University of Leicester offers PGR Excellence Scholarship for PhD programme for non-EU applicants for September 2016 intake.

Applicants will have satisfied the English language entry requirement if they have successfully completed one of the three approved English language tests: IELTS (International English Language Testing Systems); TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language); PTE (Pearson Test of English). In all other cases, applicants must satisfy the English language entry requirement by holding a specified academic English language qualification.

Study Subject: Scholarship is offered within the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities.

Worth of Award

Up to eight International Excellence Scholarships to the value of £15,000* for September 2016 entry, to its Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programmes.


The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for this scholarship:
Awards will be granted to the strongest applicants based on an assessment of your:
– research proposal
– academic record and
– supporting references
-You must be an international (non-EU) fee paying applicant.
-You must be able to commence studies in September 2016 as a full-time student.

How to Apply

The mode of application is online.


Supporting Material: Applicants have to submit the following documents along:
a.) Supply copies of all relevant certificates/diplomas and transcripts (Applicants must provide official copies of your transcripts including explanations of the mark schemes used and where possible, an indication of your ranking in class). Supporting documents that are not in English must be provided with a certified English translation.
b.) Applicants must also provide contact details for two academic referees who can comment on their suitability for the research degree programme.

Deadline: The deadline for applications is 1st July 2016.

Click here for more details and to apply

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