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Postgraduate funding

Arts & Humanities Research Council Studentships

Information about postgraduate AHRC funding opportunities for 2015/2016 is now available.


The London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP) is pleased to invite applications from outstanding candidates for AHRC/LAHP Doctoral Training Awards for 2015-16 entry.

Up to 80 studentships are available for postgraduate research students studying Arts & Humanities at King's College London, School of Advanced Study (University of London) or University College London from the London Arts & Humanities Partnership (AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership).

Eligibility criteria
  • Candidates should hold a first-class or a good upper second-class Honours degree or equivalent, and would normally be expected to hold a Masters Degree.
  • Funding is available to support study for a postgraduate degree at MPhil/PhD programme level only.
  • Funding is only available to support research that falls within the arts and humanities disciplines. For details on subject areas, please go to:
  • Funding is normally only available to applicants liable to pay UK/EU fees. Your fee status - UK/EU/Overseas - is assessed by the relevant institutional admissions teams, and will be shown in your admissions record/offer letter.
  • Funding is available to prospective new students and existing Home/EU postgraduate research students. Note that those who have already commenced a doctoral study will need to be studying for at least one more year full-time or 20 months part-time (excluding the writing up period) from September 2014 in order to be eligible.
  • Candidates must be 'ordinarily resident' in the UK in order to be eligible for a ‘full’ award.
  • EU nationals who are not ordinarily resident in the UK may be eligible for ‘fees-only’ awards.

A detailed list of eligibility criteria can be found in the AHRC Student Funding Guide (PDF) document

Application procedure

ALL eligible candidates wishing to apply will need to complete an AHRC/LAHP Application form and submit the completed form to the LAHP office via email. For more information about the application procedure, please go to: 


For new students who plan to start a postgraduate research degree in 2014/15, you will ALSO need to ensure that you submit a complete admissions application to the College for a place on the postgraduate research degree programme.

PLEASE NOTE: students who have already applied for admissions, and those who previously applied but deferred entry to 2015-16, and those who are currently undertaking their MPhil/PhD research degree programme at the College, will NOT be required to submit an admissions application again.

The LAHP studentship competition will open for applications on 1st December 2014.

All applications MUST be submitted by the deadline of 30th January 2015, Midnight GMT.

Students wishing to apply for MPhil/PhD programmes at King’s College London MUST apply using our online admissions application portal (

For information about our range of research programme please visit the online prospectus at: 


Further details

For further details, please go to the London Arts and Humanities Partnership website.

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