Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities

PhD research study in the broad subject areas of history, literature and languages

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Each Scholarship offers a fixed sum of £105,000 over three years for full-time study or six years for part-time study and covers:

  • Home (UK)/International tuition fees (where an International applicant is successful, the Faculty will pay the difference between Home and International fee levels).
  • A maintenance grant (referred to as a stipend) fixed at £25,500 per year (pro rata part-time) which is tax-free and paid monthly.
  • A research and training allowance.


  • The awards are open to UK and International (including EU) applicants who will commence campus-based doctoral (PhD) study at the University of Nottingham at the start of the 2024/25 academic year.
  • Applicants’ intended PhD research must be in the discipline(s) of history, literature or languages (definitions of eligible subject disciplines).
  • Applicants should be resident in the UK for the duration of their studies and live within reasonable distance of UoN (except for periods of fieldwork). Applicants should have a track record of academic excellence. This will usually be demonstrated by a good undergraduate degree, usually a first class degree resulting in a BA plus
      • either a Masters degree in a cognate field of study to their proposed doctoral research. The Masters must either be held at the point of application or completed by the time an applicant begins their PhD (even though the final examination board may not yet have taken place and the overall result is therefore not yet known)
      • or professional qualifications and experience equivalent to a Masters qualification.

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