Chase AHRC Studentship Scheme at the University of Sussex in UK 2021

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The University of Sussex is inviting applicants for the Chase AHRC Studentship Scheme in 2021/2022.

The University of Sussex is a member of the CHASE Doctoral Training Partnership, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Chase AHRC Studentship Scheme at the University of Sussex in UK 2021

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Successful applicants will have their Ph.D. tuition fees paid, and will receive a stipend to cover living expenses (currently £15,285 for 2020-21).

They will also have access to further funds for research expenses. They will benefit from research and practical expertise available across all the CHASE institutions via existing research networks, and the twice-yearly Encounters conference.

Chase AHRC Studentship Scheme at the University of Sussex in UK 2021

The University of Sussex is a leading research-intensive university near Brighton. We have both an international and local outlook, with staff and students from more than 100 countries and frequent engagement in community activities and services.

There is so much more you can discover from Sussex. To learn more about the applications, read on.

Type of Award

It is a Ph.D. scholarship.


PhD studentships cover UK level fees and a tax-free maintenance allowance (currently £15,285) and support funding (for e.g. conferences, placements, research travel, training courses).

Worth of Award

They include;

  • travel to national and international conferences
  • placements, and collaborations with partners
  • specific training/professional development activities (e.g. language support)
  • monitoring public engagement with your research
  • fieldwork
  • publishing your research and commercialization.


The application deadline is January 2021 0:00 (GMT).


CHASE AHRC studentships are open to UK and Overseas/International students according to the UKRI student eligibility rules.

Up to 30% of each cohort of students may be Overseas students, but AHRC scholarships cover only UK level fees, not Overseas Ph.D. fees.

You count as a UK student if you are:

  • a UK national who has been living in the UK or EU for the three years prior to starting your course;
  • an EU national with Settled Status;
  • an EU national with Pre-Settled status who has been living in the UK or EU for 3 years prior to starting your course;
  • a student will Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK;
  • an Irish National (due to a reciprocal agreement with the UK)
  • All other students (e.g. EU nationals moving to the UK to start their Ph.D.) will count as Overseas students.

How to Apply

  • Choose your Ph.D. degree. You must apply for a Ph.D. in the Arts and Humanities to be eligible for the scholarship. See our Ph.D. degrees.
  • Make contact with your potential supervisor to discuss your research area. See our guide on finding a supervisor.
  • Apply to Sussex using our online application system (applications must be submitted by 11 January 2021). Find out how to apply to Sussex.
  • Indicate on your academic application form that you intend to apply for a CHASE scholarship.
  • If your application to study at Sussex is approved, we will send you a link to an online application form for the CHASE scholarship.
  • The application must be submitted in full (incomplete applications will not be accepted). The deadline for CHASE applications is 25 January 2021.

If you are shortlisted, you’ll be invited to an interview in February 2021, and if you are successful, you’ll be notified by the end of April 2021.


  • If you wish to apply for CHASE studentship you must first apply for a place on a Ph.D. course at the University of Sussex.
  • You will then be able to request a link to the CHASE application form.

The deadline for the CHASE scholarship application is soon after the deadline for the Sussex application, so we advise you to apply to Sussex and to agree with your supervisory team in the autumn so that you can begin work on your CHASE application before Christmas. Your supervisor and your referees will need time to write their statements for your CHASE application.

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Visit Sussex Academic Page for more information and inquires


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