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The School of Modern Languages Postgraduate Funding

The School of Modern Languages provides a number of awards to support postgraduate studies, at both Masters and PhD level. Information on how to apply to study a postgraduate degree at the University of St Andrews can be found here.

The School of Modern Languages is home to a lively international postgraduate community. At the moment around 50 students from all over the world are reading for taught or research degrees in an exceptional variety of areas, including Arabic, French, German, Italian, Persian, Russian, Central and Eastern European Studies, Spanish and Latin American Studies, Comparative Literature, as well as Language and Linguistics, Medieval Studies and Cultural Identity Studies.

Information on potential supervisors and staff research interests can be found at http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/modlangs/people/. Enquiries about PhD supervision and funding may be made to Prof Mary Orr at langsdopg@st-andrews.ac.uk.

Applications should follow instructions given on the University website: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/study/apply/postgraduate/research/ and administrative contacts can be found on the School of Modern Languages pages: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/modlangs/prospectivepostgraduates/apply/

For information on funding opportunities which are not specific to the School please visit the pages on financing postgraduate studies provided by Postgraduate Recruitment and Admissions.


Masters Level Scholarships, 2019-20 entry

Santander Scholarships

  • 1 Santander Scholarship of £5,000 for a student enrolled on the Master Mundus Crossways in Cultural Narratives who has St Andrews as home university and who is not in receipt of a European Union scholarship.
  • 1 Santander Scholarship of £5,000 for any of the Masters taught in the School of Modern Languages for nationals of the following countries: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Germany, Ghana, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, Spain, United Arab Emirates, UK, Uruguay, and USA.

Please note that candidates wishing to be considered for a Santander Scholarship must submit the following information to modlangs@st-andrews.ac.uk by Friday 10 May 2019, 12 noon.

  • Name
  • Qualifications
  • Country of residence
  • Whether they have any sources of funding
  • A 300-word research proposal related to their dissertation

2 FMLS Scholarships, for both MLitt and MSt (Res) degrees

These awards (covering fees only, up to £9,000) have been made available by the generosity of Forum for Modern Language Studies, an academic journal owned by the University of St Andrews and published by Oxford University Press. Founded in 1965, the journal publishes articles on all aspects of literature, linguistics and culture, from the Middle Ages to the present day. It aims to reflect the essential pluralism of research in modern languages and to provide a forum for worldwide scholarly discussion. (For more information on the journal, please visit the journal’s website.)

  • Home/EU and Overseas students are eligible for this award.
  • Please note that no separate application is required for this scholarship.
  • If you wish to be considered for a Forum Scholarship, the deadline for applications is Friday 10 May 2019, 12 noon.

PhD Funding Opportunities, 2019/2020

The School of Modern Languages at the University of St Andrews welcomes applications from outstanding PhD candidates in all areas of research currently offered by the School – from Medieval to the Contemporary and all periods between – to join our vibrant international postgraduate community. Information on potential supervisors and staff research interests can be found at: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/modlangs/

All applications to study for a PhD with us are made via the University portal:

https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/study/pg/apply/

For 2019-2020, we offer the following scholarships:

1)      Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities (History, Literature, Languages

This scheme is open to International as well as EU/Home applicants. Full details of the application process here:

https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/study/pg/fees-and-funding/scholarships/wolfson-postgraduate/

Applications must be submitted with all required supporting documents no later than 17:00 (UK time) Tuesday 15 January 2019.

2)      Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities

St Andrews belongs to the Scottish Graduate School, a consortium of Higher Education institutions which awards AHRC funding to support postgraduate studentships and training in the Arts and Humanities in Scotland: http://www.sgsah.ac.uk/prospective/dtp/howtoapply/

AHRC scholarships cover both fees and a stipend for successful applicants who satisfy the UK eligibility criteria.

There is an internal selection process leading to nomination by St Andrews to the SGSAH. The deadline for applicants in Modern Languages wishing to be considered for nomination is Tuesday 15 January 2019 no later than 17:00 (UK time), and you must also have made an application to study for a PhD with us by then.

3)      Carnegie-Caledonian PhD Scholarships

The prestigious Carnegie PhD Scholarship scheme supports a limited number of graduates, with first class Honours undergraduate degrees from a Scottish university, who wish to pursue three years of postgraduate research leading to a PhD at a university in Scotland. Further information is available at: http://www.carnegie-trust.org/schemes/postgraduate-schemes/carnegie-caledonian-scholarships.html

St Andrews conducts an internal selection process leading to nomination to the Carnegie Trust.  The deadline for applicants in Modern Languages wishing to be considered for nomination is Tuesday 15 January 2019 no later than 17:00 (UK time), and you must have made an application to study for a PhD with us by then.

4)      School of Modern Languages PhD Scholarship

We invite applications for ONE fully-funded PhD scholarship (EU/Home fees plus £10k per annum maintenance) via the standard University application route at the link above. Please specify in your application that you wish to be considered for this scholarship.

The closing date is Tuesday 15 January 2019 no later than 17:00 (UK time).

International PhD student applicants to the School of Modern Languages Scholarship, and for PhD study independently of this award may also be eligible for the University’s St Leonard's International Doctoral Fees Scholarships, covering the difference between Home/EU and international fees. The strategic fit of the proposed research to the School is a core selection criterion as is financial need. Full details are here:

www.st-andrews.ac.uk/pgstudents/stleonards/advice/staff/funding/internationalfees/

The closing date for St Leonard’s Scholarship applicants is Tuesday 15 January 2019 no later than 17:00 (UK time).  The University expects to award its 5 available scholarships at that time; however, if that is not the case, the call for applications will re-open until 12 March 2019.

EU student applicants (non-UK) applying to the School of Modern Languages for Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities PhD scholarships (fees only) may also apply for a St Leonard’s European Doctoral Stipend Scholarship:

www.st-andrews.ac.uk/pgstudents/stleonards/advice/staff/funding/europeanstipend/

  • Up to 5 scholarships providing an annual stipend at the current Research Council rate (£14,777 in 2018-19)
  • Available for new European (excludes UK) doctoral students starting their degree in 2019-20 academic year and who have been awarded a Research Council fees-only scholarship
  • Awarded on basis of financial need and academic merit

This call for applications closes 17:00 (UK time) on 21 May 2019.

Additionally, the School of Modern Languages proactively welcomes interdisciplinary PhD applicants, in Medieval Studies, in the cross-cultural nineteenth century, in the literatures of science and medical humanities, in the contemporary among others.

For enquiries about Interdisciplinary PhD study and the schemes above, please contact the Postgraduate Administrator, Ms Leanne Bence, modlangs@st-andrews.ac.uk

We look forward to your application to study for a PhD with us.


Paid Part-time Teaching

In the case of suitably qualified and/or experienced candidates, the Head of School will with appropriate consultation look carefully at the possibility of offering limited part-time paid teaching to doctoral students.