Deadline: February 1, 2018
The University of Edinburgh will offer up to 30 Enlightenment Scholarships for students starting their PhD research at the University in the 2018-2019 academic session.
The University of Edinburgh (abbreviated as Edin. in post-nominals), founded in 1582, is the sixth oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland’s ancient universities. The university is deeply embedded in the fabric of the city of Edinburgh, with many of the buildings in the historic Old Town belonging to the university. It has a student population of over 36,000.
The University of Edinburgh was ranked 17th in the world by the 2014–15 QS rankings. It is ranked as the 6th best university in Europe by the U.S. News’ Best Global Universities Ranking, and 7th best in Europe by the Times Higher Education Ranking. The Research Excellence Framework, a research ranking used by the UK government to determine future research funding, ranked Edinburgh 4th in the UK for research power, and 11th overall. It is ranked 16th in the world in arts and humanities by the 2015–16 Times Higher Education Ranking. It is ranked the 23rd most employable university in the world by the 2015 Global Employability University Ranking. It is a member of both the Russell Group, and the League of European Research Universities, a consortium of 21 research universities in Europe. It has the third largest endowment of any university in the United Kingdom, after the universities of Cambridge and Oxford.
Candidates are required to have good English Language skills with scholarship applicants normally requiring a minimum IELTS of 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.5 in each section) achieved within the past two years.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD research programme.
Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to study the subjects offered by the university.
Scholarship Award: Each Enlightenment Scholarship will cover full tuition fees, a living cost award, equivalent to the current UK research council rates and subject to satisfactory progress the scholarship are awarded for up to 4 years for full-time PhD study, pro-rata for part-time study.
Number of Scholarships: Not given
Scholarship can be taken in the UK
Eligibility for the Scholarship:
Eligible Countries: Scholarships are available for UK, EU and international students.
Entrance Requirements: The awards are open to UK, EU and international students applying to an eligible PhD programme commencing their research degree in the between August 2018 and December 2018 of the 2018-2019 academic session.
English Language Requirements: Candidates are required to have good English Language skills with scholarship applicants normally requiring a minimum IELTS of 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.5 in each section) achieved within the past two years. Please check the Entry Requirements for your proposed programme of study for details of other acceptable English language qualifications. The requirement for an IELTS score of 7.0 (or equivalent) may be higher than the level required for admissions purposes.
For both tracks, student selection and admission processes will include an appraisal of a personal statement and the applicant’s suitability for their proposed career development routes.
Application deadline: February 1, 2018
How to Apply:
The mode of applying is online.
Visit the Official Scholarship Website for more details.
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