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DOST-Newton PhD Positionsfor Filipino Students in UK, 2017

Applications are invited for DOST-Newton Ph.D. Scholarships jointly funded by the Newton Fund and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). Filipino Citizens can apply for these Ph.D. Scholarships.

The aim of the DOST-Newton Ph.D. Scholarships is to facilitate the capacity building of individuals, and the building of sustainable, long-lasting links between the UK and the Philippines.

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The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organization for cultural relations.  The British Council creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and builds trust between them worldwide.

Course Level: The studentships are available for full-time Ph.D. program at a UK higher education institution.

Study Subject: The Newton Fund forms part of the UK’s ODA commitment to developing the Philippines, and each project must fall within the following priority areas: Health and life sciences, Improving environmental resilience, Improving energy security, Future cities, Agritech and Digital, innovation, and creativity.

Award: The Department of Science and Technology will cover the following costs:

Filipino scholars’ travel, visa, and insurance fees; and Monthly accommodation and living allowance for the duration of the study.

The Newton Agham Program will cover the following costs:

Tuition fees at the UK institution; and A grant for consumables and special needs costs (maximum of £3,000 per year).

The award can be taken in the UK

Eligibility:  For an applicant to be considered for the DOST-Newton Ph.D. Scholarship, the applicant must:

  • be a Filipino Citizen and must be in the first five years of their research career (measured from the date when applicant obtained Master’s degree);
  • be a faculty or staff member of a Philippine university or college;
  • have a Master’s degree in a related field;
  • be in good health, as certified by a licenced medical doctor;
  • have no pending criminal/administrative charges or must not have been convicted for violation of any Philippine Law (certification must be obtained from National Bureau of Investigation);
  • pass all screening procedures, including formal acceptance to a Ph.D. program in a UK university; and
  • Fulfill all the Terms and Conditions of the grant, including a return service obligation.

Nationality: Filipino Citizens can apply for these Ph.D. Scholarships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have a Master’s degree in a related field.

English language Requirements:

How to Apply: The mode of application is online.

Application Form

Application Deadline: application deadline is 10 October 2016.

Scholarship Link