Apply for 7 International Research PhD Studentships at University of Reading

Deadline: 29 January 2016
Open to: international (non-EU) candidates
Studentship: subsistence grant GBR 14,057, tuition fees, training and development allowance


University of Reading is inviting applications for seven PhD studentships. The full ‘prize’ studentship is available for research in any area within the Faculties of Science, Life Sciences and Arts, Humanities and Social Science.

The six fees-only studentships can only be awarded to those applicants whose proposed research falls within one of the following themes:

  • Environment;
  • Food;
  • Health;
  • Prosperity & Resilience;
  • Heritage & Creativity.


Funding is only open to international (non-EU) candidates. You will be required to meet the language requirements specified by your department upon entry.


One full ‘prize’ studentship offering:

  • A subsistence grant (stipend) to match the 2015/16 UK Research Council rate (GBR 14,057);
  • Tuition fees at the International rate;
  • A GBR 1,000 p.a. training and development allowance.

Six fees-only studentships, each one offering:

  • Tuition fees at the International rate;
  • A GBR 1,000 p.a. training and development allowance.

All awards are for up to three years in duration.


  • As a first step, you will need to submit an application for admission to a PhD in your chosen subject via online admissions portal. The application must be for admission in October 2016;
  • In the ‘Scholarships applied for’ box which appears within the Funding Section of your online application, you must quote ‘International Research Studentship Competition’ in order for your application to be considered in this competition;
  • Upload a summary of your proposed research and any relevant skills or experience. 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 considered for both a full ‘prize’ studentship and a fees-only studentship. The research proposal should be a maximum length of 500 words excluding references. The research proposal is an important element of the funding decision; you may wish to consult the Graduate School’s guidance on writing a research proposal and/or your proposed supervisor.
  • Once stages 1-3 are complete, in order for your application to be considered in this competition, you must complete the form ( at the bottom of the page) to register your application for the competition. (Important Note: Your application will not be considered if you do not complete this step or fail to provide the corresponding application ID number. The application ID number provided must relate to an application for admission in October 2016.)

Deadline for applying is 29 January 2016.

For more information please visit the official website.

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