Prospective Students


The White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities will be offering at least 48 PhD studentships starting in October 2021 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 27 January 2021
  • 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 in March 2021.

Click on the links below to find out more about each type of Studentship and how to apply


  • 2021 WRoCAH AHRC Open Competition Studentships

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  • 2021 WRoCAH Collaborative Doctoral Award (CDA) Studentships

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