Funding

Research Student Scholarships

The University offers a range of funding opportunities for research students, which include dedicated funding streams and access to funding sources available to other students.

Roehampton Business School PhD Studentship Bursary

Funding is available for 3 years full-time study. The Bursary includes tuition waiver and stipend at £16,777.  Your research study will be supervised by leading international scholars in one of the following project areas:

  • Accounting: (Contact Professors Elaine Harris and Cristiano Busco)
    Accountability and governance in organisations, including enterprise risk management, accounting for strategic planning, decision-making and control. Note this call does not include finance projects(Applicants with access to managers in organisations for case study research have an advantage).

  • People, Organisations and Strategy (Contact Professors Maria Daskalaki, Carole Elliott and George Frynas)
    Leadership, HR, organization studies and international business strategy, including gender and careers, women leaders and professionals in the media, social entrepreneurship, the gig economy and the future of work. 

We also welcome applications on cross-cutting themes such as Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics

More information and full application instructions which should be followed carefully, are available via this link: PhD Studentship Bursary – Business School.

NB. Previous Business School Studentship applicants need not apply

AHRC TECHNE Studentships

The University of Roehampton is pleased to be a member of TECHNE, a Consortium of seven institutions in London and the South-East that form an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP). Over five years (2014-2019), the TECHNE Consortium will fund approximately 176 PhD studentships for outstanding Arts and Humanities postgraduate researchers across the partner institutions. As a member of TECHNE, University of Roehampton UK and EU applicants for PhD study (and some current PhD students) in the Arts and Humanities are eligible to apply for AHRC studentships to start 1 October each year. Click on the link for further information.

ESRC SeNSS Studentships

The University of Roehampton is pleased to be part of the South-east Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS), a consortium of 10 universities working as a Doctoral Training Partnership to offer Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) studentships. Roehampton is working in two pathways - education and social anthropology.

Applications for 2018/19 are now closed.

Higher Education Scholarship Palestine (HESPAL)

British Council funded HESPAL aims to help create the next generation of senior academics who can maintain international quality standards at Palestinian universities and to develop renewed, sustainable links between Palestinian and UK universities. The Scheme will upgrade academic staff in Palestinian universities through a PhD Scholarship programme. 13 PhD scholarships are awarded to candidates in Palestinian universities in the West Bank and Gaza.

Applications for 2018/19 are now closed.

Alumni Scholarship

All UK, EU and international alumni holding a full Roehampton undergraduate degree or postgraduate qualification and those who studied here on an exchange/study abroad programme who wish to return to the University of Roehampton to take a higher programme of study. This applies a 20% discount to your tuition fees. You do not need to apply for this scholarship; your eligibility will be assessed automatically.

International PhD Students

International students are not excluded from the University's scholarship awards, although you may be required to pay the difference between the 'home/EU' and 'overseas' student fee rates. Visit the International Students website for more information on financing your studies in the UK.

Grants

Santander research grants

Santander has awarded a number of grants to research students, to support their research work. The Graduate School holds a single competition each year to allocate these grants. The 2017 competition has now closed. The competition for 2018 will be announced in due course.