How to apply

Our call for applications for studentships commencing in 2024/25 is reopened to invite applications only from excellent UK candidates. Applicants to Economics are particularly encouraged.

To be classed as a home/UK student, candidates must meet the following criteria:

The deadline for application is 17:00 (BST) on 30th May 2024.


Application Procedure


The application procedure requires applicants to complete two forms:

    • one application form must be submitted to the host institution for the programme of study under the Eligible Disciplinary Pathways. Applicants applying for 1+3.5 funding should apply to the masters programme; applicants applying for 3.5 and 4.5 funding should apply to the PhD programme; and
    • one application form must be submitted to the South Coast DTP for the studentship. This application requires student ID input. If you do not have one you may use the application reference from the host institution application. If you have submitted the application for the previous round and would like it to resubmit, please kindly contact SCDTP office with your application number. The SCDTP office can reopen the application for you to update. You must resubmit by the deadline to be eligible.

Both forms must be submitted before the deadline (17:00 (BST) 30th May 2024) for the application to be considered.

Further details on each application procedure can be found below.



  • The first application form you need to complete is for your chosen programme of study at your chosen partner institution.

(Please ensure your chosen discipline is accredited for funding at your chosen institution in accordance with list of eligible disciplinary pathways here )

  • The second application form which requires completion is the South Coast DTP Funding Application Form.

To register and complete your online application, please follow the link below:



Should you have any questions regarding the SCDTP or its application procedure, please contact