£17,668 University of Kent 2023 Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) SeNSS

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

  • Country of the Scholarship

    United Kingdom
  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Ph.D. scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    > 12000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

  • Scholarship Contact Details

    University Of Kent Canterbury Kent CT2 7NZ  

In July 2016, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) accredited the South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS) as a prominent Doctoral Training Partnership. The University of Kent is happy to be a part of the South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS), which received this honor. The City University of London, the Goldsmiths University of London, the Universities of East Anglia, Essex, Reading, Roehampton, Surrey, and Sussex, and Royal Holloway University of London are some of the institutions that we work with as partners.

SeNSS is one of only 14 Doctoral Training Partnerships in the United Kingdom that is sponsored by the ESRC, and they will be offering a handful of fully-financed ESRC doctoral studentships beginning in September 2023. ESRC SeNSS studentships will be available in the following subject routes at Kent University:


About the Scholarship Provider:

The Institution of Kent, which was formerly recognized as the University of Kent at Canterbury, is a well-known public research university that can be found in the county of Kent in the United Kingdom. Because it was established in 1965, some refer to it as a university named after Beloff’s plate glass. The University Grants Committee received a proposal in the year 1960 from supporters of the University of Kent to create a university in Canterbury. The proposed university would be named the University of Kent. As a direct result of the passage of the plan in 1962, an Interim Committee was established, and the university was contacted. 1965 was the year that the institution was presented with its Royal Charter. This year, the institution opened its doors to just 500 pupils and 150 employees when it first started operations. The university’s first chancellor will be Princess Marina, the Duchess of Kent. This appointment was made.


At the moment, the establishment is comprised of not just three academic centers but also 18 academic schools, in addition to the six colleges it already possesses. The university has been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education on two separate occasions in the past eleven years. There are three locations of the educational establishment inside Kent. Six colleges, the Gulbenkian Arts Centre, the Templeman Library, and the Mandela Building can all be found on the Canterbury Campus, which is situated in Parkland. The campus covers an area of 300 acres and is situated in an area that provides easy access to both the city center and London. It offers exceptional academic, residential, and culinary services to its students. In 1982, Tonbridge became home to the School of Continuing Education, which first opened its doors to students. At the moment, it collaborates with both the Kent Innovation & Enterprise Center and the Kent Business School.

The Medway Campus may be found in close proximity to the cities of Chatham and Rochester. It was formerly the location of a naval facility. Both the Pembroke and Chatham campuses of the Naval Dockyard are separated by a fence. Pembroke is the home of the Drill Hall Library, as well as the professional practice and journalism centers, the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, the Student Hub social space, and the Medway branches of the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, and the School of Computing. The Dockyard is the location of the Kent Business School Medway division as well as the Centre for Music and Audio Technology. The organization operates centers in a number of locations around Europe, including but not limited to Athens, Paris, Brussels, and Rome. The educational establishment provides a wide variety of postgraduate and undergraduate degree programs in a variety of fields, including the following: economics, law, journalism, medicine, anthropology, architecture, environmental studies, arts, media, English, philosophy, social sciences, history, music, science, pharmacy, finance, sports, medicine, and law.


There are over 20,100 students enrolled at the university, and there are approximately 2,000 academic members. 16% of the total student population is comprised of students from other countries. The ratio of professors to students at the university is one to twelve. During the 2015-2016 academic year, the university’s Employability Points program, which is recognized on a national level, was utilized by over 6,700 students and 132 different companies. The University of Kent has formed partnerships with 388 different kinds of organizations from all around the world. There are 160,000 alumni from 180 different nations, and among them are a great number of famous persons. Gavin William James Esler is a well-known individual in the fields of journalism, fiction writing, and hosting on television.

Author of novels, short tales, and screenplays, Kazuo Ishiguro also writes screenplays. Tom Wilkinson is a well-known British actor who has had roles in movies including “Michael Clayton” and “In the Bedroom.” Alan Davies is a British actor, stand-up comedian, and writer, although he is most well-known for his role as Jonathan Creek in the mystery thriller series Jonathan Creek on the BBC. The novels Cloud Atlas and number9dream written by David Mitchell were both put forward for consideration for the Booker Prize. Paul Telfer is an accomplished actor who is most known for his role on Days of Our Lives as Xander Kiriakis. The university is the alma mater of a significant number of other successful people.


Scholarship Sponsor(s):  University Of Kent

Scholarship Country: United Kingdom

Scholarship Worth: £17,668

Study Level: PhD

Nationality: International Students


Scholarship Offer:

  • These scholarships come with a doctoral stipend (which is comparable to the Research Councils UK National Minimum Doctoral Stipend, which for the academic year 2022/2023 was set at £17,668 and will be set for 2023/24). Tuition costs equal to those charged at the student’s home institution as well as access to additional funding for research. If you are a foreign applicant, Kent University will not charge you the higher of the two application fees—either the Home or the International cost.


Eligibility for Scholarship.

  • You are required to have qualifications and experience that are equivalent to the standard of a strong honours degree with a first or upper second class level from a UK academic research organization in order to be eligible for ESRC studentship funding. It is possible for degree qualifications obtained from outside of the UK to be accepted, as well as any combination of qualifications and/or experience that is comparable to a relevant UK degree.
  • This award is available to candidates not just living in the UK but also those living in other countries (including EU nationals).



The  University of Kent 2023 Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) SeNSS is open to all International Students


If you are a first-year student at the University of London and you are paying the home fee, you should apply for the Full-time Undergraduate Bursary for the 2022-2023 school year. The purpose of the scholarship is to help incoming freshmen who have shown strong ambition for higher education and a desire to make a positive impact in their communities on their way to achieving their own personal and professional objectives.


Application Procedure

  • New students who are interested in being considered for ESRC SeNSS funding are required to submit an application for a PhD program at the University of Kent and a SeNSS HEI application by the deadline of Friday, January 20, at 12:00 p.m. GMT.
  • When you send in your application to Kent, you are required to include a supporting statement from a possible supervisor.
  • It is strongly recommended that applicants quickly discuss their proposed research projects with members of the academic staff at the relevant school as soon as feasible.
  • Any currently enrolled PhD students who are interested in being considered for funding from the ESRC SeNSS should get in touch with the Director of Graduate Studies (Research) at their school to inform them of their interest. They should also submit a SeNSS HEI application by the 20th of January, 2023 at the absolute latest.


Application Deadline

The application deadline  for University of Kent 2023 Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) SeNSS  is January 20, 2023.


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