Students will be expected to take up Doctoral Tutoring during his/her 6 semesters (3 years) of funding. This work is paid at Grade 5.1 (currently £13.88 per hour), and covers contact time, preparation and marking. Note that you will be expected to work approximately 165 hours per year, dependent on modules selected and availability.

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Worth of Psychology Doctoral Research Scholarship

  • The Psychology Doctoral Research Studentship covers overseas level PhD tuition fees of £22,975, a stipend (currently £15,609 pa) as well as some research and training costs.
  • The scholarship also cover a stipend for 3 years (tied to the UKRI studentship rates, currently £15,609 p.a.) to cover living costs.

Eligibility for Psychology Doctoral Research Scholarship

  • To be qualified for the scholarship, each candidate of Psychology Doctoral Research Studentship must have an offer letter from University of Sussex for a PhD program in psychology.
  • All candidate applying for Psychology Doctoral Research Studentship must be international students.
  • You must also exceed the admission criteria established by the University to be eligible for the scholarship.

Documents Required for Psychology Doctoral Research Studentship

You need to provide a research proposal that indicates your knowledge of the research area, hypotheses that could be addressed in your PhD, and an highlight of potential methods, a current degree transcript(s) with full details of performance on all completed courses, two academic references, an up-to-date CV, a document summarizing any teaching experience you have and illustrating your suitability for a Doctoral Tutor role.

How to Apply 

  • To apply for the scholarship, you must submit your application online for ‘PhD in Psychology’ for entry in September 2022.
  • If you are interested in Psychology Doctoral Research Studentship and you are eligible for the scholarship, visit the university’s official website.

Application Deadline 

The application deadline for the scholarship is January 18, 2022.

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