Faculty of Science Scholarships, University of Sheffield, UK

University of Sheffield, UKThe Faculty of Science is the home of science at the University of Sheffield. Our seven departments span the biological sciences, chemistry, physics and mathematics, and more than 90% of our research is ranked world-leading or internationally excellent in the Research Excellence Framework 2014.

We are training a new generation of scientists dedicated to understanding ourselves,our world and its place in the universe. Our postgraduate researchers are an essential part of a vibrant, engaging and supportive research community, which we invite you to join. We are currently offering a number of fee scholarships to support excellent home, EU or overseas students wishing to study in the following areas:

Animal and Plant Sciences: Deepening human understanding of organisms and ecosystems to build a sustainable future

Biomedical Science: Leading acclaimed research to develop knowledge of medical conditions and improve treatments

Chemistry: Innovative research in the synthesis, properties and applications of molecules

Mathematics and Statistics: Exploring the length and breadth of pure and applied mathematics and statistics

Molecular Biology and Biotechnology: Applying the latest technologies to understand the molecular mechanisms that underpin life

Physics and Astronomy: Exploring the fundamental laws of the universe and developing pioneering technologies to tackle global challenges

Psychology: Investigating and understanding human behaviour and society, to satisfy the human urge to understand why

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PhD Studentship in Light-Matter Interactions, University of Southampton, UK

Fully funded international PhD studentships available for Oct. 2019 start

The University of Southampton, UK has been awarded a highly prestigious Programme from the European Research Council to study the generation, propagation and interaction with matter of the “Flying Donuts”, a new type of propagating electromagnetic excitations of toroidal topology, that were never experimentally studied before. This represents an exciting opportunity to advance optics and electromagnetism in a radically new direction since Hertz, Marconi, Popov and Tesla developed technology for generating, detecting, and communicating with conventional electromagnetic waves.

We are seeking bright and highly motivated postgraduate research students of outstanding calibre to join our programme. We welcome applications from students with a background in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, and related subjects. Applicants must have a first or upper second-class degree (or equivalent) from a recognized university, and a solid grounding in Optics/Electromagnetism. The studentships are fully funded for 3.5 years, including tuition fees and a tax-free bursary.

UK, EU and international applicants are welcome.

For informal enquiries please write to Prof. Nikolay I. Zheludev, FRS (niz@orc.soton.ac.uk) or Dr Nikitas Papasimakis (n.papasimakis@soton.ac.uk).

Apply online at www.soton.ac.uk/postgraduate/pgstudy/howdoiapplypg.html selecting “PhD ORC” as degree and “metamaterials” as field of study.

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MS/PhD Fellowships, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia

We are accepting application for both the Spring 2019 and Fall 2019 Sessions. Apply now!​

Application Requirements
KAUST requires a minimum TOEFL score of 79 on the IBT (Internet Based Test) or 6.0 on the IELTS (International English Language Testing System). The KAUST admissions code is 4107. Only official TOEFL or IELTS scores will be accepted. TOEFL or IELTS scores for tests administered by an educational institution for admission to that particular institution are not acceptable.

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology KAUST

A TOEFL or IELTS score is not required if the applicant received a degree from an accredited institution in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, or New Zealand.

KAUST does not require the GRE exam for admission. However, we strongly encourage students to take the GRE general test. A high quantitative score on the GRE will enhance a student’s application. Official test results should be sent directly from ETS. The KAUST admissions code is 4139. The average GRE quantitative score for admitted students is currently 774 out of 800.

Submit an official complete university Transcript/ Mark sheets/ Graduation Certificate/ Academic Record from every institution previously attended. A scan of the official transcript provided by the university in the native language must be uploaded into the online application along with the certified English translation. Your transcript must include the university grading scale for all documents submitted. If offered admission, an official final transcript must be sent to the Office of Admissions prior to arrival (during the onboarding process) in a sealed envelope to:

Office of Admissions
Graduate Affairs
Building 9, Suite 4328
4700 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Thuwal, Jeddah 23955-6900
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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International Doctoral Scholarships in Engineering, Kochi University of Technology, Japan

The Special Scholarship Program (SSP) was established in 2003 in order to support the advanced research of the university by enlisting the help of highly capable students especially students from foreign countries. Every year in April and October, the university enrolls selected doctoral students for specific research projects. The students pursue the doctoral course in English (excl. Japanese students) while at the same time assisting their host professor as a research assistant (RA). Through this program KUT wishes to expand and deepen international ties with academic and educational institutions all over the world.

PROGRAM OF STUDY
Doctoral Program (3 years)
Department of Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering

MEDIUM OF STUDY
English

NUMBER OF STUDENTS TO BE ADMITTED
No more than 3 SSP students can be enrolled concurrently for each project leader. See the SSP project list for details of which projects currently have places available for SSP students.

SSP Research Project List

ENROLLMENT TIME
April/October

SCHOLARSHIP TERM
One year
*The term will be extended for increments of one year up to a total of three years, unless the university terminates the SSP student status for any of the reasons stated in paragraph 13 below, Termination of SSP Student Status.

OBLIGATIONS

  1. The SSP student must work 50 hours per month for a specific research project at the university.
  2. The SSP student must report his/her study and research achievements to the dean of the Graduate School of Engineering at the end of each semester. The submitted report will be evaluated by the dean of the Graduate School of Engineering.

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Social Sciences Graduate School Research PhD Studentships, University of East Anglia, UK

Social Sciences Graduate School Research PhD Studentships are offered to prospective candidates for the academic year 2019/20.

The Studentships will be available under the Scheme to applicants who, in their research proposal, can clearly demonstrate academic excellence in areas relevant to the strategic interests of the School of International Development.

