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 our areas of expertise, academic departments and research centres.

Current studentship opportunities

Competitive studentships

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 3 fully funded (stipend + fees*) PhD studentships starting in October 2018. All of the studentships are for up to three years; annual renewal of the studentships is subject to satisfactory progression. 

Applications are invited for fully funded studentships in the areas below; for details of each project, click on the links. For an informal discussion about any of these projects, please contact the relevant named academic. 

Please note: this is a competitive process and only three places are available.

Additional studentships

 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 Masters 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 Masters 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 University's Research and Knowledge Exchange Centre**.

Students currently enrolled in a Masters qualification who expect to graduate before October 2018 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 Form A, which includes a substantial project proposal. Download Form A (Application for Research Degree) 15 May 2018.

Key dates for competitive/West Hill Cemetery studentships

  • Deadline for applications: Midnight 18 May 2018
  • References direct from referees*** required by 28 May 2018
  • Interviews will be held between 18 and 29 June 2018
  • Awards begin on 1 October 2018

Key dates for Information Rights/Forgotten Women studentships

  • Deadline for applications: Midnight 31 May 2018
  • References direct from referees*** required by 14 June 2018
  • Interviews for Information Rights will be held on 20 and 21 June 2018; interviews for Forgotten Women will be held between 18 and 29 June 2018
  • Awards begin on 1 October 2018

For information about the studentship application process please contact Kay Carter, +44 (0)1962 826457. For any further information or queries, contact


*Non-EU students are required to pay the balance between UK and non-EU tuition fees for the three years of the studentship (for 2018/19: £12,950 - £4100 = £8850/annum)

** Research degree students are administered and supported by the University's Research and Knowledge Exchange Centre, West Downs Campus, Romsey Road, Winchester SO22 5HT.

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