Prospective Students


The White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities will be offering at least 45 PhD studentships starting in October 2022 at Leeds, Sheffield and York, through the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTP2) scheme.

TWO types of studentship will be offered: Open Competition and Collaborative Doctoral Award (CDA). The table below summarises the differences.

Closing deadlines

  • Open Competiton is 17:00 GMT on Wednesday 26 January 2022
  • CDA Competition – competition not yet open, deadlines TBC

WRoCAH AHRC Open Competition 

WRoCAH AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDAs)

  • Student-led projects
  • Apply for a place of study FIRST
  • Usually an interview with your chosen department
  • Apply to WRoCAH for funding SECOND
  • Defined projects with external collaborating partner organisation
  • Expressions of interest FIRST
  • Usually an interview with the project team
  • Successful student nominated to WRoCAH
  • Successful student confirmed by WRoCAH

The WRoCAH CDA Studentships competition will open early February 2022.

Click on the link below to find out more about the open Studentship competition and how to apply


2022 WRoCAH AHRC Open Competition Studentships

Applications are now open for the 2022 WRoCAH Open Competition Studentships. WRoCAH will have approximately 45 AHRC Open Competition Studentships to award across the three White Rose institutions (Leeds, Sheffield and York) for 2022 entry.

More information, the Guidance notes and the link to the application form are available here.