Kent University in the UK invites applications from students with excellent research potential for the Kent Business School International Research Scholarships for 2020 academic year.

This Scholarship takes the form of a three-year Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA) meaning PhD students receive financial support (a combined salary and maintenance grant) in return for undertaking some part-time teaching. Terms and Conditions, and Conditions of Service can be found on the Scholarship pages.

The University is one of the country’s leading academic institutions producing world-class research, rated internationally excellent and leading the way in many fields of study.

They are a forward-thinking research institution, committed to the transformative power of education and research and to the development and support of their students and staff.

Worth of Award

This is a three-year PhD studentship, which includes Overseas tuition fees, and a stipend of £15,009 (2019/20 rate)


  • Successful candidates will demonstrate excellent research potential and will have obtained a First or 2:1 Undergraduate degree, along with a Master’s with Distinction, in a relevant subject (current Masters students can submit a partial transcript).
  • Applicants must have a minimum overall score of 7.0 in an IELTS test. This requirement is waived, if an applicant is a national of a majority English-speaking country, or has completed a qualification equivalent to a UK Bachelor’s degree in a majority English-speaking country.
  • Successful applications will normally meet all of the qualifications criteria (degrees and IELTS score). However, applicants falling short of these but with an exceptional research proposal and references may be considered.
  • Open to applicants from any country.  Please note that overseas students must have the appropriate documentation to evidence eligibility to work in the UK.  Further information can be found on these guidance pages.
  • Open to all new postgraduate research applicants, applying for September entry (current Kent research students are not eligible).
  • Please note that this scholarship cannot be deferred.

How to Apply

  • Applicants are asked to submit a formal application to study for a PhD by 30 March 2020 for September 2020 entry.
  • Applicants will automatically be considered for this scholarship, if they have met the stated criteria and have applied for a PhD programme at Kent Business School by 30 January 2020. Please note candidates who have not made a full application for a Kent Business School PhD cannot be considered for funding.
  • Skype interviews for successfully shortlisted applicants will take place in April 2020
Deadline: applications close January 30, 2020, and March 30, 2020

Click here for more details and to apply

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