Chevening is the UK Government’s global scholarship programme that offers future leaders the unique opportunity to study in the UK. These scholarships are awarded to outstanding professionals from your country and beyond to pursue a one-year master’s degree in any subject at any UK university.
Chevening provides fully-funded scholarships, leaving you free to focus on achieving your academic goals and enjoying the experience of a lifetime. You will live and study in the UK for a year, during which time you will develop professionally and academically, grow your network, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK.
If you have ambition, leadership potential, and a strong academic background, we encourage you to apply to study in the UK, a classroom like no other.
How to apply
Applications for 2019/2020 Chevening Scholarships are open from 6 August. They close on 6 November 2018 at 12:00 GMT.
Applications can only be submitted using the Chevening online application system, available through the ‘apply’ button on this page.
Prior to starting your application for a Chevening Scholarship please ensure you have the following ready:
Valid passport/national ID card
University transcripts and degree certificates (undergraduate, postgraduate)
Three different UK master’s course choices
Names of two referees who know you in a professional or academic capacity
Please note that if you are shortlisted for an award, you will be required to log into the online application system and request a reference from your referees. The request will generate an email to the referees and they will need to submit the reference by Monday, 25 February 2019. If your referees do not submit by this deadline, you will be unable to proceed with an interview.
QMUL offers research studentships to the value of around £12 million to support PhD students each year. These include our own prestigious QMUL Principal’s Postgraduate Research Studentships, as well as Research Council UK (RCUK) funded studentships, funding from industry, and from research charities and cultural institutions.
The Postgraduate Research Studentships set out on this page typically provide funding for up to three years of PhD study. The studentships cover tuition fees and provide maintenance paid at a rate of c£16,000 pa. We anticipate offering up to 100 studentships for entry in 2019. They include:
QMUL Principal’s Postgraduate Research Studentships are available to applicants of any nationality, for PhDs in any area of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and Engineering. There is no separate application process for these awards. Applications must be received by 31 January 2019, with the exception of applications for Law which must be received by 7 December 2018.
RCUK Research Studentships are generally restricted to Home and EU students researching particular subject areas. In general, there is no separate application process for these awards and applications must be received by 31 January 2019.
Research Studentships funded through industry, research charities, and cultural organisations are typically tied to a particular PhD project and have variable eligibility criteria. They have deadlines throughout the year and will be advertised at www.findaphd.com or on departmental websites.
PhD Studentship in When Machine Learning Meets Big Data in Wireless Communications
Recent several decades have witnessed the exponential growth in commercial data services, which lead to step in the so-called big data era. The pervasive increasing data traffic present both the imminent challenges and new opportunities to all aspects of wireless system design, such as efficient wireless caching, drone base station deployment and adaptive nonorthogonal multiple access design. Machine learning, as one of the most promising artificial intelligence tools, has been invoked in many areas both in the academia and industry. Nevertheless, the application of machine learning in wireless communication scenarios is still in its infancy, which motivates to develop this phD project. The aim of this phD project is to use social media data to predict the requirements of mobile users for improving the performance of wireless networks.
All applicants should hold a masters level degree at first /distinction level in Computer Science or Electronic Engineering (or a related discipline). Applicants should have a good knowledge of English and ability to express themselves clearly in both speech and writing. The successful candidate must be strongly motivated for doctoral studies, must have demonstrated the ability to work independently and to perform critical analysis.
Candidates are asked to possess fundamental knowledge and skills in two or more of the following areas:
Excellent background in communication theory and signal processing algorithms. Good knowledge of emerging 5G and IoT techniques, such as NOMA, wireless caching and mobile computing, UAV, V2X, etc.
Prior experience/education in both theory and practice of machine learning.
Hands on experience using one of the following deep learning libraries: Tensorflow, PyTorch, Theano or similar.
Good coding skills. (Python and C++ are considered a plus).
