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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

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

The following studentships are relevant to postgraduate research opportunities at Reading. Follow the links to find full details regarding eligibility, available finance, application methods and closing dates.

Funding opportunity Relevant for:
University International Research Studentships Any discipline (excluding programmes undertaken at Henley Business School)

Felix Scholarships

Any discipline
Inlaks Scholarships Many disciplines

Marshall Scholarships

Climate, environmental sciences, and sustainability
Food security
Human nutrition
Language, cognition and the mind
Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation doctoral scholarships Humanities and social sciences, specifically:
Human rights and dignity
Responsible citizenship
Canada in the world
People and their natural environment
Commonwealth Scholarships for PhD Any discipline (see external website for further detail)
University of Reading/China Scholarship Council PhD Funding See external China Scholarship Council website for eligible areas
Leverhulme Doctoral Studentships in Climate Justice Arts
Social sciences
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training: Mathematics of Planet Earth Mathematics
(Or closely related subjects)

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

SPEIR scholarships Economics
Politics and International Relations
Henley Business School Studentships Business Informatics, Systems & Accounting
Finance & Capital Markets
International Business & Strategy
Leadership, Organisation & Behaviour
Marketing & Reputation
Real Estate & Planning

Find a PhD

In addition to the funded studentships above, we advertise many pre-defined doctoral research projects on the external FindaPhD website. A list of the projects currently looking to recruit suitable applicants for PhD study is available at the bottom of our Funding and fees page. 

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