The University of Reading offers international research studentships for International (non-EU) candidates to pursue PhD research programme.

Brief Description: The University is pleased to announce seven PhD studentships available for October 2017 start. These are available for highly qualified applicants for research within science, life sciences and arts, humanities and social science.

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

Study Program: Studentships are available for PhD research programme at the University of Reading.

Study Major: The full ‘prize’ studentship is available for research in any area within the Faculties listed above.

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

Please note that these themes are intended to be broadly interpreted across subject areas.

Scholarship Award: One full ‘prize’ studentship offering:

  • a subsistence grant (stipend) to match the 2017/8 UK Research Council rate (the 2016/17 rate is £14,296)
  • tuition fees at the International rate
  • a £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.

National/International Students: International (non-EU) candidates are eligible to apply.

How to Apply: 

  • As a first step, they will need to submit an application for admission to a PhD in their chosen subject via online admissions portal. The application must be for admission in October 2017.
  • In the ‘Scholarships applied for’ box which appears within the Funding Section of their online application, you must quote ‘International Research Studentship Competition’ in order for their application to be considered in this competition.
  • Upload a summary of their proposed research and any relevant skills or experience. Their research proposal should indicate which of the research themes listed above it relates to, justifying the fit of the research to this theme. If they only wish to be considered for the full studentship, selection of a theme is not obligatory but you will increase their 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 700 words excluding references and should be clearly written for non-specialist readers. 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 registration form directly below before the stated deadline by to register their application for the competition.  (Important Note: Their application may 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 2017.)

Online Portal

Application Deadline: The application deadline is January 27, 2017.

For more details visit the official site