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Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities at the University of Nottingham, UK 2024

Application is now open for the Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities at the University of Nottingham. Interested applicants are encouraged to send their applications in before the deadline date.

About the University of Nottingham and Scholarship

The University of Nottingham, a distinguished public research institution located in Nottingham, England, traces its origins to its establishment as University College Nottingham in 1881. It attained royal charter status in 1948 and is a proud member of the esteemed Russell Group, emphasizing its commitment to research excellence.

The university’s main campus, University Park, along with Jubilee Campus and the teaching hospital, Queen’s Medical Centre, are situated within the City of Nottingham. Additionally, the university maintains smaller campuses and sites across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Internationally, Nottingham extends its reach with campuses in Semenyih, Malaysia, and Ningbo, China. Organized into five faculties, encompassing over 50 schools, departments, institutes, and research centers, the University of Nottingham stands as a multifaceted institution dedicated to academic distinction.


The university has received notable accolades, including being named Times Higher Education “University of the Year” in 2006, Times Higher Education “Entrepreneurial University of the Year” in 2008, and securing the runner-up position in the 2010 Sunday Times “University of the Year.” In the 2016–17 academic year, Nottingham earned the title of ‘University of the Year’ for graduate employment by The Sunday Times.

The Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities, a prestigious opportunity offered by the University of Nottingham, presents selected scholars with a fixed sum of £105,000 over three years for full-time study or six years for part-time study. The scholarship encompasses coverage for home (UK)/international tuition fees, with the Faculty bridging the gap between home and international fee levels for successful international applicants. In addition to tuition support, scholars receive a tax-free maintenance grant, referred to as a stipend, set at £25,500 per year (pro rata part-time). The scholarship also includes a research and training allowance, fostering a conducive environment for scholarly pursuits.

Details about Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities at the University of Nottingham:

Scholarship Sponsor: University of Nottingham, UK

Scholarship Value: Up to £105,000

Number of awards: N/A

Study level: PhD/Postgraduate

Host Institution(s): University of Nottingham, UK

Courses: Humanities

Eligibility Criteria for Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities

Candidates are advised to meet the following requirements to be eligible for Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities at the University of Nottingham:

  • Applicants from the UK and elsewhere, including those outside the EU, are invited to apply for the funding, provided that they intend to start campus-based PhD studies at the University of Nottingham at the start of the 2024–2025 academic year.
  • Languages, literature, or history are the three fields in which candidates’ planned Ph.D. study must fall (see the definitions of qualified topic subjects).
  • Applicants must live relatively close to the University of Newcastle and stay in the UK for the duration of their study, except for fieldwork periods. A good undergraduate record, frequently receiving a first-class degree leading to a BA and either a master’s or doctoral degree in an area related to their desired study, is indicative of a candidate’s demonstrated track record of academic accomplishment. The applicant must possess a master’s degree at the time of application, have completed it by the time they begin their Ph.D. (even if the results of the final examination board are still pending), or have equivalent professional experience and qualifications to a master’s degree.
  • Before applying for a Wolfson Scholarship, candidates should have applied to study for a PhD at the University of Nottingham. However, it is not necessary to accept a formal offer at the time of application.

Application Procedure for Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities

  1. Ensure you meet the above eligibility standards
  2. Apply for an Open Doctoral Award through the Midlands4Cities partnership
  3. All qualified applications will be considered for the Wolfson Scholarship. Candidates of the Wolfson Award will not also receive an M4C studentship.

Note: If you are not able to apply online, please email

The Application Deadline is: noon, Wednesday 10 January 2024

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