University of Reading Regional PhD Bursaries

Bursaries for PhD candidates in Reading and the local area


The University of Reading is delighted to offer a number of PhD bursaries to support residents of Reading and the surrounding area to achieve their highest academic potential, enhance their professional prospects and pursue research in an area they are passionate about. The University of Reading Regional PhD Bursaries provide candidates with the chance to study at one of the world's top 200 universities (QS World University Rankings 2018) and benefit from a suite of professional researcher development training. Our fee bursaries are available either full-time or part-time, which may be combined with employment and other responsibilities. Applications are now invited for doctoral study in a broad range of areas.

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These bursaries are available for either part-time or full-time PhD research in a broad range of subject areas. Applicants must permanently reside in Reading or within 25 miles of the University. Candidates must satisfy the normal entry requirements for PhD study at Reading, normally an upper second class 1st degree or a Master's degree, depending on the subject area). This scheme is not open to students who have already started a PhD at the University of Reading.

What does a bursary cover?

These bursaries cover the full cost of tuition fees at the Home/EU rate .

What is the duration of an award?

Up to 5 years for part-time registration or up to 3 years full-time.

How many awards are available?

It is likely that up to 15 bursaries will be awarded for study commencing in September/October 2018 (start dates later in the academic year can be negotiated).

How talutacontinuao apply

By the deadline of Monday, 1 May 2018, you will need to:

1. Apply online for an academic place at Reading .

2. Submit to the following documents:

  • a case for support (using the template provided below) for a University of Reading Regional PhD bursary; this should indicate your reason for applying for a PhD at Reading, the nature of your connection with the region, why you need a bursary and how you expect to benefit from a bursary
  • a copy of your Curriculum Vitae

When emailing your case for support and CV, we ask that the subject line should read 'Application for University of Reading Regional PhD Bursary'.

Download the case for support form: UoR Regional PhD Bursaries: case for support

Notification of outcomes:

Successful candidates will be notified by early July 2018.

Further information:

Please email Dr Joanna John (

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