School of Social and Political Science

Scholarship guidelines


Parental Leave Policy

The School of Social and Political Science's briefing on maternity, paternity, shared parental and adoption leave and pay can be found here.


Interruption of study

For School managed scholarships, should you take an Interruption of Study, your scholarship stipend payment will be paused for your interruption period. (This does not apply to periods of Parental Leave.)

The final payment of your scholarship stipend will have this interrupted period added on so you will still receive the full funds of your award.

If you have already received a stipend payment for the quarter and then take an interruption, your next quarterly payment will be adjusted to pause payment for the equivalent interruption period.

Should you have financial concerns during your interruption period, please note that the University also provides Hardship Funding.

Student category
PhD Students