The Graduate School is pleased to announce that it will be offering eight scholarships for international students who plan to undertake a postgraduate research degree (MPhil/PhD) at King's College London commencing in the 2017-18 academic year.
- Be due to commence an MPhil/PhD research degree programme in any Faculty at King’s College London during the 2017/18 academic year
- Be classified as Overseas fees status
- Have submitted all the required application materials by the funding deadline (as instructed in the ‘Application Process’ section below)
- Students who will pay tuition fees at the Home/EU rate are not eligible
- Existing research degree students are not eligible to apply
- The scholarship cannot be held on a part-time basis
- Professional doctorate degrees are not eligible
- Distance learning programmes are not eligible
- The scholarship cannot commence prior to September/October 2017
Applications will be invited from November 2016 and will close on 15 January 2017 at 23:59 GMT sharp
Please follow the instructions below.
Applicants who fail to apply as instructed below will not be eligible for consideration.
1) Apply to King’s College London for a research degree programme using the online admissions application
2) Ensure to tick the box and enter the code 1718-PGR-INT at item 5 (Award Scheme Code or Name) on the funding part of the KCL Application Form
PLEASE BE AWARE that material from your admissions application will be extracted and used as part of the assessment/selection process, therefore it is our expectation that your admissions application will be complete with supporting references and transcripts by the application deadline of 15th January 2017. It is your responsibility to ensure that this information is provided in time.
Once the application deadline has passed, the Admissions Office and the Postgraduate & Graduate School Support (PGSS) Office will gather and record the details of all the applications received that state 1718-PGR-INT as the Award Scheme Code.
The Admissions Office and the PGSS Office will check the eligibility of all applicants, and all applications that are deemed eligible will be circulated to faculties for assessment. Final decisions will be conducted by central King’s Graduate School selection panels.
Assessment of applications will be based on:
i) Evidence and strength of academic qualifications gained and, where applicable, professional qualifications and/or relevant experience;
ii) Strength of the research proposal;
iii) Match of the applicant’s interests with his/her potential supervisors.
Announcement of Results
Candidates who are deemed ineligible for the scholarship will be informed about their ineligibility in early February 2017. Final decisions will be made and all applicants informed by the end of March 2017 at the latest. All results will be announced via email in the first instance (please keep an eye on your spam folder during the selection period as some email providers route KCL emails there).
The candidate who is successfully offered the scholarship will be asked to provide a decision on acceptance/decline by a given deadline. If the successful candidate fails to respond by the given deadline or declines the offer, their award will automatically be transferred to a reserve candidate who is next in line for the award.
Confirmation of Awards
- The initial offer email sent to successful students will include instructions on how to accept the award, and the deadline for doing so. If the student is unable to take up the award, he/she should provide a reason why (this information is used for statistical purposes only).
- Awards must only be accepted on the understanding that the student has read, understood and agrees to comply with the ‘Conditions & Regulations of Funding’.
- Successful candidates who confirm acceptance of a scholarship will be sent an official award confirmation letter detailing the terms and conditions of the award and the exact value of the award granted.
- Where an offer-holder accepts an award but later decides that he/she is unable to take up the opportunity for whatever reason, we would like to ask that, as a matter of courtesy, the student informs the Postgraduate & Graduate School Support office, in good time, so that the opportunity could be passed on to another candidate where possible.
Payment of Awards
- Where an award provides funds directly towards tuition fees, an internal transfer will be arranged by the Postgraduate & Graduate School Support team and no money will be paid to the award-holder.
- Where an award provides an annual student stipend, payments will be made on a monthly basis into a UK bank account.
- Where an award can be used to cover either tuition fees or living costs, the award-holder will have the option of receiving their award directly or it can be used to off-set a proportion of tuition fees.
Renewal of Awards
- All research degree awards are granted for one year in the first instance but will be renewed for the remaining length of the scholarship, subject to the award-holder’s satisfactory progress.
- Awards are renewed only if the award-holder adheres to the Conditions & Regulations of Funding.
- The maximum tenure of awards is 4 years, providing the award-holder is still engaged in the full-time postgraduate research programme at King’s.
- Award-holders are not required to apply for renewal of their award; the Postgraduate & Graduate School Support team will contact the relevant Faculty Office/Academic Centre and/or supervisor(s) for a progress report. If renewal is recommended, the award will automatically be rolled over into the next academic year. If there are any queries over the renewal of an award then the award-holder will be notified.
Postgraduate & Graduate School Support Team
Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 4568/3389/4147
For more official information click "Further official information" below.
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