The Award

NECAH studentships include tuition fees and a stipend at the same rate as for RCUK studentships.  These change annually in line with inflation.

Part-Time Studentships

Part-time studentships are available.  Please indicate your wish to study part-time by filling out the appropriate section of the application form.


Funded NECAH studentships are open to Home and EU applicants only.

Self-funded students from outside the EU are welcome to apply to join the NECAH programme.

If your first language is not English you may be required to provide evidence of English language proficiency of IELTS 7.0 (with no component lower than 7.0) or equivalent.



It is not a problem if you have been awarded your Bachelors and/or Masters degree a while ago: we will not discount applications for this reason. We will consider applicants who do not possess a Masters degree in cases where a professional qualification and relevant professional experience is detailed within the application. We will also consider applicants who have not yet been awarded a masters degree, but one reference should be from your supervisor and indicate your predicted grades.


It is not necessary to indicate a potential supervisor within your application. However, if you wish to indicate people who you think are particularly able to supervise your project please integrate this into your project proposal. Within the six universities we have a vast range of potential supervisors. Many of them are listed on each of the universities’ webpages. There are quick links to these university pages from the logos and hyperlinks on the home page of this website or from the About Us section.

Previous Applicants

If you have previously applied and were unsuccessful you are welcome to apply again, but there should be a substantial change within your application, such as a new or recently completed qualification, or a significantly different research proposal.