Postgraduate Funding for Design


AHRC studentships in Design

Funding for up to 12 PhD studentships

Goldsmiths is one of the five institutions that make up the Design Star Consortium doctoral training centre.

The Consortium funds up to 12 PhD studentships per year. These studentships cover:

  • Tuition fees each year of supervised study
  • A tax-free maintenance grant
  • Access to a research training support grant 
  • Financial support to attend specified events and placements, visits or training

How to apply

There's a two-stage process for applying for the studentships:

  1. Apply for a PhD place at Goldsmiths
    Get in touch with staff to discuss your research area and proposed topic, and then submit an online application
  2. Apply for Design Star funding
    You can do this by completing the Design Star application form and sending it to Alex Wilkie ( in the Department of Design (, copying in the Design Departmental Administrator  

Find out more about the application process on the Design Star website


The closing date for applications has now passed.

Eligibility criteria

The studentships are open to UK and EU applicants. You must hold a first or a very good upper second class undergraduate degree, and hold or be completing a Masters, or have relevant professional experience.

Find out more on the Design Star website.

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