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 Deadline: Scholarship application deadline is March 3, 2017.