Aberystwyth University AberDoc PhD Scholarship Competition 2017, UK

Publish Date: Dec 22, 2016

Deadline: Mar 01, 2017

AberDoc PhD Scholarship Competition

Aberystwyth University's AberDoc PhD scholarship scheme offers a package of research and training for full-time PhD students.

These awards are tailored to enable students to develop the necessary skills required to meet their career choices and offer a breadth of development opportunities to enhance their research, teaching and transferable skills.

Competition for AberDoc Scholarships

The competition for these prestigious AberDoc scholarships is now open to students who wish to study for a full-time PhD commencing in September 2017:

*Participating Departments
Art International Politics 

Biological, Environmental & Rural Sciences

(inc. Sport & Exercise Science)

Law School
Business School Mathematics
Computer Science Modern Languages
Education & Lifelong Learninig Physics
English Literature & Creative Writing Psychology
Geography & Earth Sciences Theatre, Film & TV Studies
History & Welsh History Welsh & Celtic Studies
Information Studies  

To be eligible you must:

  1. have or expect to obtain at least upper second class honours in your first degree
  2. apply and be offered a place for doctoral study at Aberystwyth
  3. achievement of 7.0 in IELTS, or equivalent, as the normal case, for non-UK students (before the end of March 2017 at the latest)
  4. be commencing your doctoral study in September 2017 (current AU PhD students may be considered see point 3 of regulations below)

Deadlines:  The University's general deadline for the 2017 competition is the 1st March 2017.

N.B. Please note that the deadline for the Departments of Geography & Earth Sciences, International Politics, History & Welsh History, Psychology and Theatre, Film & Television Studiesis 27th January 2017.

Successful candidates will receive a grant for up to three years which will cover their tuition fees (up to the UK/EU rate of £4,121)** and also provide them with a maintenance allowance of approximately £14,296 per annum** and access to a travel and conference fund (max. £500 per annum). Scholarships commence from the main intake: September 2017. 

Non-EU students would have to cover the difference between UK/EU tuition fees and the non-EU tuition fees (approx. £8,198 to £8,448) from their scholarship. However, there will be 3 additional President's Scholarships, which cover this difference in tuition fees. These will be awarded to the three highest ranked non-EU candidates for the AberDoc competition. 

All doctoral research students are able to undertake teaching and would be provided with an HR contract to enable this to happen easily, and will be recorded as staff members for this purpose.   Payment will be according to the rate for hourly teaching staff.    Other opportunities for paid work may also be available,  such as research support, marking,  student recruitment and support activities.

For more information click "Further official information" below.

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