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Wolfson Full Postgraduate Scholarships To Study In UK

About the 2016/2017 Wolfson Full Postgraduate Scholarships To Study In UK

Applications are currently ongoing for the 2016/2017 Wolfson Full Postgraduate Scholarships To Study In UK and all respective students interested in studying in UK are invited.


Doctoral (DPhil) research Scholarships in Humanities for students of all nationality to study in one of nine selected UK Universities including University College London, University of Cambridge, University of Edinburgh, University of Oxford, University of Sheffield, University of Southampton, University of Warwick, University of York, School of Oriental and African Studies.

The Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities programme awards funding to support doctoral studies at nine carefully selected universities. The initiative reflects our concerns about funding for the humanities and the potential impact of increased undergraduate student debt on postgraduate studies.

Our aim is thus not only to support some of the most exciting students, but also to make a statement about the value of the humanities. We believe that high quality academic research in this field is of critical importance to British society. We hope that this programme might help to attract further funding to the sector.

We have a long history of support for higher education and a commitment to the humanities. The scholarships are awarded in three disciplines that align closely with our interests: history, literature and languages.

Wolfson Scholarships are awarded to outstanding students who demonstrate the potential to make an impact on these fields and to be future academic leaders.

They are awarded solely on merit to students aspiring to an academic career. The recipients are nominated by their host university, and enquiries should be directed to the relevant university in the first instance.

Application Deadline

Autumn round
Stage 1 applications deadline: accepted no later than 1st July, 2016
Stage 2 applications deadline: 1st September, 2016

Eligible Subjects 

The Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships will fund doctoral research in three disciplines that align closely with the Foundation’s interests: history, literature and languages.

How to Apply

The Wolfson Foundation has a two stage application process. These pages explain the process and timing of making an application. Details of eligibility and what we fund are contained within the various funding programme pages.

Please note that, under some funding programmes, applicants are asked to submit via partner organisations, and so the application process and deadlines may vary from those described here. Such cases are signposted within the relevant programme area pages.

We are committed to rigorous assessment in order to fund high quality projects. All applications undergo detailed internal review and assessment by external experts. As such, the time between submission of a Stage 1 application and a funding decision on a Stage 2 application will be a minimum of some five months (and may in some cases be substantially longer).

As we do not make retrospective grants (i.e. your project will need to be ongoing at the time that it is considered by our Trustees), it is important to plan carefully the timing of your application.

See more on the scholarship webpage.

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