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP and the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) are pleased to offer a full tuition fee only scholarship (one) for the September 2018 intake for students wishing to follow the LLM in Energy and Natural Resources Law Programme.
Who is eligible to apply for this scholarship?
Students holding an offer for the LLM in Energy and Natural Resources Law programme (either conditional or unconditional, home/EU or overseas) for full-time study may apply for this scholarship online- see details on how to apply below.
Closing Dates and Important Notes
You MUST apply for the LLM in Energy and Natural Resources Law in London before applying for a scholarship – your application ID number is a requirement.
You must have applied for this programme by 4 June 2018 to then be eligible to apply for this scholarship.
The online form must be completed and submitted with relevant documentation (detailed below) no later than 23:59h BST on 2 July 2018.
Any student who has applied for the LLM Programme by 4 June 2018 and has not received an LLM offer of study by 25 June 2018 should contact email@example.com (not the admissions team) and quote the date of application and their application number in order for us to look into this.
What does this scholarship cover? How are they paid?
For the successful candidates, his/her tuition fees payable to Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) – the equivalent of £14,250 for a Home/EU student or £20,700 for a non-Home/EU student – will be covered entirely by the scholarship in the form of a fee waiver. Please note the scholarship does not cover any additional living costs or flights etc.
New PhD students undertaking full-time research in the area of Intellectual Property (IP) can apply for a Herchel Smith Scholarship to start in the 2018-19 academic year. The award covers three years of study while in full time enrolment, subject to satisfactory annual progress reports.
The award will cover all tuition fees whether at the Home/EU rate or the overseas rate. It is therefore open to both UK and non-EU applicants. In addition, an award of around £16,500 per year (reviewed annually) will be paid to the recipient on a monthly basis throughout the calendar year starting from September 2018.
What are Scholarship holders required to do?
Successful recipients of this award are not required to undertake any teaching or research assistant duties, but they are expected to participate in the Intellectual Property community at Queen Mary University of London.
Who can apply?
The Herchel Smith PhD Scholarship Programme recognises and supports exceptional full-time students who show the potential to make an outstanding contribution to intellectual property law. This programme supports PhD students in intellectual property law and those working at the intersection of intellectual property law and other areas of sciences and humanities.
The award is for new applicants who will enrol at the start of the coming academic year, in September 2018. Therefore, current PhD students who enrolled prior to September 2018 are not eligible to apply for the award.
Also, applicants should note that our PhD programme only has one entry point each year – in September. Given that most LLM courses in the UK end with graduation in November (and that entry on to our PhD programme is dependent upon applicants obtaining a certain grade on their LLM so as to meet our academic entry requirements), so this means current LLM students who will graduate in November 2018 could only begin their studies with us in September 2019, and thus aren’t eligible to apply for this award this coming year (unless they have previously graduated from an LLM degree taken earlier).
Norman Palmer was the academic principal of the Institute of Art and Law, under the auspices of which he provided countless hours of instruction to hundreds of students. His wisdom and intellectual curiosity produced a number of leading publications, including Palmer on Bailment, Art Loans and Museums and the Holocaust, as well as dozens of articles in the area of art and cultural property law. As a barrister, he specialized in the fields of cultural objects, personal property, commercial law and dispute resolution, including the mediation of disputes over cultural objects. His clients included governments, local authorities, cultural institutions, religious bodies, indigenous communities, museum curators, art collectors, art dealers, transporters and insurers. His knowledge and understanding of the field as well as his enthusiasm for it, were unparalleled, and the new LLM programme in Art, Business and Law, which launched in September 2017 is his legacy to Queen Mary.
What do the scholarships cover? How are they paid?
This scholarship will cover the partial cost of tuition only in the form of a fee waiver; it will not cover additional course costs (books etc.) or accommodation fees. Scholarships are not payable directly to successful applicants but are off set against your student fee invoice. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, the submitted personal statement in response to the set question as detailed in the application, and in some cases, financial need and professional/extracurricular achievements.
