Fees and funding

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 its regular programme of fee-paying doctorates, the University of West London is offering two PhD scholarships. We are presently seeking to allocate scholarships in:

PhD scholars will register as full-time MPhil/PhD students in one of the two 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).

These 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.


How to apply

To apply for a scholarship please submit the following documentation to researchdegrees@uwl.ac.uk:

  • 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: Tuesday 10 April 2018

Interviews will take place during week commencing Monday 16 April 2018. Please note that the university expects shortlisted applicants to attend face to face interviews.

The scholarships will commence in 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 7 (or equivalent) 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 (researchdegrees@uwl.ac.uk) in the first instance.