Vice-Chancellor's International Scholarship for Research Excellence, UK


March 10, 2017


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The Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships for Research Excellence aim to recognise and reward applications from outstanding international students from the Faculties of Arts, Medicine and Health Sciences, Science and Social Sciences. In 2017 we are offering:

  • 38 full tuition fee scholarships

Closing date 10 March 2017 (12 midday UK time).


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 our Nottingham campus with a start date that falls between 01 October 2017 and 01 February 2018 (inclusive), in any subject area** excluding Engineering***

*Please note that these scholarships are for up to each of 3 years of a research programme, subject to satisfactory progress.

**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 via the links below regarding their areas of research:

  • Arts
  • Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Science
  • Social Sciences

***Engineering research students should apply for the Faculty of Engineering Research Excellence PhD Scholarship (access via original web page).

Offer Of Study

Applicants for International Office scholarships must first have applied for and obtained an offer of study at Nottingham for September or October 2017. Information on how to apply to study at The University of Nottingham is available in the original web page.

It is recommended that application for admission to study at Nottingham should 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.

Please note that you will not be able to apply for a scholarship without an offer to study. You will be required to enter your undergraduate UCAS id (for undergraduate scholarships) or postgraduate application id (for postgraduate scholarships) before you can proceed with your scholarship application. The system then checks this id to see if you have an offer for the 17/18 academic year. If you do not have an offer then you will not be able to apply.

Application Deadline

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


Please note that once the scholarship results are known, you will receive an email to confirm the outcome of your scholarship application.  This will normally take place approximately 6 weeks after the closing date, however, in some cases this may take a little longer.

Scholarship Terms and Conditions

As an International Office Scholarship holder you are required to:

  • Accept the scholarship by the given deadline, via our online acceptance form. The International Office reserves the right to withdraw the offer of a scholarship if it is not accepted by the given deadline.
  • Meet any conditions attached to your academic offer
  • Register on your academic course by the given start date, as specified in your confirmation email.  Scholarships may not be deferred to the following academic year.  
  • Be registered as a full-time student and be classified as overseas for fee purposes, or classified as European Union (non-UK) for European Union scholarships.
  • Seek permission and obtain consent from the International Office before making any changes to your programme of study, this includes changing course title, course transfers, suspending studies, etc. Please note that approval is not guaranteed. Where changes are made without prior approval, the scholarship will be withdrawn and you may be required to repay the scholarship in full. Scholarships are not automatically extendable. 
  • Inform the International Office of any other scholarships/sponsorship currently held, or awarded at a later date. Our scholarship may be adjusted or withdrawn if other sources of funding have been awarded.  Our scholarship is not available as a cash alternative. 
  • Pay all outstanding tuition fees by University deadlines if you have not been awarded a full scholarship, as detailed on our Tuition Fees web page (access via original web pag). Non-payment of fees may result in the scholarship being withdrawn and full fees being charged to you. 
  • If the scholarship has no provision for living costs, then you are expected to maintain your living costs for the duration of your programme of study. Additional financial support is not available. The University recommends that students will need £1,015 per month for living costs. This figure is based on a single student and students with families will require considerably more.  
  • Make satisfactory progress on your programme of study. The scholarship is subject to satisfactory progress.  
  • Repay the scholarship amount, pro-rata, if you withdraw from your course before completion if the scholarship has been awarded by cheque or BACS payment.
  • Agree to act in an ambassadorial capacity, to produce student profiles, and to attend scholarship/recruitment events as required for The University of Nottingham. 
  • Agree to The University of Nottingham contacting you approximately two years after your graduation for an update on how the scholarship has influenced your career.

Please note that where a scholarship is co-funded with an external organisation / donor, we will pass on details (name, title of award, course title, academic school) to the external organisation for the purpose of selection and reporting. Your contact details will not be given to an external organisation / donor without your prior consent.

For more information click "Further official information" below.

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Publish Date
November 04, 2016