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University Prize PhD Scholarships for Overseas Students at University of Sheffield in UK, 2014

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Each year the University of Sheffield offers a small number of University Prize Scholarships for new PhD students starting in 2014-15.  Awards are open to UK, EU and international applicants in all subjects. Scholarships are offered for up to three years full-time or six years part-time study. Scholarship covers full tuition fees and an annual, tax-free maintenance stipend of £20,000 as well as a Research Training Support Grant of £2,500 per year for study visits, conferences, books, consumables and equipments. Applicants should have, or expect to achieve, a first or upper second class UK honours degree or equivalent. The application deadline is 3rd February 2014

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are provided to learn any of the courses offered by the University of Sheffield.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD degree level at University of Sheffield.
Scholarship Provider: University of Sheffield, UK
Scholarship can be taken at: UK

Eligibility:


  • Applicants should have, or expect to achieve, a first or upper second class UK honours degree or equivalent.
  • Applicants should be applying to start your first year of study on a full-time or part-time PhD with the University in the 2014-15 academic year (i.e. after 1st August 2014, exact start date to be agreed with your supervisor/ department).
  • Awards are open to UK, EU and international applicants.

Scholarship Open for International Students: UK/EU and Overseas Students can apply for these scholarships.

Scholarship Description: Each year the University offers a small number of University Prize Scholarships to the very best PhD applicants. If you’re among the brightest and best in your field, we want to hear from you. These scholarships are open to applicants in all subjects.

Number of award(s): Each year the University offers a small number of University Prize Scholarships to the very best PhD applicants.

Duration of award(s): These scholarships fund up to three years full-time or six years part-time study, subject to satisfactory progress. Part-time studentships are paid at 50% of the full-time rate (i.e. £10,000 maintenance per year).

What does it cover? For new PhD students starting in 2014-15, the University Prize Scholarships will pay:

  • full tuition fees (UK, EU or Overseas)
  • an annual, tax-free maintenance stipend of £20,000
  • a Research Training Support Grant of £2,500 per year for study visits, conferences, books, consumables and equipment.
  • These scholarships fund up to three years full-time or six years part-time study, subject to satisfactory progress. Part-time studentships are paid at 50% of the full-time rate (i.e. £10,000 maintenance per year).

Selection criteria: Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis – applications are assessed on the basis of academic success and qualifications, experience, research background, a clear well-articulated research proposal, the potential impact of the research and a good match with supervisor/ departmental expertise.

Notification: Successful applicants will be notified of the outcome by the end of May 2014.

How to Apply: 

  • Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis – applications are assessed on the basis of academic success and qualifications, experience, research background, a clear well-articulated research proposal, the potential impact of the research and a good match with supervisor/ departmental expertise.
  • Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis – applications are assessed on the basis of academic success and qualifications, experience, research background, a clear well-articulated research proposal, the potential impact of the research and a good match with supervisor/ departmental expertise.
  • As a first step you should contact an academic department/ supervisor to discuss your proposed research project.
  • Apply for admission as a PhD student. Once you have done this you will receive an application/ admissions number (usually within a few working days). You will need this number to apply for a scholarship, so please ensure that you apply in plenty of time before the deadline.
  • Once you have an application number, apply for a scholarship by completing the scholarships application form. This form will be considered alongside the information and supporting documents (transcripts, references etc) that you supplied with your admissions application. You can use this form to apply for various scholarship schemes (University Prize, Faculty, Harry Worthington, Wolfson, ESRC DTC Scholarships) – please complete it once only, ticking the schemes you wish to be considered for.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 3rd February 2014 at 12 noon. Late applications will not be accepted in any circumstances.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application

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