Eligibility: Scholarships are offered for doctoral
research in the fields of College of Arts and Law. To be
eligible to apply:
-These awards are open to students worldwide for full-
and part-time, campus-based doctoral research in the
College of Arts and Law.
-The following information will usually be needed before a
decision can be made on your application:
-Two academic references (or if appropriate to the
programme applied for, one could be from your
-Degree transcript(s) – originals or certified photocopies:
-EU and international applicants – if you are currently
studying outside the UK or have obtained your
qualification(s) outside the UK
-UK applicants – if you are currently studying in the UK or
have obtained your qualification(s) in the UK and your
university provides transcripts. If you are not a recent
graduate send certified copy(s) of relevant qualifications.
University of Birmingham graduates do not need to
provide transcripts or copies of degree certificates,
however we advise applicant’s who graduated prior to
2000 to provide copies of their qualifications as they
may take longer to verify.
-Certificate to show competency in the English language,
if English is not your first language and you have already
taken a test (See English language requirements ).
-Personal statement, approximately 5000 characters,
explaining why you are interested in studying on your
chosen programme. Alternatively, you can type this
within your application.
-You may also be required to submit further documents
e.g. a sample of work or research proposal in support of
your application. If this is necessary for a decision to be
made on your application, the document will become a
mandatory part of your application.
Method of application