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University of Nottingham Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship for Research Excellence, UK

Publish Date: Nov 17, 2015

Deadline: Mar 11, 2016

University of Nottingham Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship for Research Excellence

Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships for Research Excellence aim to recognise and reward applications from outstanding international students. In 2016, we are offering international students over 50 full tuition fee scholarships.

Who is eligible to apply?

You can apply for this scholarship if you:

  • are classed as an overseas student for fee purposes AND
  • already hold an offer to start a full-time research degree programme, PhD or MPhil, at Nottingham in September or October 2016, any subject area*.

We welcome applications from suitable candidates but would particularly value applications from strong candidates wishing to work within the research priority areas of each faculty. Please check with individual faculties regarding their areas of research.

Research in the Arts

The academic community at The University of Nottingham continues to produce world-changing research by focusing on the problems and challenges that affect societies and people on a wide scale. Achieving this involves:

  • developing ideas and creating discoveries
  • exchanging knowledge which generates real economic, social, environmental and cultural impact

The Faculty of Arts contribute to the University’s vision, aims and objectives in a number of ways, and through a wide variety of research projects.

Medicine and Health Sciences

Our wide ranging research covers areas from basic sciences to clinical translational research in which we currently supervise 800 postgraduate research students and undertake research of £43m per annum.

The Faculty provides advanced research facilities and associated expertise to underpin cutting-edge research. These include next generation high throughput gene sequencing and bioinformatics support, high content screening for drug discovery, a wide range of imaging modalities, such as MRI and PET CT, for human and advanced animal research.

The dedicated Clinical Trials Unit and Clinical Research Facility are funded in partnership with Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The Faculty's research platforms make important contributions in three of the University's Research and Knowledge Transfer Strategic Priority Areas:

Research in science

Research within the Faculty of Science was recognised by the latest Research Assessment Exercise (2008) as being 'world-class' and 'internationally excellent'.

There is a huge range of ground-breaking research activity being undertaken within the faculty.

Below are some examples of the University's science-related research priority areas, which undertake world-class research and knowledge transfer to address global issues and challenges.

We have also highlighted some of the research taking place within individual schools within the faculty

Social Sciences

The University of Nottingham is a leading international institution carrying out world-class research, according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014

Nottingham is ranked 8th in the UK on a measure of 'research power', which takes into account both the quality of research and the number of research-active staff who made REF returns. More than 97% of research at the University is recognised internationally, with wide-ranging impacts on society, the economy, health and welfare, culture, public policy and the environment.

The faculty's reputation for world-class research has yielded major social science breakthroughs in areas such as: 

  • International human rights law
  • Geospatial technology
  • Ethical business practices
  • Globalisation and economic policy
  • Citizenship and transnational migration

We work with global businesses and regional enterprises to drive innovation into the marketplace and at the heart of everything we do is a commitment to meet the future research needs of society, industry and government.

Apply for a course

You must receive an offer of study before applying for our international student scholarships. If you have not yet applied for a research degree course, we recommend submitting your application 4 to 6 weeks before the scholarship application deadlines to allow time for the application process.

Application for admission to study at Nottingham must be received at least six weeks before the scholarship closing date to allow time for our Admissions office to process the application and confirm your offer, before you can apply for the scholarship. Any application for admission to study submitted later than six weeks before the scholarship closing date is not guaranteed to be processed in time. 

You should check which scholarships you are eligible to apply for before completing our application form.

Please take time to read the scholarship information.

Please also read our Scholarship Terms and Conditions.

Applicants for International Office scholarships must first have applied for and obtained an offer of study at Nottingham for September or October 2016. Information on how to apply to study at The University of Nottingham is available here.

Applications may be submitted up until the closing date for each scholarship – applications close at 12 mid-day (UK time) on the dates shown.

Guidance on completing your online application

It is important that you plan your application and complete the online scholarship form correctly before you submit it.We are not able to change your online application once you have submitted it.

  • Think about the questions and how you will answer them before you submit your application; you can preview the questions you will be asked here.
  • Type out your answers separately before you enter the form, think about them over a few days and then copy them into the application form.
  • If you are having trouble logging into our scholarship application form, or have logged into the form and are having trouble submitting it, please see our Guidance Notes.
  • You may also find our Scholarship Frequently Asked Questions helpful.
  • If you have a query regarding our scholarship application form please email the scholarship team as soon as possible, to allow us sufficient time to assist you before the scholarship closing date.

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