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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
ESRC SeNSS Studentship Competition - Economics pathway only  Economics Open for applications - see further details.
International PhD Bursaries in Pharmacy Pharmacy   Ongoing
University International Research Studentships  Any discipline (excluding programmes undertaken at Henley Business School)  31 January 2019
Henley Business School Studentships Business Informatics, Systems & Accounting
Finance & Capital Markets
International Business & Strategy
Leadership, Organisation & Behaviour
Marketing & Reputation
Real Estate & Planning
Various deadlines for 2019 entry - please check individual Department websites for more details
University of Reading/China Scholarship Council PhD Funding    See external China Scholarship Council website for eligible areas   25 January 2019
Felix Scholarships Many disciplines  30 January 2019
Commonwealth Scholarships for PhD Any discipline (see external website for further detail) Please check external website for details about the 2019 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 the 2019 scholarships

Marshall Scholarships

Climate, environmental sciences, and sustainability
Food security
Human nutrition
Language, cognition and the mind
 2020 applications open in late Spring 2019 (see external website for further details)
US Loans and Federal Aid  Students from the USA and Canada Ongoing
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training: Mathematics of Planet Earth Mathematics
(Or closely related subjects)  
Details for 2019 entry coming soon
Canadian Centennial Scholarship Various Details on scholarships for  2019-2020 will be announced in November 2018.
Inlaks Scholarships Many disciplines Closed for 2018/19 entry; please check here again in Autumn 2018

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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