Are you interested in pursuing doctoral study at a leading university that focuses on research that influences practice?

City, University of London is offering 15 doctoral studentships starting in October 2023 as part of a scheme that will recruit outstanding researchers and eventually support 45 studentships across its six Schools.

The studentships comprise a stipend that tracks the UKRI rate (currently £19,668 pa) and tuition fees. Successful applicants will also have access to additional resources provided by their School.


  • Funding is available for UK, EU and international students studying full-time or part-time
  • Full-time students will receive a maintenance grant currently £19,668 per annum that will rise in line with UKRI stipends. Tuition fees are also paid
  • In addition to resources within the Schools, project/consumable costs of £1,500 are provided
  • The application and selection process is run through the School you apply to and involves senior academic staff from the relevant disciplines.

Applications and deadline

Applications are made via the School you are applying to at the links below. You will be required to submit a full, online application by 14 April 2023.

Research areas

Our Schools are looking to to recruit the next generation of talented researchers into areas of strategic importance. Please follow the links below to find out more details about what each School is offering.

Research at City

In the most recent Research Excellence Framework 2021, City almost doubled the proportion of its research that is rated world-leading. City offers an encouraging and nourishing research environment, with an extensive range of research support throughout the whole project lifecycle.

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Equality, diversity and inclusion

City, University of London is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in all its activities, processes, and culture for our whole community, including staff, students and visitors.