Research scholarships, bursaries and studentships

Research studentships

We regularly offer exciting opportunities for doctoral studentships, both fully funded and fees-only. We also offer self-funded opportunities.

Our PhD studentships cover a wide range of areas of expertise, academic departments and research centres.

Applications for the latest round of studentships are now open.

The University of Winchester is seeking talented and highly motivated individuals to become part of our expanding and vibrant postgraduate research community. We are offering two fully funded (stipend + fees*) PhD studentships starting in September 2019. All of the studentships are for up to three years: annual renewal of the studentships is subject to satisfactory progression.

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We welcome applications to the following interdisciplinary projects. In keeping with the University’s strategic direction, each addresses one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:

Please note this is a competitive process and only two places are available. For an informal discussion about any of these projects please contact the relevant supervisor named in the linked documents.

Applicants will normally have a track record of high academic achievement, relevant to the discipline being applied to, demonstrated by a first class or upper second undergraduate Honours degree and/or a Master’s degree (or equivalent) and supported by two academic references. The ability to work independently, with the support of a supervisory team, and the enthusiasm to contribute to a vibrant and stimulating research environment are essential.

Students who hold Master's level qualifications from outside the UK must send copies of their diplomas, copies of their transcripts (with a certified translation into English of their transcript if it is not in English) to the Research and Knowledge Exchange Centre (details below).

Students currently enrolled in a Master's qualification who expect to graduate before October 2019 may apply, but must submit with their application portfolio a separate recommendation letter from their current University (if not Winchester) that predicts the standing of their expected qualification. This is in addition to two references.

Application process

Students should apply to the University of Winchester using Application Form A which includes a substantial project proposal. To download a copy of Form A please click HERE.

Key dates

  • Deadline for applications: midnight 19 May 2019
  • References direct from referees** required by 29 May 2019
  • Interviews will be held between 24 and 29 June 2019
  • Awards begin September 2019

* Non-EU students are required to pay the balance between UK and non-EU tuition fees for the three years of the studentship (for 2019/20: £13,300 - £4200= £9100/annum)

** Applicants will need to instruct their referees to email their references directly to

Contact details

The PGR admin team is based in the University's Research and Knowledge Exchange Centre. 

Postal address:

Sparkford Road
Winchester SO22 4NR

Visiting address:

Master's Lodge
Romsey Road
Winchester SO22 5HT

For any queries and further information about the studentship application process, please contact