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CEL PGR Student Scholarship 2018

The Centre of European Law of the Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London, seeks applications for up to two fully funded PhD Scholarships in the field of European Law.  The Scholarships, which are part of the planned expansion of the Centre, are open to suitably qualified candidates from all nationalities. The successful candidates will enrol to undertake research leading to the PhD degree in September 2018 and will be part of a vibrant scholarly community.  

The Centre of European Law is the oldest centre of its kind in the United Kingdom and is perceived to be one of the finest centres for the study of European law in the world. It engages in original, legal and multi-disciplinary scholarship in the broader field of European law and provides a forum for debate on matters of law and policy engaging with the wider community. It organises international conferences and regularly welcomes visitors from academia, government and international institutions. The successful candidates will be expected to take an active part in the scholarly activities of the Centre. The Dickson Poon School of Law was ranked first for research quality in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework exercise which is the official system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions.


What is the CEL PGR Student Scholarship?

The Centre of European Law is pleased to offer up to two fully funded (fees and fixed maintenance) Law PhD. 

The research studentships are tenable for up to a period of three years and the annual level of support may be broken down as follows:

CEL PGR Student Scholarships 2017
  Home/EU Overseas
 Tuition Fees  £7,100  £18,740
 Maintenance  £17,000  £6,000


Payments will be made on a monthly basis into a UK bank account. 


Am I eligible?

  • All nationalities (home, EU and overseas candidates)
  • Due to commence a full-time research degree programme in European Law during 2018-19 within the Dickson Poon School of Law. 
  • Please note that:

i) Existing research degree students are not eligible to apply;

ii) These scholarships cannot be held on a part time basis.


How do I apply?

Download an application form. Read the Guidance Notes.

Applicants must complete and submit the following documentation, as required, by the deadline of 17.00GMT, Friday 5 January 2018. Note that the deadline is absolute. Materials received after this specified time and date will not be accepted and the applicant will be considered ineligible.

Admissions Application - Applicants must complete and submit an online admissions application, via the admissions portal https://myapplication.kcl.ac.uk/, by Friday 5 January 2018. This must include the following:

Academic References – all admissions applications require two supporting references. If the applicant is relying on their referees to submit references directly to the College after they have submitted their admissions application, then the applicant must ensure that their chosen referees are made aware of the funding deadline. We will allow an additional 2 weeks after Friday 5 January 2018 for referees to submit their references as part of the admissions application. At least one reference should be an academic reference. It is recommended that the academic reference(s) should be from an academic who is able to comment on the applicant’s academic ability and potential, e.g. from a previous undergraduate tutor or postgraduate taught (masters) tutor.

Academic Transcripts – where applicable, academic transcripts must be submitted with the online admissions application. We will allow an additional 2 weeks after the funding deadline for supporting transcripts to be provided.

Candidates may be interviewed by the panel either in person or by Skype.

The Dickson Poon School of Law Postgraduate Research Student Scholarship Application form for 2017 entry must be submitted directly to the Dickson Poon School of Law at: christine.copping@kcl.ac.uk , stating reference: ‘PGR FUNDING COMPETITION 2018/19 - [YOUR NAME]’, in subject field of email. The template form is downloadable from the bottom of this page.



Where can I get further information?

Any queries relating to the admissions application process should be directed to the Admissions Team at the Centre for Arts & Sciences Admissions:

Tel: +44 207 848 2555

Queries relating to the scholarship scheme should be directed to:




The College has tried to give students an early opportunity to begin their research of student funding. Although every effort has been made to ensure that information provided is both helpful to prospective candidates and accurate at the time of its publication, it is possible that some information may be outdated or superseded before the start of the 2017-18 academic year.

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