The University of Kent in the UK is offering 100 additional doctoral scholarships to be awarded annually to international, EU, and home students from 2012 in preparation for the University’s 50th anniversary in 2015. Known as Kent’s 50th Anniversary Scholars, successful candidates will demonstrate academic excellence and outstanding research potential. Scholarships will be offered at the standard UK Research Councils’ rate.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must hold a good Honours degree (First or 2i) or a Master’s degree at merit or distinction in a relevant subject or equivalent
  • The scholarship competition is open to all postgraduate research applicants.  UK, EU and overseas fee paying students are invited to apply.

How to Apply

  • You must first apply to an academic department and be accepted before you can be considered for the scholarship
  • The online application form will take up to 20 minutes to complete and can be saved and returned to at any time before submitting
  • Applicants should read the detailed online checklist before completing the form.

There are five sections to the online form:

  • Choosing your course and giving us basic personal information
  • Email verification
  • Completing the form
  • Checking and submitting the form
  • Attaching documents to your online application/sending in additional paperwork by email or post if required.

Important: A decision on your application cannot be made until all the additional paperwork has been received, so it is important to send them as soon as you can.

Before you apply: It is strongly recommended that you contact the Director of Graduate Studies in the school you wish to pursue your studies. If you already know the member of staff you wish to supervise your project, you should contact him or her directly. They welcome direct contact with potential students as it allows them the opportunity to discuss your research proposal. This is an important aspect of the application process as the University must be assured that it can provide a suitable programme of training and research support, a supervisor who has the requisite expertise, and suitable facilities and equipment where appropriate. In turn, the University must also be satisfied that you have the necessary qualifications and experience. This early discussion also allows you and the Director of Graduate Studies/your potential supervisor to explore funding opportunities.

Deadline: There is no definite deadline but the earlier you apply, the better .

For more information, and to apply, click here

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