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Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Studentship for International Students in UK, 2018

­The University of Surrey is now accepting applications for Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Studentship for 2018. These studentships are available for high-quality Home/EU or international candidates.

The aim of the scholarship is to provide financial help to all the international students.

The University of Surrey was established on 9 September 1966 with the grant of its Royal Charter, but its roots go back to a late 19th-century concern to provide greater access to further and higher education for the poorer inhabitants of London.

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Scholarship Description:

Applications close: Both your application for a PhD place and your studentship application must be submitted by the dates below (late submissions will not be considered):

  • January 21, 2018 – Hospitality and Tourism
  • January 28, 2018 – Literature and Languages, Guildford School of Acting, Music, and Media
  • March 18, 2018 – Politics, Law, Sociology, Surrey Business School

Course Level: Studentships are available to pursue Ph.D. programme.
Study Subject: Studentships are awarded within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
Scholarship Award: Our offer includes: Tuition fees waiver (Home / EU or International); Maintenance (stipend) at current research-council rates for a full-time Ph.D.; Invitation to teach and/or demonstrate.
Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given.
Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

Studentships will be awarded on the basis of the academic excellence of both the candidate and the research proposal or your supporting statement, in the case of Economics. This is an extremely competitive process and only very high caliber candidates will be successful. Candidates who apply to our Research Council Doctoral Partnership schemes (TECHNE and SeNSS) are automatically considered for our internal studentships as well (there is no need to apply twice).

Eligible Countries:

These studentships are available for high-quality Home/EU or international candidates.

College Admission Requirement:

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have a previous year degree.

English Language Requirements: Non-native speakers of English will normally be required to have IELTS 6.5 or above (or equivalent) with no sub-test of less than 6.

Scholarship Award:

Offer includes:

  • Tuition fees waiver (Home / EU or International);
  • Maintenance (stipend) at current research-council rates for a full-time PhD;
  • Invitation to teach and/or demonstrate.

In addition to the studentship support, all Postgraduate Research (PGR) students in FASS have access to:

  • Professional development and skills support through the Doctoral College’s Researcher Development Programme
  • At least £500 per year for research expenses
  • Invitation to enrol on our PGCert in Higher Education
  • Access to research seminars with visiting speakers and training appropriate to the discipline

Studentships will be awarded on the basis of the academic excellence of both the candidate and the research proposal or your supporting statement, in the case of Economics. This is an extremely competitive process and only very high caliber candidates will be successful. Candidates who apply to our Research Council Doctoral Partnership schemes (TECHNE and SeNSS) are automatically considered for our internal studentships as well (there is no need to apply twice).

How to Apply:

1. Identify and speak to a supervisor

Every departmental webpage on the FASS website has a list of staff details. Please browse staff member details to identify a prospective supervisor and make contact with them. An email is usually a good way to start a conversation. If you cannot identify a suitable staff member or do not get a reply, you should contact the PGR Director for the department to express your interest in pursuing a PhD.

2. Apply for a place on a PhD programme

To be considered for a studentship, you first need to apply for a place on a PhD programme at the University of Surrey. Based on your application, you may be invited for an interview.

3. Complete a studentship application

If you are applying to the following departments, and not applying for SeNSS or TECHNE, please use the FASS Studentship Form: Hospitality and Tourism; Sociology; Politics; Music and Media, Guildford School of Acting; and Literature and Languages.

The completed form should then be submitted as part of your online PhD application as the ‘Research Proposal’.

If you are applying to Law or Surrey Business School then your application for a studentship will be considered based on the information you provide when applying for a place.

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