Intellectual Property PhD - Herchel Smith Scholarships in UK
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)
Deadline:  02nd June

Intellectual Property Law
All Nationalities
Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)
United Kingdom

Scholarship Overview

Intellectual Property PhD - Herchel Smith Scholarships in UK, 2021 is offered for PhD degree in the field of Intellectual Property Law. You can apply to this scholarship here. The deadline for the sending your application is 02 Jun 2021. This scholarship is provided by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the value of this scholarship is Full Funding, Full tuition fee + 17,000 pounds per year . This scholarship is open for: Open to all nationals.

  • Degree: PhD
  • Provided by: Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)
  • Deadline: 02 Jun 2021
  • Scholarship value: Full Funding, Full tuition fee + 17,000 pounds per year

New Ph.D. students undertaking full-time research in the area of Intellectual Property (IP) can apply for a Herchel Smith Scholarship to start in the 2020 academic year. The award covers three years of study while in full-time enrolment, subject to satisfactory annual progress reports.

Value of Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)-Intellectual Property Ph.D. - Herchel Smith Scholarships in UK, 2021:

The successful applicants of Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)-Intellectual Property Ph.D. - Herchel Smith Scholarships in the UK, 2021 will receive the following benefits:

    • Tuition fees at the EU rate or the overseas rate.
    • 17,000 pounds per year will be paid to the beneficiary on a monthly basis throughout the year commencing from September 2021.


  • The Herchel Smith Ph.D. Scholarship Programme recognizes and supports exceptional full-time students who show the potential to make an outstanding contribution to intellectual property law. This program supports Ph.D. students in intellectual property law and those working at the intersection of intellectual property law and other areas of sciences and humanities.
  • The award is for new applicants who will enroll at the start of the coming academic year, in September 2021. Therefore, current Ph.D. students who enrolled prior to September are not eligible to apply for the award.
  • Please note that Ph.D. programs are available in September entry only. Applicants must fulfill the necessary academic requirements to be eligible for the program (this includes graduating from their LLM course with the specified grade or higher). Therefore, students graduating in November 2021 can only start their studies in September 2021 and are not eligible for this award (unless they have previously graduated from an LLM degree taken earlier).
  •  It is therefore open to both UK and non-EU applicants.

How To Apply

Only applicants who have completed the online application process to the PhD programme prior to the funding submission deadline will be considered for funding. For information on how to make an application, what our entry requirements are, and what supporting documentation is required.

To make an online application,you would need to visit this webpage and scroll down and then click on one of the two buttons at the very bottom of the webpage. You need to indicate from the ‘choose a degree’ box you would like to apply for a PhD, indicate you wish to study on a full-time basis, and then indicate a Semester 1 (September) start date - we do not offer start dates in January or May.

Applicants should note the School of Law, unlike other PhD programmes at QMUL, has no formal requirement for applicants to contact an academic staff member to arrange for supervision to be agreed prior to submission of their full application.  All applications, in the first instance, are reviewed by our Research Admissions Director. The Director has an overview of the supervisory capabilities and availabilities of all academic staff within the School, so applications are always reviewed, if they are considered strong enough by the Director, by academics with research expertise relevant to an applicant’s proposed area of study.  

However, the College’s On-line application system requires applicants to confirm the name of a proposed supervisor (in the ‘Research Proposal’ section).  As Law has no requirement here, applicants can simply name their proposed supervisor as a ‘School of Law supervisor’, without having to name a specific member of staff (although they are free to do so if they wish).