Please see our International Development Research Areas and Academic Profiles for more details, and for the research interests of individual members of staff.

The Studentships cover tuition fees (UK/EU rates), a tax-free maintenance grant (currently £14,777 per year), and a research training support grant. International students are welcome to apply; a small number of studentships will be available to cover full international fees.

Applications for all studentships are invited from suitably qualified graduates. Candidates applying for a PhD studentships should hold, or expect to hold, relevant undergraduate and Master’s degrees (or equivalent) including some research experience. Candidates applying for a 1+3 studentship should hold or expect to hold a relevant undergraduate degree. Candidates will be interviewed, usually via telephone or Skype, as part of the selection process. EU and International applicants may be required to provide evidence of competence in the English Language.

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PhD Scholarships in Economics, CERGE-EI, Czech Republic

Admission to the CERGE-EI PhD program is highly selective. The program seeks to admit students who demonstrate a high level of academic ability, and exhibit the motivation to develop into top quality researchers. The admission committee carefully evaluates each applicant’s academic credentials as evidenced especially by prior courses taken, grades earned, academic references, and the rigor of the institutions attended.

The application deadline is the 31 of March (23:59 Central European Summer Time). There is no application fee.

General information

  • Any individual from any country is welcome to submit an application.
  • CERGE-EI does not discriminate on the basis of nationality, race, gender, or religion.
  • There is no application fee.

Background requirements

  • Strong background in mathematics is an advantage.
  • Sufficient proficiency in English to read, write and fully understand PhD-level study material is necessary.
  • Previous education in economics is welcomed, but not required.

Educational requirements

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent that can be recognized in the Czech Republic (or the expectation of completing a Master’s degree by June of the year for which you are applying). Strong students with a Bachelor’s Degree may also apply directly to the PhD program. However, for legal reasons they cannot take full advantage of PhD student status. For details, please contact us.

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Winton Scholarships, University of Cambridge, UK

University of Cambridge UKThe Fund Managers of the Winton Programme invite applications for Scholarships from those starting PhD study in the area of Physics of Sustainability from October 2019. To be eligible candidates must have a supervisor from the Department of Physics with co-supervisors in other departments permitted.

Awards will provide for all university and college fees due, maintenance at the current UK Research Council level (£14,777 per annum in 2018/19), and a contribution to research expenses. Awards may also be made to supplement part-support from other sources, with funding available for home and overseas students.

Applicants should complete an Expression of Interest form (Click here to download form) and send to the Winton Programme by email (winton@phy.cam.ac.uk) by 5 December 2018 to express an interest in applying for a Winton Scholarship.

In addition, a two-page research proposal will need to be completed and submitted by 14 February 2019. The proposal needs to cover the scientific challenges this research would address and how the proposal fits with the board theme of the Physics of Sustainability and should include the following:

  • Summary of the project (including name(s) of potential supervisors)
  • Description of the project and state of the art
  • Objectives of the project

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Eiffel Scholarships for Master & PhD, France

The Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Program was established by the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs to enable French higher education institutions to attract top foreign students to enroll in their masters and PhD programs.

It gives opportunity to the future foreign decision-makers of the private and public sectors, in priority areas of study, and encourages applicants up to 30 years old from developing countries at master’s level, and applicants up to 35 years old from developing and industrialized countries at PhD level.

2019 Campaign Timeline

  • Opening of the call for applications: week of October 15th 2019
  • Deadline for the reception of applications by Campus France: January 11th 2019.
  • Publication of results: week of March 25th 2019.

Regulations

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School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences PhD Scholarships, University of Edinburgh, UK

The School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences (PPLS) is pleased to offer a number of PhD scholarships for programmes starting in the 2019/20 academic year. The scholarships are available to postgraduate students intending to study for a PhD within PPLS on either a full or part-time basis. The awards are offered on a highly competitive basis and are subject to annual renewal.

University of Edinburgh

Applications are welcome from students applying to study in any of our three subject areas: Philosophy, Psychology and Linguistics & English Language (LEL)

Funding

  • These scholarships are funded by the School of PPLS.
  • The award provides full-time tuition fees (UK/EU or overseas level) with an annual stipend of £14,553 for three years (pro rata for part-time students)

Eligibility

  • The successful applicant will have a very good undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline and ideally will have, or will be studying for, a postgraduate masters degree (or equivalent).
  • Existing doctoral researchers (i.e. those in their 1st or 2nd year of doctoral study) are not eligible for this award.

Deadline
Apply to the relevant PhD programme by Friday 30th November 2018. All complete PhD applications received by these deadlines will be considered for the scholarships. There is no additional application form, you will be automatically considered.

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Vice-Chancellor’s Awards & Cambridge International Scholarships, University of Cambridge, UK

University of Cambridge UKOn behalf of the University, the Cambridge Trust is pleased to offer the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards (for UK and EU students) and the Cambridge International Scholarships (for international students) for those undertaking PhD studies.

The aim of the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards and Cambridge International Scholarships is to ensure that the 250 highest ranked students, irrespective of nationality, receive full financial support to undertake research leading to a PhD.  The Scholarships pay the University Composition Fee and a maintenance allowance sufficient for a single person.

Applicants who wish to start their PhDs in in 2019-20 must apply by either the 5 December 2018 or 3 January 2019 , whichever deadline is appropriate for your course.  Please see the Graduate Admissions webpage ‘Application & Funding Deadlines’.

All applicants should complete the funding section of the online application form via the Applicant Portal expressing their ‘wish to be considered for funding’.

A University Committee draws up one ranked list of all PhD candidates across all disciplines.  The only factors taken into consideration in agreeing this list are academic qualifications, references and research potential.  The financial situation of applicants does not affect the selection of scholarship winners.

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