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Vice Chancellor's Research Scholarships

£14,296 (2016/17 rate) plus Home fees 

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

Scholarships will be offered at the standard UK Research Councils’ rate and administered under the Graduate Teaching Assistant Scheme, further details of which can be found at: http://www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/postgraduate/gta.html


  • Candidates must hold a good Honours degree (First or 2i) or a Master’s degree at merit or distinction in a relevant subject or equivalent.
  • The scholarship competition is open to all new postgraduate research applicants.
  • 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 30 January 2017.

Applications may be considered later than this deadline depending on school allocation processes; further information will be available on school websites.

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

Full details of the GTAs will appear on the relevant academic schools’ web pages at http://www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/postgraduate/index.html?tab=schoolspecific-awards.


30 January 2017.

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