Vice Chancellor’s Postgraduate Research Scholarships, UK

Publish Date: Apr 01, 2016

Deadline: Apr 27, 2016

PhD degrees which apply

  • Applied Psychology
  • Community Care
  • Criminology
  • Environmental Social Science
  • Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Mental Health
  • Migration Studies
  • Social Policy
  • Social Work
  • Sociology

You need to make TWO applications:

  1. For a PLACE to study a postgraduate degree at the University - online application
  2. For the University Research Scholarship - application form

Information on our postgraduate research programmes can be viewed on our postgraduate studies webpage. For questions about the application process please email the Postgraduate Office

Please note

  • Successful candidates will have obtained a 1st or good 2.1 undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, and ordinarily an MA or MSc at Merit or Distinction level. The scholarship covers tuition fees at the postgraduate standard home/EU rate (£4,052 per annum) in addition to an annual maintenance stipend of £14,057 per annum (for entry in September/October 2016 only).
  • Applications will only be considered if applicants have secured agreement from a member of staff in their area of interest to supervise them. Only one academic may be approached at a time (multiple simultaneous approaches will result in the application being rejected).
  • An IELT score of 7.0 for non-UK students with a minimum of 6.5 in all components, as all PhD scholarship students are expected to have excellent communication skills.

Other conditions

  • All Scholarships are offered under the Graduate Teaching Assistant model, ie. a stipend and a payment for teaching (with the exception to funding being used to match-fund research council scholarships) .
  • Scholarships are only available to new PhD students.
  • Applications will only be approved if they include two references.
  • In order to fulfil the requirements of a scholarship, international students must be eligible to work in the UK. See Guidance on Checking Eligibility to work in the UK.
  • If successful, international applications will have to cover the difference in fees themselves.

The deadline for applications is 23.59 on Wednesday 27 April 2016. Interviews will be held at the Canterbury campus at a date to be confirmed.

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