AHRC & College Scholarships 2020/21

Deadline for applications: Thursday 12 December 2019, 12 noon (GMT)

Start date for PhD: 1 October 2020

Funding details: Tuition fees and annual stipend at UKRI rate (restrictions may apply, see eligibility and guidance notes)



UK/EU students

International students

Open to continuing students*

Full Time and Part Time Study





*with at least 50% of supervised study period remaining

  • In the case of EU and international applicants, any award may be limited to tuition fees only.
  • Note that funding support for EU students starting courses in academic year 2020 to 2021 will cover the duration of their programme.
  • In order to be nominated for a scholarship, applicants must hold an unconditional or conditional offer of a place on a PhD degree programme in one of a specified range of disciplines.
  • Applicants must not be holding another full Scholarship for the 2020/21 academic session. Applicants holding a part scholarship (e.g. fees only or stipend only) may still be considered.

Further details of eligibility criteria, disciplines and the admissions application process are available in the guidance notes.

How to apply

  1. Read guidance notes (download AHRC-College Scholarship Guidance Notes for Applicants 2020 (PDF, 181 KB)
  2. Complete scholarship application (one application for both AHRC & College scholarships) by Thursday 12 December 2019 (download AHRC College Scholarship application form 2020 (Word document, 56 KB)).
  3. Complete online Admissions application by Thursday 12 December 2019, 12 noon (BST)

Applicants will be informed by the end of January 2020 if their applications have been selected for nomination to the SGSAH for an AHRC scholarship. 

Further information

The University of Glasgow is part of the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities Doctoral Training Partnership. This is a consortium of ten Higher Education institutions which has been awarded funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to support postgraduate studentships and training in the Arts and Humanities in Scotland. Under the Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) scheme, the consortium - comprised of the Universities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Highlands and Islands, St Andrews, Stirling, Strathclyde, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Glasgow School of Art - will consider applications for doctoral studentship awards in the majority of Arts and Humanities subjects.

Applicants should apply to their preferred institution. Following an internal selection process, each institution will nominate a number of applications to the Scottish Graduate School for the Arts and Humanities (SGSAH) who will make the final decisions on awards across the consortium.

Further information on the selection process can be found on the SGSAH website.

The College of Arts has a limited number of scholarships on offer for 2020/21, and applications will be considered at the same time as applications for AHRC scholarships.

If you have any questions, please email: gradschool.arts@glasgow.ac.uk