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Durham University

Durham Arctic Research Centre for Training and Interdisciplinary Collaboration (DurhamARCTIC)

Application process & eligibility requirements

To be eligible for a DurhamARCTIC studentship applicants must also apply to, and be accepted by, a degree-granting doctoral programme at Durham University. Applications for doctoral programmes are made via the University online application system. Please view the postgraduate studies pages of the website of the department in which you seek to obtain a degree for further information about your department’s specific requirements, including academic background and language requirements.

In addition to being judged according to departmental selection criteria, applications for a DurhamARCTIC studentship will be selected according to additional criteria, including:

  • How the project’s focus is particularly relevant to the Arctic. Although comparative work at lower latitudes may be appropriate, the focus of the study and beneficial impact must be associated with the Arctic as a broadly defined region
  • How the project will both contribute to and benefit from interdisciplinary research and training
  • How the project will benefit from the three-month placement period
  • The applicant’s experience residing in or researching the Arctic

Note for potential applicants from outside the European Union: This scholarship programme covers only UK / EU fees. Students from outside the European Union are welcome to apply, but they would be responsible for covering the additional fee charged to international students (in 2019/20 this is generally between £15,000 and £20,000 / year, depending on discipline). Applicants from outside the European Union who are prepared to cover international student fees with other funds should note this in their application.

Regardless of the result of Brexit, UK universities have confirmed that EU students who start their studies in Autumn 2020 will be eligible for UK Home fees.

Please Note: Recruitment of the final cohort of DurhamARCTIC PhD students funded by the Leverhulme Trust grant has concluded. No further recruitment of DurhamARCTIC PhD students is planned for the foreseeable future.