• University of Reading Scholarship

University of Reading Scholarship, 2018

  • Study Level PhD
  • Area of Study Science, Life Sciences,
  • Institute University of Reading
  • Scholarship type Full funding.
  • Application closes on January 26, 2018
  • Application closes on January 26, 2018
  • Nationality Open to all Non-EU Nationalities
University of Reading Scholarship


  • About the Scholarship The University is pleased to announce seven PhD studentships available for October 2018 start. These are available for highly qualified applicants for research within science, life sciences, social science and arts and humanities.

    What is available?

    One full 'prize' studentship offering:
    • A subsistence grant (stipend) to match the 2017/8 UK Research Council rate (the 2016/17 rate is £14,553)
    • Tuition fees at the International ratea £1,000 p.a.
    • Training and development allowance
    Six fees-only studentships, each one offering:
    • Tuition fees at the International rate
    • A £1,000 p.a. training and development allowance
    All awards are for up to three years in duration.
  • Requirements Funding is only open to international (non-EU) candidates. Candidates will be required to meet the language requirements specified by their department upon entry.
  • Application Process
    1. As a first step, you may wish to check with the Director of Postgraduate Research Studies in your School or Department that your proposed research can be supervised by the Department. Directors will also be able to advise on potential supervisors.
    2. You will then need to submit an application for admission to a Ph.D. in your chosen subject via our online admissions portal. The application must be for admission in October 2018. If you have an existing application for a different start you can request the start date be changed by emailing pgadmissions@reading.ac.uk.
    3. In the 'Scholarships applied for' box which appears within the Funding Section of your online application, quote 'International Research Studentship Competition' in order for your application to be considered in this competition. (If you have already applied for 2018 admission via the online admissions portal and did not quote the competition, you should email your name and application number to your School Director of Postgraduate Research Studies to ensure they are aware of your wish to be considered for this funding.)
    4. Upload to your application a summary of your proposed research and any relevant skills or experience. The research proposal for this competition should be a maximum length of 700 words, excluding title and references, and should be written clearly for non-specialist readers. If you need to submit a different version of your research proposal for this competition, this can be sent to your prospective supervisor or to the relevant School Director of Postgraduate Research Studies. The research proposal is an important element of the funding decision; it is advisable to consult the Graduate School's guidance on writing a research proposal and your proposed supervisor. Your research proposal should indicate which of the research themes listed above it relates to, justifying the fit of the research to this theme. If you only wish to be considered for the full studentship, selection of a theme is not obligatory but you will increase your chances of being awarded funding if your research can be tied to a University theme.