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Future 100 PhD Scholarships At The University Of Leicester 2022

PhD Financial Aid For International Students At The University of Leicester


The University of Leicester is giving out financial aid worth £9m to 100 PhD students. The Future 100 PhD Scholarships is aimed at developing the next generation of researchers that will become world-class champions in their respective fields.

Also, 25 scholarships will be disbursed among the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities. These colleges make up a total of 9 schools, namely:

  • Archaeology and Ancient History
  • Arts (encompassing English, History of Art and Film, and Modern Languages)
  • Business
  • Criminology
  • Education; History, Politics and International Relations
  • Law; Media
  • Communication
  • Sociology
  • Museum Studies

Host Institution


This is a self-hosted scholarship. This means that the sponsor is also the host. The host university is The University of Leicester located in University Rd, Leicester LE1 7RH, the United Kingdom. 

Education Level Coverage


The level of education covered by this financial aid is the Doctoral (PhD) degree program. 

Eligible Courses


Not all the courses available at The University of Leicester is covered by this PhD scholarship. However, the courses under the faculties listed below are eligible:

  • School of History, Politics and International Relations
  • School of Media Communications and Sociology
  • School of Archaeology and Ancient History
  • School of Education
  • School of Criminology
  • School of Business
  • School of Arts
  • School of Museum Studies
  • Leicester Law School

Eligible Nationality


All students from all countries of the world are eligible to apply for this PhD financial aid. This also includes interested applicants from the United Kingdom and EU/EEA countries.

To be categorized as a UK student, an applicant must meet up at least one of the following requirements.

  • Be a UK National (meeting residency requirements)
  • Have EU settled status
  • Have EU pre-settled status (meeting 3 years residency requirement)
  • Have indefinite leave to remain or enter


Number Of Selected Applicants


This PhD financial aid being sponsored by the University of Leicester will select 100 PhD students for this scholarship.

Selection is based on merit and how the applicants meet the requirements.

Scholarship Value And Added Benefits


The University of Leicester Future 100 PhD Scholarships will provide funding for 3 years and 6 months. The breakdown is here below:

  • Tuition fees at UK rate
  • Stipend at UKRI rates (currently £15,609. 2022 rates to be confirmed)
  • Access to a Research Training Support Grant of up to £1,500 pa for 3 years

Also, international applicants (applicants that are not UK citizens or residents) applying for courses listed on this page will have to be able to cover the amount gap between the UK and International fees during their period of studying.

  • Full international fees will be £15,600 per year
  • UK fees are yet to be fully agreed upon but are most likely to be between £4600 and £4700 every year
  • International students would need to be able to pay fees of approximately £11,000 per year of study
  • The exact fee will be advised at the point of offer

Criteria For Consideration


Interested applicants must to a Bachelor Degree of Second Class Upper 2:1 in the United Kingdom or a better foreign equivalent.

Interested applicants should also possess a Masters degree in a similar course.

There are also English language requirements at The University of Leicester. Be sure and confirm that you meet up the requirements.


Requirements For The University of Leicester Future 100 PhD Scholarships


Interested applicants are to get the following documents and submit them alongside the application.

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal statement explaining, briefly, your interest in the project and your relevant experience (If you apply for two projects include a statement for each project on the same document)
  • Degree Certificates and Transcripts of study already completed and if possible transcript to date of study currently being undertaken
  • Evidence of English language proficiency, if applicable
  • In the reference section please enter the contact details of your two academic referees in the boxes provided or upload letters of reference if already available.

How To Apply For The University of Leicester Future 100 PhD Financial Aid


Interstate applicants can select more than 1 project course, but not more than 2.


In the Supervisor Section

Input the Project Reference for each project course you want to be considered for (the Project Reference is on the project listing above and on the project description document).

In the Project Title Section

Type in the Project Title for each project course in their order of priority (for example, follow this format: Project 1, Project 2).

In the Funding Section

Input "Future 100 Scholarship" or choose "Future 100 Scholarship" from the drop-down menu.

Deadline For The University of Leicester Future 100 PhD Scholarships 2022


The closing date of The University of Leicester PhD financial aid is 11th March 2022.

Note that the PhD session that this scholarship is attached to will start on 26th September 2022.