The School of Economics is offering full-time doctoral studentships in Economics and Econometrics




Two alumni sponsored undergraduate scholarships are available for 2013 entry, the Prior Scholarship and the Jim O’Neill Scholarship.

  • To be eligible to apply for the Prior Scholarship students must achieve A*AA at A level and elect Surrey as their first choice.
  • For the Jim O’Neill Scholarship students must achieve AAA at A level and elect Surrey as their first choice. The student’s family income should be £30,000 or below.

Both Scholarships will provide £3,000 a year for 3 years depending on the student maintaining a minimum level of 2.1 throughout their studies. 

Students will be able to apply for the Scholarships once they have an unconditional firm offer from the University. Applicants will be notified of the decision prior to pre-registration week (mid September). 

A student can apply for both Scholarships but cannot receive both the Prior and Jim O’Neill Awards. Students can however receive in addition the University’s Chancellors Scholarship, a University Sports Scholarship as well as any other bursary, prize and award for which they are eligible if successful.

Application forms

Prior Scholarship Application Form (99.0KB)Jim O'Neill Scholarship Application Form (99.0KB)


The School of Economics is offering full-time doctoral studentships in Economics and Econometrics starting in October 2013. The studentships will cover tuition fees, and provide maintenance for a total of up to £14,340 pa. Closing date Friday 3 July, 2013.

The School’s PhD programme comprises approximately three years of full time study during which you will undertake a structured, supervised programme of scholarly research leading to a thesis that makes an original contribution to knowledge and is of a standard appropriate for publication in high-quality refereed journals. During your first year you will be required to take Ph.D. modules in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics.

As a member of the ESRC funded South East Doctoral Training Centre, the School offers excellent research training and the opportunity to be part of a vibrant research community that shapes agendas of scholarship and practice.

Successful candidates will have or expect to be awarded a good first degree (First) and normally have or expect to be awarded a good Masters degree (Distinction) in Economics or related discipline. They will have outstanding research potential and enthusiasm to pursue research in an area consistent with the School’s research expertise.

Application process

Apply to study on our PhD programme at

In your application state clearly that you also wish to be considered for a School of Economics PhD. Strong Studentship candidates will be invited to interview. Closing date for submissions wishing to be considered is Friday 5 July, 2013. Interviews will take place in early July. Further details of our research interests and the expertise of our academic staff are available at:

Contacts for enquiries

Giovanni Forchini, PGR Admission Director, School of economics:
Laura Pettinger, Postgraduate Recruitment and Admissions, School of Economics: