Principal’s Career Development PhD Scholarships 2014
The University will offer 50 PhD scholarships for students starting their PhD research at the University in the 2014-2015 academic session.
- Each scholarship covers the UK/EU rate of tuition fee as well as a stipend of £14,000. Subject to satisfactory progress, the scholarships are awarded for three years.
- The awards are open to UK, EU and overseas students applying to start their first year of study for a research degree in 2014-2015. Award applicants should contact the School with whom they intend to study before applying for the award to ascertain whether the funding is available for the discipline involved.
- Applicants must have already applied for admission to a full-time PhD research programme of study at the University.
- They must be of outstanding academic merit and research potential. Candidates must have, or expect to obtain, a UK first class or 2:1 honours degree at undergraduate level or the international equivalent.
- Other factors such as financial status, nationality and the proposed field of study are not taken into account.
- The University will not generally consider candidates who have already obtained a PhD, or formal equivalent, as a result of direct research training.
- Candidates are required to have good English Language skills with scholarship applicants normally requiring a minimum IELTS of 7.0 achieved within the past two years. Please note that your scholarship application will not be considered if your IELTS results are not known to the University.
Please also note that if you have applied for consecutive registration where you will start your Master’s programme of study in 2014 and your PhD the following year in 2015, that you will not be eligible to apply for a Principal’s Career Development Scholarship in 2014. Principal’s awards cannot be held concurrently with fully-funded scholarships.
The University will use the information you provide on your scholarship application form together with the information contained in the supporting documentation (two references and academic transcript) which you submitted as part of your application for admission to administer and assess your scholarship application and to select successful applicants.
Shortlisted candidates should expect to be invited to attend an interview which will take place either in person or by telephone.
The winners of the scholarship will be announced in April 2014.