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2017 Vice Chancellor’s Research Scholarship At University of Kent In UK

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The University of Kent is offering up to three Vice Chancellor’s Research Scholarships for new PhD students starting in the academic year 2017/18. Scholarships are open to UK, EU and overseas students.

Vice Chancellor’s Research Scholarships will be awarded to outstanding applicants able to demonstrate a high level of academic achievement, excellent communication skills, and the potential to make a strong contribution to their chosen field of research.

The University of Kent is a public research university based in Kent, United Kingdom. It was founded in 1965 and is recognised as a Beloff’s plate glass university

Applicants should be on track for a first-class Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant subject, or an equivalent non-UK qualification, or a Master’s degree at merit or distinction in a relevant subject or equivalent.

Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue research.

Study Subject: The scholarships are only open to new doctoral students, studying in the following fields: Classical and Archaeological Studies, Comparative Literature, English Language and Linguistics, Modern Languages (French, German, Hispanic Studies, and Italian), Philosophy and Religious Studies.

Scholarship Award: The scholarships cover full home/EU fees plus a maintenance grant and a salary which will total an amount equivalent to that offered by the Research Councils for 2017;

  • The scholarships will be offered for one year in the first instance, renewable for a maximum of three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance;
  • The scholarships are administered under the Graduate Teaching Assistantship Scheme, further details of which can be found at : http://www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/postgraduate/gta.html. Recipients of these scholarships will be expected to undertake four hours of teaching per week over the three years of the award.

Number of Scholarships: Three scholarships will be awarded.

Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • The scholarships are only open to new doctoral students, studying in the following fields: Classical and Archaeological Studies, Comparative Literature, English Language and Linguistics, Modern Languages (French, German, Hispanic Studies, Italian), Philosophy and Religious Studies;
  • The competition for these scholarships is open to UK, EU and overseas fee-paying students. Please note that overseas students must have the appropriate documentation to evidence eligibility to work in the UK.

Nationality:  Scholarships are open to UK, EU and overseas students.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must hold a good honours degree (First or 2.1) and a Master’s degree at Merit or Distinction in a relevant subject or equivalent.

English language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

How to Apply: Candidates must make a formal application to study on a SECL doctoral programme, by March 3, 2017. The completed form should be sent to the SECL Postgraduate Coordinator at seclpgadmin-at-kent.ac.uk.

Application Form

Application Deadline: Scholarship application deadline is March 3, 2017.

Scholarship Link

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