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PhD Studentships for international applicants – University of Reading

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  • A range of funding opportunities

    Around 150 entry awards available to outstanding applicants each year

PhD Studentships for international applicants

Funding for International applicants is available from a range of sources on a competitive basis.

“The cordial relationship that exists between the students and staff coupled with the multicultural environment that the School provides made the University of Reading an ideal place for me to study as an international student.”

Yaw Adjei-Amoako – PhD in Geography and Environmental Science

Follow the links to find full details regarding eligibility, available finance, application methods and closing dates. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to hear when we have added new studentship opportunities.

Funding opportunity Relevant for: Application Deadline

NERC SCENARIO Studentships

(environmental science-related areas)

Agriculture, Policy and Development | Archaeology | Biological Sciences | Chemistry | Geography | Environmental Sciences | Mathematics and Statistics | Meteorology 22 January 2021

AHRC SWW DTP Studentships

for the Arts and Humanities

Archaeology | Art | Classics | English Language and Literature | Film, Theatre and Television | History | History of Art | Law and Legal Studies| Modern Languages and European Studies | Philosophy | Political Studies and International Relations | Political Philosophy | Typography 25 January 2021
Felix Scholarships Many disciplines 30 January 2021

BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership in FoodBioSystems

Agriculture | Biological & Biomedical Sciences | Chemistry | Food and Nutritional Sciences | Geography  and Environmental Sciences | Pharmacy 8 February 2021

Commonwealth Scholarships for PhD

Any discipline (see external website for further detail) Please check external website for details about scholarships

Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowships


Science, technology, engineering and mathematics [STEM] disciplines (Awards in biological sciences are limited to interdisciplinary research between physical and biological sciences)

Female applicants only

Please check external website for details about scholarships

 Marshall Scholarships

Climate, environmental sciences, and sustainability
Food security
Human nutrition
Language, cognition and the mind
See external website for further details
US Loans and Federal Aid  Students from the USA and Canada Ongoing
Canadian Centennial Scholarship Various Please check external website for details about scholarships
Inlaks Scholarships Many disciplines Please check external website for details about scholarships
China Scholarship Council Studentships See external China Scholarship Council website for eligible areas   Unfortunately, the University of Reading cannot support this studentship for 2021.
University International Research Studentships Any discipline (excluding programmes undertaken at Henley Business School) Currently closed for applications, details of the 2022 competition will be made available here in autumn 2021 

SeNSS Social Sciences Studentships

Agriculture, Policy and Development | Built Environment | Economics | Education | Law | Linguistics | Management and Business Studies | Politics and International Relations | Psychology | Real Estate and Planning Currently closed for applications. Details of the 2022/23 competition will be made available in autumn 2021

Find a PhD

In addition to the studentship opportunities listed here, we advertise many of our pre-defined doctoral research projects (both funded and unfunded) via the FindaPhD website.

Find out whether one of these projects designed by our academics will be right for you.

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