University of Edinburg will offer 50 PhD scholarships for students starting their PhD research at the University in the 2015-2016 academic session.
In order to attract the best and brightest PhD students, the University seeks to offer not only unparalleled research facilities and superb supervision, but also to provide development opportunities which will support our research students as they progress beyond their PhD, through an innovative programme of integrated research, training, and career development.
Worth of Award
• Each scholarship covers the UK/EU rate of tuition fee as well as a stipend of £14,000. Subject to satisfactory progress, the scholarships are awarded for three years.

Eligibility
• The awards are open to UK, EU and overseas students applying to start their first year of study for a research degree in 2015-2016. Award applicants should contact the School with whom they intend to study before applying for the award to ascertain whether the funding is available for the discipline involved.
• Applicants must have already applied for admission to a full-time PhD research programme of study at the University. Applicants intending to study a part-time PhD research programme will only be considered for the scholarship if they have the approval of the School they wish to study with.
• They must be of outstanding academic merit and research potential. Candidates must have, or expect to obtain, a UK first class or 2:1 honours degree at undergraduate level or the international equivalent.
• Other factors such as financial status, nationality and the proposed field of study are not taken into account.
• The University will not generally consider candidates who have already obtained a PhD, or formal equivalent, as a result of direct research training.
• Candidates are required to have good English Language skills with scholarship applicants normally requiring a minimum IELTS of 7.0 achieved within the past two years. Please note that your scholarship application will not be considered if you’re IELTS results are not known to the University.
• Note that if you have applied for consecutive registration where you will start your Master’s programme of study in 2015 and your PhD the following year in 2016 that you will not be eligible to apply for a Principal’s Career Development Scholarship in 2015. Principal’s awards cannot be held concurrently with fully-funded scholarships but can be held with partial awards such as the Edinburgh Global Research Scholarships.

How to Apply
• Eligible applicants should complete an online scholarship application before the application
• Please be sure to outline the potential contribution you can make, and the career development opportunities you wish to take under the Principal’s Career Development PhD Scholarship scheme.
• Please note that you will not be able to access the online application form unless you have applied for admission to the University of Edinburgh and have full EASE authentication.

Deadline: Applications closes on February 3, 2015.
Click here for details And to apply

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