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Reading School of Pharmacy International PhD Bursaries – University of Reading

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Reading School of Pharmacy International PhD Bursaries

Reading School of Pharmacy is pleased to announce the introduction of PhD Bursaries available for applicants who meet the eligibility criteria below.

What is available?

A bursary of £2,000 per year, to be directly allocated to the PhD student, once the student has enrolled on their PhD programme.


Applicants will need to meet ALL of the following requirements:

  • Be international (non-EU) candidates, paying full fees at International level (for PhDs based at Reading)

  • Being awarded a studentship from an external body (applicants awarded a full or partial scholarship from the University of Reading are not eligible for this award), AND/OR being self-funded

  • Being in possession of a formal PhD offer of admission from the University of Reading, including meeting the language requirements specified by the School upon entry

  • Having achieved a First Class degree (or equivalent) in their first degree, or a Distinction (or equivalent) at master's level

  • Having secured at least one additional marker of academic excellence (for example, research papers, awards etc.)

 Students that have previously studied at the University of Reading will not be entitled to the 10% reduction (Alumni Discount) on the first year tuition fees, if they are awarded a Pharmacy PhD bursary.

How to Apply

1. As a first step, you may wish to check with the Director of Postgraduate Research Studies for Pharmacy that your proposed research can be supervised by the School. The Director will also be able to advise on potential supervisors.

2. You will then need to submit an application for admission to a PhD in Pharmacy via our online admissions portal.

3. In the 'Scholarships applied for' box which appears within the Funding Section of your online application, quote 'Reading School of Pharmacy International PhD Bursaries' in order for your application to be considered in this competition.

4. Upload with your application a summary of your proposed research and any relevant skills or experience. It is advisable to consult the Graduate School's guidance on writing a research proposal and your proposed supervisor.

5. Upload your CV, highlighting academic excellence indicators.


Successful candidates will be notified via a formal studentship letter. Please note that this is provided separately from any offer of admission and will be subject to standard checks for eligibility and other criteria.

We regret that, due to the very high volume of applications, we cannot undertake to contact all unsuccessful candidates.

Application Deadline

There is no deadline. Bursaries applications will be considered and assessed by the Pharmacy Director of PGR studies throughout the year.

Further Enquiries

If you have any questions, please contact our Postgraduate Research Administrator, Melina Aston ( )

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