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International Research Studentships: applications open

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The University is pleased to announce a range of international PhD studentships available for October 2021 start. These are available for highly qualified applicants for research within science, life sciences, social science and arts and humanities.

These University studentships are open to international candidates who have been accepted to study towards a PhD at the University. The competition process is in two stages. The first stage takes place within Schools which can each nominate two candidates from among their accepted PhD students. The final selection process is carried out by a small panel of senior academics, chaired by Professor Nicolas Bellouin. Nominated candidates will be asked to submit a 700-word summary research proposal for consideration by the scholarships panel. Successful candidates will be informed in April 2021.

The studentships are all for up to three years in duration and offer a combination of full awards and fee-only awards. Full studentships offer a subsistence grant (stipend) to match the 2021/22 UK research councils rate (2020/21 rate is £15,285), tuition fees at the international rate, plus a training and development allowance of £1,000 per annum. Fees-only studentships provide tuition fees at the international rate plus a training and development allowance of £1,000 per annum.

Professor Dianne Berry, Dean of Postgraduate Research Studies, said:

"We have a thriving community of around 1700 PhD students from over 100 countries here at the University. The diversity of their academic experience and perspectives makes the Graduate School and the wider university a lively and stimulating place to join. Supporting international candidates through our studentship scheme helps us to maintain the breadth and depth of our global links and brings positive benefits not just to those individuals but to the whole of our student body and academic staff."

Full details of the application process for prospective students are available on the Graduate School website. Further information is available from Trica Burgess.

The deadline for applications is Monday 11 January 2021.

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