Course: LLM Art, Business and Law
Value: 1/3 off tuition fees
Available for full time study only
Closing Dates and Important Notes
You must have an offer of study on the LLM Art Business and Law programme before you apply for this scholarship.
Course: LLM programmes as listed (except those specified)
Value: 10 x £10K tuition fee waiver
Available for full time study only
Which LLM programmes are eligible? 10 partial LLM scholarships (partial tuition fee waivers for 5 x Home/EU students and 5 x International students) from the School of Law for the following LLM programmes:
What do the scholarships cover? How are they paid?
The LLM scholarships cover the partial cost of tuition only in the form of a fee waiver; the scholarships do not cover additional course costs (books etc.) or accommodation fees. Scholarships are not payable directly to successful applicants but are off set against your student fee invoice. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, the submitted personal statement in response to the set question as detailed in the application, and in some cases, financial need and professional/extracurricular achievements.
We will be awarding two School of English and Drama Excellence Scholarships in 2017-18 for students pursuing our MA in Theatre and Performance or our MA in English Studies (any of the seven pathways) or our MA in Poetry.
The Scholarships cover 50% of the course fees – one scholarship will go to a Home/EU student, the other scholarship will go to an International student.
Eligibility for the scholarship
In order to be selected by our panel to receive the award:
You should have an excellent academic track-record. We would usually expect you to achieve, or be expected to achieve, the equivalent of a British 1st Class Honours Degree.
You must meet the conditions of your offer.
You must not be in receipt of any other QMUL scholarship or full-fee scholarship from any other source. If you are in receipt of another QMUL Scholarship, e.g. the Alumni Loyalty Award, you will be awarded only one Scholarship, whichever has the greater value.
Please note that:
Scholarships are not payable directly to you, but are off set against your student fee invoice.
Awards cannot be deferred to subsequent years.
How to apply for the scholarships
Simply apply to study full-time on our MA in Theatre and Performance or our MA in English Studies (any of the seven pathways) or our MA in Poetry before programme through our online portal before Thursday 1 June 2017. Scholarships are not available for part-time study.
Deadline: We must have received an MA application by 09:00 BST on Thursday 1 June 2017.
We will be awarding one Excellence Scholarship in 2017-18 for students pursuing our BA in English, BA in Drama or BA in English and Drama.
The Scholarship will cover 50% of the course fees (for the standard duration of the course) and will go to an International student (paying overseas fees)
You will be eligible if you are an international student who firmly accepts our offer to study on one of the three participating degree programmes (BA in English, BA in Drama, BA in English and Drama). If you’re eligible you’ll be invited to submit a short piece of writing. You would be expected to maintain an average of 68% or above to retain the scholarship.
How to apply:
When you firmly accept our offer of a place we’ll write to you with details of the writing task.
Deadline: Essays must be submitted by 17:00 BST on Monday 10 July 2017.
What does the scholarship cover? How are they paid?
The partial scholarship covers one third of the tuition fee only in the form of a fee waiver; the partial scholarships do not cover additional course costs (books etc…) or accommodation fees. Partial scholarships are NOT payable directly to successful applicants but are off set against your student fee invoice. The partial scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic merit, the submitted statement in response to the set question as detailed in the application, and in some cases, financial need and professional/extracurricular achievements.
Closing Dates and Important Notes
You must have an offer of study for the MSc Law and Finance before you apply for the partial scholarship.
Apply early for the MSc Law and Finance Programme
Apply for the MSc Law and Finance programme as early as possible and no later than 13 February 2017. Students who have not submitted their complete MSc Law and Finance programme application by this date will not be considered for funding. If you have missing documents in your programme application it may not be considered in time for partial scholarship consideration. It is acceptable to apply if you have not yet taken your English language test or do not have your final academic grades.
The deadline for submission of the partial scholarships application is 13 March 2017 by 16.00 GMT – students must have an offer of study (either conditional or unconditional) for the MSc Law and Finance programme before applying for the partial scholarship.