St Andrews History PhD Places (with Funding) 10 January Deadline

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The School of History invites incoming PhD students to apply for studentships funded by either the AHRC or the University.  The number of scholarships available, and their value, has not yet been finalised but it is thought at this stage to be considerable. Updates will be posted here.

Scholarships will be distributed on a competitive basis, and the only criterion will be academic quality.  The School will base its decisions on the materials supplied when you apply to study as a PhD student.

In order to be considered in the scholarship competition, you must have submitted your PhD application *and had it accepted* before *Friday 10 January 2014*. The School of History recommends you apply as early as possible.  You must also e-mail indicating that you wish to be considered for the scholarships, and declaring whether or not you are eligible for the AHRC awards.

AHRC eligibility:
Successful UK applicants will receive fees plus a maintenance allowance (currently in the region of £13,500 per annum) for 3 years.  EU students are normally entitled to fees only unless they meet specific residency criteria, and non-EU applicants are normally ineligible (again, depending on residency criteria).  For further details on eligibility, and definitions of residence, see the AHRC’s regulations:

University-funded scholarships are not restricted by residence or nationality.

Applications to the university are made online – for details of what documents are required, and how to upload them, see

In order to ensure that your application is processed in time, and bearing in mind the Christmas holiday, we recommend that you submit the necessary materials well in advance of the deadline (and advise your referees to do likewise).  You should also be in touch with your prospective supervisor about your application so that they know to expect it and can process it as soon as it arrives.

Dr Jamie Stuart Cameron Award
Applicants intending to study topics in Medieval Scottish History c.1100-c.1550 will automatically be considered for the Dr Jamie Stuart Cameron Award. This award provides £1,000 in additional research expenses.

For a current research student’s perspective on PhD study at St Andrews, see:

About standrewshistory
With over forty fulltime members of staff researching and teaching on European, American and Asian history from the dawn of the Middle Ages to the present day, the School of History at the University of St Andrews has one of the finest faculty and diverse teaching programmes of any School of History in the English speaking world. The School boasts expertise in Mediaeval and Modern History, from Scotland to Byzantium and the Americas to South Asia. Thematic interests include religious history, urban history, transnationalism, historiography and nationalism. The School of History prides itself on small group teaching, allowing for in-depth study and supervision tailored to secure the best from each student. Cutting edge research combined with teaching excellence offer a dynamic and intellectually stimulating environment for the study of History.

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