PhD Scholarships in Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London, UK

The Department of Chemical Engineering has up to 10 fully-funded scholarships available for outstanding PhD applicants each year. If you would like to be considered for a scholarship, you are expected to have obtained (or be heading for) a First Class Honours degree at Master’s level (or equivalent) in chemical engineering, another branch of engineering or a related science.

The standard period of the scholarship is 42 months. The scholarships are open to all applicants regardless of their fee status, and cover both tuition fees and an annual tax-free contribution to maintenance costs of £16,553.

How to apply
In order to be considered for the Chemical PhD Scholarships, you will need to submit an application for admission through the online admissions system. The Progamme is Chemical Engineering Research – Full Time. Your application form must include:

  • Full transcripts of your university studies to date
  • A personal statement to support your application, which should outline your research interest and experience
  • A copy of your English Language certificate (if applicable – the language requirement can be found here: where there are 2 levels we require the higher level)
  • The contact details of 2 referees, at least one of whom must be an academic referee (for example your project supervisor or personal tutor). You will be asked to give the e-mail addresses of the referees, which will trigger reference requests directly to the referees. Please do not upload reference letters, as the references must come directly from the referees. References are confidential between the referee and the College. Please note that the e-mail addresses must be personal institutional addresses (university or company e-mail addresses) rather than webmail addresses, as these are not acceptable.

The scholarships are very competitive and you should demonstrate an outstanding academic record and research skills. Applications will be considered by an academic selection panel, which meets twice a year. The application timeline is as follows:

Round 1:

  • Application deadline: 31 October for entry in October of the following year
  • The shortlisting panel will meet in late November and interviews will be held in late November or early December
  • Successful candidates will be sent a list of available projects and supervisors within a week of the last interview and we will endeavour to allocate projects by the end of December

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University President’s Scholarships (UPS), University of South Australia

University President’s Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit.

A UPS will cover tuition fees and Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). The living allowance must be provided by the University of South Australia centre, school, division where an applicant has applied. The minimum rate is the RTP Stipend base rate. In some cases, the living allowance may be provided by a sponsor or external funding provider.

The benefits and conditions are based on those applicable to the RTPi scholarship; however, they may be amended depending on the source of the living allowance; any offer made will detail the benefits and conditions that apply.

Travel expenses are not covered by the scholarship.

Benefits and conditions
The UPS scholarship benefits and conditions will be sent with an offer of scholarship and you should read them carefully prior to signing an acceptance form. These Scholarship Benefits and Conditions – International Research Degree Students (PDF file, 375 kb) apply to all people who accept offers from the University of South Australia for the RTP International scholarship or UniSA President’s scholarship.

You must have a University of South Australia supervisor willing to nominate you for consideration and outstanding academic records, and be a citizen of an overseas country eligible for entry to Australia for the time required to complete the research degree. UPS are nearly always given to doctorate by research candidates but can be given to masters by research candidates in some cases. These scholarships can only be taken at this university.

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PhD Studentships, Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK

Henley Business School holds triple-accredited status, placing us among the top 1% of global business schools, and we enjoy a reputation for high quality academic and applied research. The University of Reading is ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world and consistently rated among the UK’s most research intensive institutions.

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Becoming a PhD student in the area of Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour at Henley provides a unique opportunity to undertake original research that is timely as well as business relevant and to develop your critical thinking, intellectual capacity and creativity. Our postgraduate research students are drawn from all over the world and benefit from a dynamic research environment, supervision from internationally-renowned faculty, dedicated support and outstanding facilities. Our faculty continuously publishes in internationally well-known and highly rated journals such as the Journal of Organizational Behaviour, Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, British Journal of Sociology, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Organisation Studies, The Leadership Quarterly, Academy of Management Learning & Education, Organization Science, British Journal of Management, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, International Journal of Management Reviews, Group and Organisation Management, including books with the following imprints: Routledge, Sage, JAI Press, Edward Elgar and Harvard Business Review Press.

In the 2016 annual evaluation of supervisory arrangements carried out by the University of Reading’s Graduate School 100% of our PhDs rated their supervisory experience as either satisfied or very satisfied, with the majority (83%) being very satisfied.

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London School of Economics and Political Science PhD Studentships, UK

In 2018 LSE will be offering around 100 major studentships to new PhD students in the form of LSE PhD Studentships and LSE ESRC DTP Studentships.

LSE PhD Studentships are tenable for four years and cover full fees and an annual stipend of £18,000. They are available for UK, EU and international students undertaking research in any LSE discipline, with annual renewal subject to satisfactory academic performance.

These awards will be made solely on the basis of outstanding academic merit and research potential. This relates both to your past academic record and to an assessment of your likely aptitude to complete a PhD in your chosen topic in the time allocated.

The studentships include a requirement that scholars contribute to their department as part of their research training, in the form of teaching or other work, usually from year two onwards.

How to apply
Academic departments nominate students for consideration by a School panel for all PhD funding opportunities they may be eligible for. There is no separate application for any of these studentships.

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Berlin Mathematical School PhD Scholarships, Germany

For admission to our program in 2018, applications will be accepted from 15 September to 1 December 2017 and from 1 February to 1 April 2018.

Application deadline (scholarships available): 1 December 2017.
Late application deadline (limited number of scholarships available): 1 April 2018.

BMS PhD Application Guidelines – for all you need to know about applying to the BMS
First download our BMS PhD Application Guidelines and read them thoroughly before beginning the online application process. You will find the answers to your questions in there, or in our FAQs, or here on our website.

Students entering Phase I of the BMS are expected to have a bachelor degree, or equivalent. (Thus, in particular, Berlin mathematics students in their “Hauptstudium” can apply for membership in BMS. For students who are further advanced, part of the Phase I course requirements may be waived.)

