The University of Leicester is delighted to announce its Stanley Burton Center Scholarships for Ph.D. students in Holocaust and Genocide Studies from February 2023. This scholarship is open to new and suitable UK/EU and International (i.e., outside the EU) applicants. It is a tuition fee waiver.
The Stanley Burton Center Ph.D. Scholarships are open to new postgraduate researchers ONLY – that is, it is not open to existing postgraduate students.
The University of Leicester is one of the UK’s leading universities, committed to international excellence through creating a changing world. of high-quality, inspiring research and teaching. In 2008/2009, they were named the Times Higher Education University of the Year, with the judges describing the university as ‘elite without being elitist. The School of History was ranked 6th in the UK for research in the 2014 Guardian REF league table.
The Stanley Burton Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, the oldest Holocaust research center in the UK, is pleased to offer this scholarship for entry into its Doctor
of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Program. The scholarship will pay full-time UK/EU University tuition fees for three years (proportionately for part-time study).
The selected applicant’s research project will be supervised by a staff member from the
Stanley Burton Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, part of the University’s School of History.
What You Need To Know About The University Of Leicester Ph.D. Scholarship
This scholarship is open to new UK/EU and international (i.e. non-EU) applicants. Please note that the award covers tuition fees in the UK fee only.
International applicants (and those who are not eligible to pay UK tuition fees) must demonstrate at the time of their application that they can finance the difference in tuition fees.
The scholarship is for full or part-time studies (it is paid proportionally in the case of part-time studies). Due to UK visa restrictions, international applicants are not normally able to study part-time. Applicants must be able to start their studies in February 2023.
LEVEL / FIELD OF STUDY
The scholarship is available to pursue a Ph.D. program and the list of possible research areas includes:
- history of the holocaust
- History of concentration camps, ghettos, and similar institutions.
- genocide studies
- History of Germany / German Europe
- Balkan history
- The origins and consequences of mass violence.
- Representation and memory of the holocaust.
- The public and national memory of mass conflicts.
- The media and the representation of mass violence.
- Memorialization and heritage after the conflict.
This scholarship is to be taken in the UK at the University of Leicester.
This “scholarship” approach is open to new UK/EU and international (i.e. non-EU) applicants.
The scholarship will pay full-time university tuition in the UK for three years (proportional for part-time studies).
Scholarship Requirements and Eligibility
- Applicants must hold a first-class or upper-second-class honors degree (or an equivalent qualification) in history or a relevant discipline and meet the University’s standard English language entry requirements.
- Applicants are also expected to hold a Master’s degree with Merit or Distinction in a relevant discipline or be able to show evidence that they will achieve this by October 2022.
- Applicants must be able to demonstrate a keen interest in research and
- it is desirable that applicants be proficient in at least one language other than
- Presence in Leicester and participation in Burton Center activities is a
- This scholarship is open to new UK/EU countries and suitable international (i.e. non-EU)
- Applicants must be able to start their studies in October 2022.
The scholarship will be renewed annually subject to the student successfully passing the annual evaluation.
University of Leicester Scholarship Application Procedure:
How to apply: To apply, simply follow our five-point checklist:
- Define what you want to research and make sure it is compatible with the research areas listed above.
- Applications must be accompanied by a thesis proposal of no more than 2000 words outlining the area to be studied, key debates within the field, and initial thoughts on potential research methods and primary sources.
- Prepare your supporting documents (transcript of grades 1, resume).
- Please indicate on your application that you are applying for the Holocaust and Genocide Studies History Fee Waiver Scholarship.
- Submit your application online. The online application can be found below.
The University of Leicester Ph.D. Scholarship Appplication Deadline:
September 14, 2022