortlisted applicants to attend face to face interviews.

The scholarships will commence in January 2018 or May 2018.

Terms and conditions

Scholarships are open to all UK/EU students who meet our general entry criteria:

  • an undergraduate degree with a 2:1 or a first
  • a master’s degree with merit or distinction
  • an IELTS score of minimum 6.5 (with no element under 6.5) for those for whom English is not the first language.

Beneficiaries of these scholarships will be engaged on a programme of full-time study and are not expected to undertake paid work for the duration of their course. The stipend will support students towards their accommodation and living costs, and towards any peripheral costs incurred in the course of their study (including attendance at conferences).

More information

To arrange an informal discussion with the principal supervisor please contact the Graduate School ( in the first instance.