For entering Phase II, students are expected to have a master degree, or to pass the BMS Qualifying Exams. (In particular, they thus satisfy the regular admission requirements of the Berlin universities’ PhD programs.)

For more information about our requirements, please read our FAQs.

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Newcastle University Overseas Research Scholarship (NUORS), UK

Newcastle University is committed to offering support to the very best international students hoping to pursue a programme of research. We are pleased to offer a small number of University funded NUORS awards for outstanding international students who apply to commence PhD studies in any subject in 2018/19.

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Value of award
This award covers the difference between home and overseas fee rates (value approximately £10,800 to £16,200 per annum)

Number of awards

Start date and duration
The award is valid for the normal duration of the PhD.

Application closing date
27 April 2018.

Newcastle University

Eligibility Criteria
You could be eligible to apply for a NUORS award if:

  • you have been offered a place on a PhD research programme
  • you have been assessed as international/overseas for fees purposes, and are wholly or partially self-financing
  • you intend to register to start your studies during the 2018/19 academic year.

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PhD Studentships, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Sussex, UK

PhD Studentship: Inertial sensors and lattices for Quantum Technology
A 3.5 year PhD position is available in in the Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Group with Prof. Barry Garraway in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Sussex.

University of Sussex, UKThe position consists of current fees and a yearly stipend of £14296 which can be supplemented by tutoring. The position also includes an annual travel allowance. You should have a physics, electrical engineering or related degree.

The physics of ultra-cold atoms provides fantastic opportunities for the development of new ideas with applications such as new and more precise sensors in quantum technology. This theory project is expected to co-operate with experimental work: the PhD student will take a leading role in the development of techniques for the control of ultra-cold atoms. The work aims to make theoretical studies of quantum systems in topologies such as atoms in elongated traps, rings, lattices, shells and toroids. The work may have applications to interferometry, rotation sensing, accelerometers and quantum information processing.

The project will build on recent proposals to make microwave loop traps [1] and lattices [2] for ultra-cold atoms that may be used for model condensed matter simulations and quantum information processing on a grid. For a recent review of related work see [3]. The project is mostly theoretical, but there may be an opportunity for experimental work, too. The project will be connected to work in the UK Quantum Technology hub in sensors and metrology as the work in this project is highly relevant, as underpinning science, to the development of quantum technologies.

The University of Sussex is located a short distance from the city of Brighton and Hove. It is a vibrant seaside location, boasting beautiful views and a huge range of activities and attractions. The city has great transport links, and the area is surrounded by unique villages and the South Downs National Park.

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PhD Scholarships – Singapore University of Technology and Design

The SUTD PhD Programme offers you a chance to collaborate with the best in their fields.

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We offer the following in-house scholarships on a competitive basis to outstanding full-time PhD Programme applicants:

SUTD President’s Graduate Fellowship (PhD)

  • Open to all nationalities
  • Full tuition fees
  • Monthly stipend of:
    • S$3,500 (Singapore Citizens)
    • S$3,200 (Singapore Permanent Residents)
    • S$3,000 (International Students)
  • CPF contribution (Singapore Citizens only)
  • Annual conference funding support
  • Opportunities for sponsored overseas research, attachments and industry internships

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Vice-Chancellor’s PhD Scholarship (VCPS), RMIT University, Australia

RMIT University AustraliaScholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and research potential to local and international candidates undertaking a research doctoral degree.

The Vice-Chancellor’s PhD Scholarships (VCPS) are funded by RMIT University.

Value and duration
The VCPS provides the following benefits to recipients:

  • a stipend of $42,384.50 per annum pro rata (full-time study) which represents a generous RMIT top up of approximately $15,000 above the RTP rate
  • a research support allowance of $5,000 per annum to support research activities
  • a HDR publication award of $10,000 (payable on thesis submission). Candidates must submit their thesis within three and a half years (or equivalent part-time) to be eligible for award
  • a relocation allowance for the cost of relocating in order to take up their postgraduate research program, up to $515 per adult and $255 per child to a maximum of $1,540
  • paid sick, maternity and parenting leave (within the limits of the Scholarship Terms and Conditions).

If you are a local candidate, you will also receive a government-funded Research Training Program (RTP) place or equivalent. An RTP place is supported with a HECS exemption for the standard duration of the course. Applicants successful in receiving an RTP place are not required to pay tuition fees for the maximum duration of their candidature.

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PhD Studentships in Experimental Particle Physics, University of Sussex, UK

University of Sussex, UKThe University of Sussex Experimental Particle Physics group plays a critically important role in a number of experiments at the frontiers of our knowledge of particle physics, with main involvement in: the ATLAS experiment and its upgrades at the CERN Large Hadron Collider, the SNO+ neutrinoless double beta decay experiment at SNOLAB (Canada), the NOvA and DUNE neutrino oscillation experiments at Fermilab (USA), and the Neutron EDM experiment at PSI (Switzerland).

We are presently offering several fully funded studentships on these experiments available to UK and EU nationals for a September 2017 start. Funded studentships cover a tax free bursary (£14,553 per annum in 2017/18) and home/EU fees for 3.5 years. Additional financial support is provided to cover short-term and long-term travel. Interviews of shortlisted candidates will be held in February and March. There are also funding opportunities for non-EU students to work on projects in our group through a China Scholarship Council/Sussex joint scholarship (open to Chinese nationals) and the Sussex Chancellor’s International Research Scholarship (open to any nationality).

Type of award
Postgraduate Research

Award amount
£14553 (2017-18) per annum tax-free bursary and waiver of fees each year for 3.5 years. Full-time study

You should have a physics or related degree, or be due to graduate before September 2018.

Further details on our entry requirements can be found at

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