Academically outstanding candidates are sought  by the University of Essex in England for applications for the 2013 University of Essex Doctoral Scholarships for qualified PhD applicants.
These awards are available to students who can demonstrate an excellent academic background and the potential for future achievement, as well as financial need. They are awarded for each year of study during the standard minimum period of enrolment for degree, subject to satisfactory progress.
Three types of scholarships will be offered in 2013. They are:
University of Essex Doctoral Scholarship
This scholarship will cover the following:

  • Fee waiver (or partial fee waiver for overseas students) to a maximum value of £4,000, living costs of £12,000 per year (consisting of a stipend and Graduate Teaching and Research Assistantship),
  • A training bursary of £250 per year and Proficio points, which may be used to ‘buy’ advanced skills training.

University of Essex Graduate Teaching and Research Assistantship
Beneficiaries will ejoy the following:

  • Fee waiver (or partial fee waiver for overseas students) to a maximum value of £4,000,
  • Living costs of £4,000 per year (consisting of a stipend and Graduate Teaching and Research Assistantship),
  • A  training bursary of £250 per year and Proficio points, which may be used to ‘buy’ advanced skills training.

University of Essex Doctoral Fee Waiver
For  this category, successful applicants will receive:

  • Fee waiver (or partial fee waiver for overseas students) to a maximum value of £4,000,  and
  • A training bursary of £250 per year and Proficio points, which may be used to ‘buy’ advanced skills training.

Eligibility
Candidates will be selected for the award of a scholarship on the following criteria:

  • academic ability – based on previous academic qualifications, normally a Master’s degree with distinction or merit;
  • research potential – based on the candidate’s research proposal submitted with their application, as well as their statement on the scholarship application form;
  • professional development potential – for awards incorporating a GTRA position, based on the candidate’s skills, aptitudes and potential to support their department’s undergraduate teaching or research activities; and
  • Financial need – based on evidence provided on the scholarship application form.
  • All three awards are available to UK, EU and international full-time PhD students.
  • Successful international applicants will need to fund the difference between the HEU and international fees.
  • To be eligible, you must hold an offer from the University of Essex for a PhD, Integrated PhD or part-time Professional Doctorate (not MPhil, Doctor of Medicine, and Masters by Dissertation or full-time Professional Doctorate).
  • Please note, ISER and East 15 have alternative awards available, please see their departmental pages for information.

How to Apply
You should complete the University of Essex Doctoral Scholarship application form online via your myEssex applicant portal. This will become available to you once you have received an official offer of admission for a relevant course from the Graduate Admissions Office.
Deadline : Applications for the University of Essex Doctoral Scholarship will close on 1 March 2013.

  • Successful candidates will normally be notified by the end of April 2013. Formal notification of a Scholarship award will be sent from the Graduate Admissions Office.

For further information on PhD study at Essex, please see the web pages for the department to which you are applying for the list of the academic departments and schools.
To make an application for your course study, please complete the online application form.
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