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PhD studentships

The School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences is delighted to offer a number of studentships for prospective PhD students seeking financial support to study at the University of Reading.

SENSS Social sciences phd studentships

The University of Reading is delighted to be part of the South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS), a prestigious Doctoral Training Partnership funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. SeNSS will be offering a number of fully funded ESRC doctoral studentships to start in Autumn 2020. Applications must be sent in by 12pm on 14 January 2020.

SeNSS scholarships include a Research Council rate stipend (currently £15,009 for 2019/20), tuition fees at the Home/EU rate and provide innovative and challenging world-class doctoral training in a dynamic, inter-disciplinary research environment. This includes a wide range of subject-specific, generic and advanced training tailored to your individual needs, as well as opportunities for overseas visits and fieldwork. As a SeNSS doctoral student, you will become part of a cohort of fellow SeNSS students which will offer support and networking opportunities. Studentships are available as +3 (PhD) or four year awards (Master's and PhD) and on a full- or part-time basis.

international research studentships

The University of Reading has a range of international PhD studentships available for those starting in October 2020. These are available for highly qualified applicants for research with psychology as well as other subject areas.

Funding is open to international (non-EU) candidates and all applications should be submitted before 3 January 2020. A combination of full and fee-only awards are available. Full studentships offer:

  • A subsistence grant (stipend) to match the 2019/20 UK Research Council rate (the 2019/20 rate is £15,009).
  • Tuition fees at the International rate
  • A £1,000 p.a. training and development allowance.

Fees-only studentships offer:

  • Tuition fees at the international rate.
  • A £1,000 p.a. training and development allowance.

All awards are up to three years in duration.

The competition process is in two stages. The first selection process takes place within Schools whereby two candidates are nominated from each School to be entered into the final selection process, which takes place in the Graduate School. Please apply in December.

Felix Scholarships (INDIA)

The Felix Scholarship scheme is available to high-achieving students from India looking to pursue postgraduate studies at the University of Reading, starting in September 2020.

The scholarships cover tuition fees at the international rate and provide a stipend (maintenance grant) to cover living expenses (around £14,570). They also provide generous allowances for clothes, books and a return flight home. Please be aware that you will be asked to demonstrate financial need and spouse’s costs will not be met. Awards are available for up to three years.

Your application must have been accepted by the University of Reading by 30 January 2020 to be considered for shortlisting.

The competition process is in two stages. The first selection process takes place within Schools whereby two candidates are nominated from each School to be entered into the final selection process, which takes place in the Graduate School. Please apply in December.

China Scholarship Council Studentships

The University of Reading is offering two scholarships for PhD study at Reading, offering joint funding alongside the China Scholarship Council (CSC). The scholarships will be available to two selected candidates who are successful in securing CSC funding for October 2020.

To be considered for these awards, you must apply online for admission to the University of Reading by Friday 17 January 2020 and state in the application you are applying for a joint University of Reading/CSC joint scholarship.

The competition process is in two stages. The first selection process takes place within Schools whereby two candidates are nominated from each School to be entered into the final selection process, which takes place in the Graduate School. Please apply in December.

Wilkie Calvert Co-Supported PhD Studentships

This scheme is aimed at supporting professionals to undertake PhD research, on a part-time basis, which will both support their own career development and be of strategic importance to their employer. Wilkie Calvert candidates receive the support from their employer to research an area that is relevant to their professional work, but that is also of personal interest and helps with their ongoing career development.

There are two application rounds. Initial applications are invited by the deadline of 14 February 2020. A second round of applications are invited by the deadline of 8 May 2020. Awards will start in September 2020.

Magdalen Vernon phd studentship

The School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences is delighted to invite applications for a fully funded PhD Studentship in a research project aligned with the expertise of our research. The studentship is named in honour of Professor Magdalen Vernon (1901-1991) who was the first female Head of the then Department of Psychology at Reading.

The three-year studentship covers fees at the UK/EU rate and a maintenance stipend of £15,009. International students are welcome to apply but must be able to pay the difference between UK/EU fees and international fees.

Deadline for application is 13 January 2020. Please quote the reference ‘GS20-004’ in the ‘Scholarships applied for’ box which appears within the Funding Section of your on-line application.

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