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Fees and Funding Opportunities

PhD funding for 2018-19

As a postgraduate student at the University of St Andrews you will be expected to pay tuition fees every year that you are in attendance. Visit the University's PG Fees and Funding page for more information.

The School’s two main schemes for PhD scholarships for 2019 entry are:

1. Studentships awarded by the Graduate Training Programme of the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities

UK and EU students are eligible to apply for the studentships. Under the new funding model, successful applicants will receive funding for 3.5 years with opportunities for further flexible funding. Please contact our Director of Postgraduate Studies, as soon as possible if you are interested in a nomination from the University of St Andrews. The final deadline for completed applications is noon on 18 December 2018, but candidates are strongly encouraged to contact us in November or before.  More information on this scheme.

2. Scholarships awarded by the School of Classics from its own endowment funds.

The School sets aside funding each year for PhD scholarships to support applications from both ‘Home/EU’ and ‘Overseas’ students. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and research promise, to cover both fees and stipend.  All applications received by Tuesday 18th December 2018 will be considered for these funds; please let us know if you do not wish to be considered for an award. There is no separate application form.

Other funding sources (PhD and MLitt)

The University of St Andrews has various additional sources of funding for PhD students. For each of the three schemes,  the first step is to apply for a PhD place at St Andrews. The deadline for PhD applications is 18 December 2018. 

  • Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships, the deadline is Tuesday 15 January 2019.
  • St Leonards Interdisciplinary PhD scholarships. These are for projects involving more than one School at St Andrews. Applications must be submitted by 30 January 2019.
  • St Leonards Scholarships (International Fees). These will cover the difference between home and international fees. Applications must be submitted by 30 January 2019.

Further sources of funding will be announced later in the academic year.

You may also wish to explore:

If you are an overseas applicant, you should check your own government’s Education Department to see whether they offer or promote any funding schemes for postgraduate study in the UK. Examples of such schemes include Loans for US Postgraduate Students and SSHRC awards in Canada.

Fee Discounts/Awards

St Andrews graduates who have graduated during the last three years are eligible for a Recent Graduate Discount  which offers a 10% discount on tuition fees.

The University has in the past offered  means-tested Accommodation Awards  to Postgraduate students.

The next Postgraduate Visiting Day is on Wednesday 13 November 2019.

St Andrews is one of the top 50 universities in the world for research and teaching in the Arts and Humanities and among the top 20 for International Outlook, according to the Times Higher World University Rankings 2014/15

St Andrews ranked 2nd equal for research excellence among UK Classics departments in REF 2014.

Semester dates 

The School of Classics invites potential research students to consult individual members of staff about their proposed topic.

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