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Vice Chancellor's Research Scholarships

£15,009 (2019/20 rate) plus Home/EU fees 

Kent has established 100 doctoral scholarships to be awarded annually. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic excellence and outstanding research potential.

The Vice Chancellor's Researcher Scholarships offer the full UK Research Council rate of £15,009 (rate for 2019/20) plus tuition fees at the Home/EU rate, and are administered under the Graduate Teaching Assistant Scheme. Further details can be found at: http://www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/postgraduate/gta.html.


  • Candidates must hold a good Honours degree (First or 2:1), or a Master’s degree (merit or distinction) in a relevant subject or equivalent.
  • The scholarship competition is open to all new postgraduate research applicants, applying for September 2019 entry.
  • Current Kent research students are not eligible for this scholarship.
  • UK, EU and overseas fee paying students are invited to apply. Please note that overseas students must have the appropriate documentation to evidence eligibility to work in the UK. Further information can be found at: http://www.kent.ac.uk/human-resources/immigration/right-to-work/acceptable-documents.html  

How to apply

The deadline by which all eligible research doctoral applicants are guaranteed consideration for funding is 20 January 2019.

Applications may be considered later than this deadline depending on school allocation processes; contact the relevant academic school for details.

Submit a formal application for postgraduate research study at the University of Kent at http://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/apply/index.html.

For further details of the available GTAs please contact the relevant academic schools: https://www.kent.ac.uk/departments/academic/

For information on Academic School Vice Chancellor's Research Scholarships please see below:

- School of Economics
- School of Engineering and Digital Arts


The deadline for this scholarship for 2019/20 has passed. Details for 2020/21 will be published here when available.  Applications may be considered later than the deadline depending on school allocation processes; further information will be available from the relevant school.

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