Funding options

Fees are set annually by the Governing Authority of the University.

Most students on the PhD programme are supported by sources such as:

  • external research studentships, which are applied for individually
  • studentships associated with (externally) funded research projects, in which academic staff are involved, mainly through University research centres and institutes
  • internal University studentships of various sorts.

Funding applications typically depend on an excellent academic record and the submission of a detailed research proposal.

Intending PhD applicants should explore these options systematically, and consult with the director of the PhD programme in economics, possible supervisors, and with academic staff for advice.

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Remember ...

Remember, that as many of the deadlines for these funding sources are early in the year, usually between January and April, you should start thinking about the application process in September/October of the year before starting the PhD. 

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