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Applications are now open for PhD studentships for October 2018 entry


How to apply

1. Apply for a place to study at a CHASE member institution. Please click on the logos immediately below for information on how to apply at each institution:

The Courtauld Institute of Art   Goldsmiths, University of London  University of Essex
Open University                University of East Anglia              University of Kent               University of Sussex

You must have applied for a place to study at one of the CHASE institutions by 10 January 2018. This is the final deadline for receipt of applications. However, we strongly advise you to apply early to your chosen institution to ensure that you have the opportunity to consult with your proposed supervisor in preparing your application for funding.

2. CHASE institutions provide access to the application system to their selected applicants. To create an application you must have an access code. Once you have been given the access code, you can create an account on the system using the button on the right of this page.

You can find guidance for applicants on the CHASE website.

CHASE will inform applicants of the outcome of their application by 23 April 2018.


CHASE AHRC studentships are open to UK and EU students who meet the residency requirements set out in the RCUK Terms and Conditions for Training Grants; in addition, before completing your application, please ensure that you have read the CHASE Guidance for applicants.

If you have already commenced doctoral study, you may still be eligible for AHRC studentship funding providing that, at the start of the award, you will have at least 50% of your period of study remaining.

If you have already commenced your study on a part-time basis, you can be supported by the AHRC to continue your studies full-time.

CHASE AHRC studentships are available for both full-time and part-time study. In line with RCUK expectations for equality and diversity, CHASE promotes equality of opportunity for all eligible doctoral candidates.

Data sharing

Please see the policy on Data sharing between Consortium institutions.