Annual PhD Scholarships Competition

Offering the chance for those interested in PhD research to get their study paid for.

The Annual PhD Scholarship Competition offers the chance for those interested in undertaking PhD research to get their study paid for.

Competition opens 20 December 2019.

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The timetable for the Annual Scholarship competition for 2020 is as follows:

Annual Scholarship Competition Timetable
Competition opens20 December 2019
Closing date for online applicationsmidnight on 7 February 2020
Interviews by FacultiesMarch/April 2020
Letters sent to applicantsFrom 30 April 2020
Scholarship commenceSeptember 2020

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants should hold, or expect to obtain, a first or upper second class honours degree in a subject relevant to the proposed area of study; applicants deemed by Senate to hold an equivalent qualification will also be considered.
  • Applicants who already hold a doctoral degree or who have been registered on a programme of research leading to the award of a doctoral degree on a full-time basis for more than one year, or part-time equivalent, funded from any source, including self-financing researchers, are NOT eligible for a Scholarship
  • All applicants should also hold a relevant English language qualification.  All applications for scholarships will be considered on a competitive basis and with regard to the applicant’s qualifications, skills, experience and interests.
  • Applicants should be aware that the competition for funded entry is very high. It is important that all parts of the application process are completed in accordance with instructions.  All applicants are advised to discuss their application with the staff noted within the project description  prior to submission.
  • Applicants should note that disclosure of disability or personal circumstances should be made as part of the application process or as soon as possible thereafter in order to facilitate any necessary accommodation.