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Funding for Research Degrees

There are a number of competitions for fully-funded PhD positions for 2024. Please check these pages regularly for announcements and updates of competitions. Please contact or for more information.

We currently offer fully-funded PhDs through the schemes below:

Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC) PhD Studentships – deadline January 15th 2024

Information on the competition can be found here: Chinese Scholarship Council.

Please see the scheme-specific information for how to apply and in addition follow the procedure described here.

Inform the Psychology Postgraduate Office ( of your wish to be considered for this scheme. 

Departmental Studentships

The deadline for departmental studentships is 9th February 2024, find out how to apply here

Durham Doctoral Studentships (DDS)

The deadline for Durham Doctoral Studentships is 9th February 2024, find out how to apply here

ESRC NINE Doctoral Training Partnership PhD studentships

Competition is open for applications. Application deadline to departments: 22 January 2024. More detailed information can be found on the NINE DTP website


There may also be the opportunity to apply for the below should funding be approved:

  • Durham Doctoral Teaching Fellowships (DDTF) – details to be confirmed