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Vice Chancellor's Research Scholarships

£14,777 (2018/19 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.

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, applying for September 2018 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 21 January 2018.

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/


The deadline for this scholarship for 2018/19 has now passed. Applications may be considered later than the deadline depending on school allocation processes; further information will be available from the relevant school.

Further information for 2019/20 will be published when available.

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