The University of Reading, known As one of the top 20 universities in the UK for research intensity is inviting highly qualified international students who are interested in research within the scope of science, life sciences, social science, arts, and humanities, we have a lot to offer if you want to undertake research that makes an impact.
Depending on your discipline, you may be able to suggest your research topic or apply it to work on a specific project.
We structure our research around four interdisciplinary themes:
Agriculture, Food and Health
Heritage and Creativity
Prosperity and Resilience
If you have qualified in the arts, humanities, social sciences, or business, you will most likely identify your research topic, taking into account the resources and time available to you.
With a background in science or life science, you will find many opportunities to contribute to predefined projects. Supported by your supervisor, you will still work independently and usually get to shape the project to your interests so that you can make an original contribution.
What is Expected?
The studentships offer:
A subsistence grant (stipend) to match the 2022/23 UK Research Council rate (the 2021/22 rate is £15,609)
Tuition fees at the International rate
A £1,000 p.a. training and development allowance
All awards are for up to three years in duration.
Funding is only open to international candidates. Candidates will be required to meet the language requirements specified by their department upon entry.
Due to the nature of the studentships where training and support will be directly available via the university, we only invite applications for students wishing to study at one of the University of Reading campuses. Unfortunately, we cannot support other modes of study, such as by distance.
HOW TO APPLY
- Contact your School or Department. As a first step, you should check with the Postgraduate Research Administrator in your School or Department that your proposed research can be supervised by the School/Department.
- Apply for a place of admission. You will then need to apply for admission to a Ph.D. program in your chosen subject via our online admissions portal.
In the ‘Scholarships applied for’ box which appears within the Funding Section of your online application, quote ‘International Research Studentship Competition for your application to be considered in this competition.
- Schools nominate two candidates for the main studentship competition in the Graduate School.
- If you have been nominated by your school, the School will inform you and ask you to prepare a 700-word summary research proposal. The international studentship competition requires a research proposal with a maximum length of 700 words, excluding title and references. The proposal can be emailed to your Postgraduate Research Administrator and prospective supervisor. The research proposal is an important element of the funding decision.
- The last stage of the competition is for the final selection and panel members decide on who will be awarded the studentships. This will take place at the end of March 2022.
Successful candidates will be notified via a formal studentship award letter by the end of April 2022.
- Please note that this is provided separately from any offer of admission and will be subject to standard checks for eligibility and other criteria.
The deadline for applications is Monday 10 January 2022.